Senior Fellow - Villes, Territoires, Développement durable

Institut Montaigne

Cécile Maisonneuve was Chairman of La Fabrique de la Cité from 2015 to 2021. A member of the board of directors of the Foundation Le Corbusier, she is also a Senior Advisor to the Centre for Energy of the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), which she previously headed.

From 2007 to 2012, Cécile has held several positions in the AREVA group, dedicated to international prospective and public affairs. Cécile Maisonneuve began her career in 1997 in the French National Assembly as a civil servant, working successively for the Defence, the Law and the Foreign Affairs Committees.

Cécile Maisonneuve graduated from the École Normale Supérieure, the Paris Institute of Political studies, and the Sorbonne Paris IV-University in history. She has a long collaboration with various French and international think tanks. She is the author of several research papers on energy and of a biography on Benjamin Franklin (2008). A former participant in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. Department of State, she is a member of Vox Femina, an association promoting women’s empowerment as experts in media. Cécile is also a member of the Board of directors of La Française de l’Energie, a member of the prospective committee of the French Energy regulator (CRE), and a member of the scientific board of Planète Energies.

Cécile Maisonneuve


La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

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