He started his career in the field of Power Generation with Alstom Hydro and Thermal Plant Controls in North America. In 2007, he became Director for Strategy at the AREVA T&D Automation Business Unit. In 2008, he was appointed Vice President for Strategy & Innovation for the Energy Management Business of Alstom Power.
Laurent graduated from Supelec, Paris in France with a degree in Power System Engineering. He is a member of several strategic industry committees working on Smart Grids such as CIGRE, IEC, EPRI, ENTSOe and the European Smart Cities Platform, and contributes to a number of expert advisory taskforces to the European Commission on the topics of Generation, Grid and Storage applications.