Cyril Pinel is appointed Director of International Affairs of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety. He has succeeded Marc-Gérard Albert since January 2, 2018.
Prior to this assignment, Cyril Pinel was, since September 2014, Nuclear Advisor at the French Embassy in London (UK), in charge of Northern Europe, the United Kingdom and Finland in particular.
Born in 1965 and a lawyer by trade, Cyril Pinel became in 1998, after a few years with the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the Nuclear Attaché at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations Office (IAEA) and other international organizations in Vienna (Austria). He was in charge of the relations with the IAEA.for issues relating to non-proliferation, safeguards and nuclear safety.
From 2002 to 2005, he was appointed Nuclear Counselor at the French Permanent Representation to the European Union, in Brussels (Belgium). He was the French Representative to the Atomic Questions Group (AQG) and the Joint Research and Atomic Questions Group at the Council of the European Union.
From 2006 to 2009, he was the Director for International Relations at the French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN.
From 2009 to 2011, he was Special Adviser on Nuclear Affairs to the General Director for Globalization at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 2011 to 2014, he joined the French Embassy in Washington DC (USA) as Nuclear Advisor for the United States and Canada.