Cécile Maisonneuve is Chairman of La Fabrique de la Cité, the urban innovation think tank, since 2015 and member of the scientific board of the AMS Amsterdam Institute (Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions).
She previously headed the Centre for Energy of IFRI (French Institute for International Relations), which she remains associated with as a Senior Advisor.
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 Ecole 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.