Our team

For every project, we build a team of specialists managed by a project Manager and a project Director. The diversity of skills amongst our consultants allows us to offer multidisciplinary teams able to address the most complex issues.

Pierre Odent – Chief Executive Officer

Pierre is a Transport Consultant with 20 years experience of road, rail and airport projects around the world. A transport economist by training with an MSc in Transportation Planning & Management and an Advanced Management degree obtained at Henley. Pierre has a wide ranging portfolio of projects, ranging from the definition of regional transportation Master Plans, cost benefit evaluation of transportation projects, the development of national, regional and urban multimodal models and the evaluation of the impact of transportation policy on air quality. Prior to joining EXPLAIN as its Chief Executive in January 2015, Pierre was CEO of MVA Consultancy and before, General Manager for MVA in France.

 

Alexandre Bréèrette – Managing Director

Alexandre Bréèrette 600Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Alexandre spent 14 years with MVA where he contributed to numerous studies as an expert, project manager or project director. He has acquired a wide range of skills and gives lectures on the interaction between land use and transportation at Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Alexandre contributed to the development of several transportation models at different geographical scales: national models used to evaluate high speed rail projects such as Poitiers-Limoges, Bordeaux-Spain and Bordeaux-Toulouse, regional models in Normandie and Franche Comté, multimodal urban models in Saint Etienne and Nantes. He developed several transportation strategies as project manager: regional transport plan for Normandie, transport plan for Greater Besançon, strategy to reduce car use in the Paris city centre. He was Project Director for several appraisal for large infrastructure projects: GPSO High speed rail project, the highway bypass project for Clermont Ferrand. Alexandre also managed several traffic engineering studies for Greater Lyon and private developers such as Auchan and Leroy Merlin.

 

Valentine Minard – Project Director

valentine-minard-250bValentine has 10 years experience in transportation planning. She joined EXPLAIN after 3 years with CDVIA and 7 years  with MVA Consultancy. She is an experienced Project Manager and Project Director and has led projects for local Authorities, public and private developers.

Her main expertise concerns traffic management, public transport, terminal planning and pedestrian movement optimization.

She has a strong experience in the development of assignment models as well as mircrosimulation models.

 

Laurent Guimas – Project Director – Expert

Laurent works for EXPLAIN as Project Director and expert. Previously, he spent 8 years with MVA where he contributed to numerous studies as an expert, project manager or project director. Laurent also spent 5 years in public research with CNRS. He conducted several research projects on passengers and freight transport at European, national and more local levels. He has developed a deep expertise in transport multimodal modelling including multi-agent modelling techniques and land use modelling. He gives lectures at Ecole Centrale de Lyon and has presented in several seminars on transport modelling, transport policy and land use. With MVA, Laurent managed all the development of the French National transport model for Freight and passengers (MODEV) for the Ministry of transport. He was in charge of demand forecast for the GPSO high speed rail project, developed traffic and revenue forecast for the Charles De Gaulle Express project, developed the multimodal urban model for Greater Strasbourg and advised on the development of the traffic model for Casablanca.

Marie Lalire – Project Director

Marie works for EXPLAIN as Project Director and expert.

Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Marie spent 16 years with erea-conseil à Bordeaux where she directed transport Master Plans for several large cities and in particular for Tours, Ajaccio, Valence Romans, Toulouse and Nantes.

Marie is used to manage multidisciplinary teams as part of large transportation strategy projects and she has a deep knowledge and large experience a stakeholders and public consultation techniques.

Martin Chourrout – Project Manager

martin-chourrout-250Martin works for EXPLAIN as a Project Manager. Specialised in travel modelling, Martin contributed to the development of models for a variety of clients such as the French Ministry of transport, Greater Arras, Ports de Paris, RFF, Greater Strasbourg, Calais port etc. In parallel, Martin managed several economic evaluations of infrastructure projects: a new train station in Bruay-la-Buissière, the electrification of Amiens – Abbeville – Rang-du-Fliers railway line.

Aline Bagland – Project Manager

Aline Bagland 600Aline works for EXPLAIN as a project Manager.

Aline has 10 years experience in traffic engineering, modelling and appraisal.

Nicolas Mony – Project Manager

nicolas-mony-250Nicolas works for EXPLAIN as a Project Manager. Previously, he spent 4 years at MVA developing strong capabilities in survey and modelling techniques using specialized software. He contributed to the development of the French National model (MODEV) for the Ministry of Transport, and he produced the demand forecast for the GPSO high speed project. He worked on the development on the regional model for Haute and Basse Normandy. In parallel, Nicolas has worked on a variety of subjects: transport strategy, traffic engineering, survey techniques, risk analysis, and LUTI models.

 

 

 

Lorène Honoré – Expert

Lorène works for EXPLAIN as an expert.

Previously, Lorène spent 9 years with MVA in Paris and in Bangkok.

