Diplôme of Civil Engineering, Ecole Supérieure d"Ingénieurs-Lebanon, 1974. Certified, CHEBAP, Paris, 1974-1975. Doctor of Engineering U. Pierre et Marie Curie, 1978.
Civil engineer SODETEG, Paris, 1980-1981.
Consultant United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1981-1983, program specialist, 1983. Company-editor: Assessment and Mitigation of Earthquake Risk in the Arab Region, 1984.
Civil engineer SODETEG, Paris, 1980-1981. Consultant United Nations Educational, 1981-1983, program specialist, 1983-1987, chief unit diaster reduction, 1997-1998, chief science coordinator unit, 1999—2001, chief section engineering and technical, 2001—2003, chief section disaster reduction, since 2004, director section disaster reduction.
Member Seismological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, Association Francaise de Genie Paresismoque, Erathquake Engineering Research Institute.
Married Anne Monier, January 14, 1989. Children: Marle, Odile.