Marc-Gérard Albert began his career in 1975 at the CEA, where he served as an engineer specialising in isotope separation and the fuel cycle. He returned to the CEA from 1983 to 1986 as part of the Nuclear Materials Procurement Division. After two years with COGEMA in Pierrelatte, he went on to manage the CEA’s R&D and remediation efforts in uranium enrichment and stable isotopes. From 1996 to 2000, he served as section head in the safeguards department of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Marc-Gérard Albert rejoined CEA from 2001 to 2004 to serve as assistant director for international relations.
Since January 2005, he has been counsellor for nuclear affairs at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations and international organisations in Vienna, where he manages relations with the IAEA.
Today Marc-Gérard Albert is IRSN’s new director of international affairs, a position he takes over from Denis Flory, on secondment from IRSN to serve as deputy director general and head of the IAEA’s Department of nuclear safety and security.
Growth in nuclear activities world-wide has led IRSN to expand its contribution to furthering knowledge of nuclear safety in numerous countries within the framework of the new French International Nuclear Agency (AFNI) and to increase international cooperation among organisations that assess nuclear and radiation risks, a means for standardising good practices.
Born in 1953, Marc-Gérard Albert is a graduate of the Ecole centrale de Paris and holds a masters degree in nuclear engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (1975).