Marc Magaud

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Attaché for Science & Technology (Energy and Environment), Embassy of France in the USA (September 2008-2013).

Marc Magaud has been the Science Attaché for Environment and Sustainable Development at the Embassy of France in Washington since September 2008.

From 2000 to 2008, he was Project Director in the French public service devoted to Small and Medium Businesses, where he lead two large EU-funded projects; one dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility and one dedicated to the promotion of Eco-Technologies. He secured a grant from the French Ministry of Industry to create the first environmental awareness e-learning project aimed at Small businesses.

From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Magaud was a Senior Consultant for URS Greiner Woodward Clyde, a US-based environmental engineering and consulting firm. He was in charge of the Environmental Compliance and Management system for large corporate clients, which includes conducting or coordinating compliance audits, due diligence audits as well as ISO 14001 assessments. Prior to consulting, Mr. Magaud started his career in the nuclear industry at the Environment Division of COGEMA (AREVA Group).

He received his B.A. from Brown University (1990) and graduated from the French School of Political Science in 1994. He holds a post-graduate degree with honors in Environmental Engineering and Management, delivered by the Paris School of Mines (1995).

His publications include articles relating to nuclear waste management (in La Lettre de l’Environnement), environmental communications (in Le Courrier de l’Environnement), environmental certification standards (in CCI-Actualités) and most recently, to the development of renewable electricity in the USA (in Réalités Industrielles – annals des Mines).