Her experience covers interchange planning, accessibility studies, land use, multimodal modelling. She has been involved in complex transportation planning studies involving all modes of transport.

 

 

 

Pierre Tavernier – Project Director – Expert

Pierre joins EXPLAIN in 2019 as a Project Director and Expert. Previously, Pierre worked for KEOLIS during 38 years. Pierre is a public transport expert. His experience covers the definition of public transport networks, the definition of solutions to improve commercial speed for buses, urban travel plans, fares and ticketing policies etc.

 

 

 

 

Alexandre Nicolas – Expert

Alexandre works for EXPLAIN as an Expert. Alexandre obtained his engineering degree at Ecole Polytechnique, he also has an MSC from Cambridge University and obtained a PHD in Physics at University of Grenoble. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Alexandre was a researcher and specialized in pedestrian modelling. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 publications.

 

 

Malik Béchar – Expert

Malik has 20 years of international experience in transport modelling (highway, public transport and
four-stage multimodal models) and has worked both in the public and private sectors, mainly within
Australia, France and Asia. He specialises in high level strategic transport modelling with extensive
experience in using CUBE softwares (TRIPS and VOYAGER).

Malik’s experience covers all the technical aspects of transport modelling: data analysis, networks
coding, model development/calibration/validation (motorisation, generation/attraction, distribution,
modal choice and assignments, highway and public transport), matrix estimation and scenarios
testing/analysis. He has managed various transport modelling projects and his main achievement is
the development of a four-stage multimodal model for New Delhi, capital of India (population of 17
million).

 

Jean Dominique Blardone – Expert

jdbJean Dominique works for EXPLAIN as an expert. He spent the last 20 years working on transport modelling, transport economics and intelligent transport systems. In 1996, he pioneered real time traffic information systems in Europe with the development of SYTADIN. The web site rapidly became the most visited web site of the French Ministry of Transport. Nowadays, thousands of websites use information from SYTADIN. During that period, Jean Dominique worked on several experiment to introduce real time traffic information in GPS both for cars (CARMINAT) and freight transport. Starting in 2000, Jean Dominique started to develop traffic information servers for mobile phone services, and contributed to the development of real time information systems for toll roads operators. In 2003, he joined the French Ministry of Transport where he took responsibility for the development of MODEV: the French National transport model for passengers and freight movements. With MODEV, he produced and managed many longitudinal studies: optimizing the location of freight multimodal platforms in France, appraisal of cross Pyrenean and cross Alps transportation infrastructure projects, demand forecast for Maritime’s freight motorways, evaluation of tax policies on heavy goods vehicles, hinterland analysis for the main French harbours etc. He used MODEV to evaluate the 2030 French national infrastructure plan, and to look at greenhouse gas emissions.

Emmanuelle Hervouet – Project Manager

emmanuelle-hervouet-250Emmanuelle joins EXPLAIN in April 2015 as an analyst. Emmanuelle specialized in transportation planning during her engineering degree at the French National School of Public Works and at University Lumière Lyon 2 where she did her Master degree in urban and regional passenger transport.

 

David Wiedmer – Project Manager

David works for EXPLAIN as a Project Manager.

David is a civil engineer with 10 years’ experience in transportation planning. David specialized in transport strategies, accessibility analysis and traffic engineering.

 

Ayman Zoubir – Expert

Ayman works for EXPLAIN as an Expert.

Ayman is an architect and obtained a PhD in urbanism from the University of Lyon. Ayman joins EXPLAIN after 6 years spent in public research at LAET where he specialised in Transport.

 

Coralie Dougère – Project Manager

Coralie Dougere 600Coralie works for EXPLAIN as a Project Manager. Coralie spécialized in transportation planning during his engineering degree at Université Technologique de Compiègne. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, she spent six months studying land use and transport at InstitutoSuperior Técnico(IST) -Lisbonne, Portugal.

Azwan Ali – Project Manager

azwan-ali-250Azwan works for EXPLAIN as a Project Manager. Azwan spécialized in transportation planning during his engineering degree at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, he worked one year for TRANSAMO where he developed PT models for Rabat (Morocco), Rouen, and Marseille. He also worked 6 months for SETEC ITS on traffic regulation systems in the Paris Region and also payment and ticketing system for the Rhône Alpes Region.

Romain Leo – Project Manager

romain-leo-250Romain works for EXPLAIN as a Project Manager.

Romain has an MSc in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure as well as an MSc in land use from University of Grenoble. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Romain spent two years with IRIS Conseil. His area of expertise covers traffic engineering and infrastructures feasibility studies. He worked on BRT and tramway projects as well as on interchange planning projects.

Nicolas Taverne – Project Manager

nicolas-taverne-250Nicolas joins EXPLAIN in November 2016 as an analyst.

Nicolas specialized in transportation planning during his engineering degree at Université Technologique de Compiègne. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Nicolas was in charge of the development and management of the public transport network at city of Haguenau. He also worked for STRATEC and CITEC.

