1973, BSc in Mathematics, University of Besançon, France; 1996, PhD in Education Sciences and 1997, PhD in Economics, University of Geneva. Formerly: Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Economy, University of Geneva; 10 years as Professor of Science and Technology Policy, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University; Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). 2010-12, Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI), OECD. 2013-14, Member, Member, Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), Cabinet Office, Japan. Since 2014, Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), Cabinet Office. Former Member: Board of Education, Sendai-City, Japan; Board of Directors, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, France; Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), Cabinet Office, Japan. Recipient, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (2011).