Marlène Ménoire – Analyst

Marlène works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Marlène specialized in transportation planning during her engineering degree at ENTPE and her Master Degree at University Lyon 2. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Marlène worked at Polytechnic Montreal where she developed an innovative demand model for carsharing stations.

 

Ioannis Baraklianos – Analyst

Ioannis works for EXPLAIN as an analyst. Ioannis has a PHD in Transport Economics from LAET (French Laboratory of Transport Economics and Land Use). He is also an Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique Thessalonique.

His area of expertise covers transport modeling and land use.

 

Mathilde Désoyer – Analyst

Mathilde works for EXPLAIN as an analyst. She specialized in Land use and transportation during her Master Degree at University Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Mathilde worked for the Etablissement Public Territorial de Plaine Commune, and for the city of Paris where she looked at the potential use of the Seine river for urban logistics in Paris. Since she joined EXPLAIN, Mathilde contributes to several modelling jobs at diferent scales : regional modeling as well as microsimulation models.

Baptiste Cordhomme – Analyst

 

Baptiste works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Baptiste specialized in transportation planning during his engineering degree at the French National School of Public Works and at Lyon University where he obtained his Master degree transport.

 

Mathilde Lemesle – Analyst

 

Mathilde joins EXPLAIN in 2019 as an analyst.

Mathilde specialized in transportation planning during her engineeting degree at Université Technologique de Compiègne.

 

Ugo Vigezzi – Analyst

 

Ugo works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Ugo is an economist who specialized in passenger transport. Ugo joins EXPLAIN after a first experience with ECOV where he developed an expertise in the definition and deployment car sharing solutions.

 

Clara Delattre – Analyst

 

Clara works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Clara specialized in transportation planning during her engineering degree at the French National School of Public Works and at University Lumière Lyon 2 where she obtained her Master degree in urban and regional passenger transport.

 

 

 

Pierre Henry – Analyst

 

Pierre works for EXPLAIN as an analyst

Pierre is obtained an engineering degree at ENSMM and also obtained an MSC at University of Sherbrooke in Canada. Pierre specialised in modelling.

Léa Fabre – Analyst

Léa works for EXPLAIN as an analyst. She specialized in transportation Planning during her enginnering degree at INSA de Lyon and during her Master Research obtained at Polytechnic Montreal.

 

 

Yi You – Analyst

Yi works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Yi specialized in computer science during his engineering degree at Université technologique de Compiègne. Yi is passionate with transport and is expert in data analysis.

 

 

Candice Bigot – Analyst

Candice works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Candice specialized in transportation planning during her engineering degree at the French National School of Public Works and at University Lumière Lyon 2 where she obtained her Master degree in urban and regional passenger transport.

Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Candice worked for Transport For London for the team in charge of analysing the performance of the surface network.

 

Hissam El Barkaoui – Analyst

Hissam works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Hissam specialized in transport planning during his engineering degree at the French National School of Public Works and at University Lumière Lyon 2 where she obtained her Master degree in urban and regional passenger transport.

 

Camille Pons – Analyst

Camille works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Camille specialized in transportation planning during her engineering degree at the French National School of Public Works.

Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Camille worked for Rail Concept modelling rail infrastructure and operation. Prior to that, she worked for TTK in Germany in their operation an rolling stock department.

 

Bastien Louvet – Analyst

Bastien works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Bastien specialized in transportation and supply chain during his engineering degree at Ecole Centrale de Lyon. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Bastien worked for Alice’s Garden optimizing their logistics.

 

Mackenson Greffin – Analyst

Mackenson works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Mackenson specialized in transportation during his engineering degree at Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat and during his Master in transport obtained at University Lumière Lyon 2. He specialised in data Analysis, data mining and statistics during his Master in Statistics, computer Science and data science at University Lyon 2.

 

Asma El Guezzari – Analyst

Asma works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Asma is a civil Engineer specialized in transportation infrastructures. She specialzed in Transportation Planning during her MAster degree at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Ecole des Mines ParisTech, Ecole Polythechnique.

 

Rémy Tao – Analyst

Rémy works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Rémy worked for Santiago international airport on flow related issues in relation with the project to refurbish terminal 1 and create a new terminal 2. Rémy also worked for WSP in Stockholm where he developped competencies in macroscopic and microscopic modelling.

 

Salomé Franques – Analyst

Salomé works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Salomé obtained an engineering degree from Polytech Tours. Prior to joining EXPLAIN, Salomé worked for EGIS Rail and TRANSITEC on a variety of urban projects in Lisbon, Lyon, Tours etc. She also worked on the development of the tramway network in Grenoble.

 

Thomas Naessens – Analyst

Thomay works for EXPLAIN as an analyst.

Thomas obtained an engineering degree from Polytech Tours where he specialised in urban design, environment and land use.