Alain Bugat (1948 - 20 January 2019) was a French nuclear engineer, research administrator and chief executive.[1] He headed the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique from 2003 to 2009 and was chief executive of several engineering companies. He is an ingénieur général de l'armement.

Alain Bugat
Died20 January 2019 (aged 70–71)
EducationÉcole Polytechnique
ENSTA ParisTech
Engineering career
DisciplineNuclear engineering

Bugat played an active role in bringing public research to practical application.[2]

He was a member of the board of directors of the RATP Group[3] and of the Académie des technologies.[4]


Bugat was admitted to the Polytechnique in 1968 and chose the Corps de l'armement upon graduation in 1971. He graduated from ENSTA in 1973 and entered the Directorate of Military Applications of the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA). Between[clarification needed] 1982 he worked at the Ministry of Industry and came back to the Directorate of Military Applications of the CEA in 1984.

In 1989, he became Deputy General Director of CISI Ingenierie and Director General in March 1992.

In December 1992, Bugat became the second Head of the Direction des Technologies Avancées (Directorate of Advanced Technologies) of the CEA. This directorate was created in 1989 at the request of the French government to spread the scientific and technological capital acquired through public nuclear funding to a wider public, in particular high tech SMEs. This was the mission de diffusion technologique (technology diffusion mission). The first Director of Advanced Technologies was Yannick d'Escatha [fr].

In 1999 Bugat was appointed CEO of Technicatome.

In 2003, he was appointed head of the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA),[5] and in 2006, his appointment was renewed.[6] Bugat organized a reorientation of the CEA towards environmental technologies.[7]

In 2009 he became CEO of the consulting firm Nucadvisor.[8]

Alain Bugat died 20 January 2019 at the age of 70 years old.[9]

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  1. ^ "Alain Bugat: Executive Profile & Biography". Businessweek. 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-10-20.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Valorisation économique de la recherche publique" (PDF). 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  3. ^ "Structure and governance". Homepage RATP Group. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  4. ^ "Alain Bugat". Annuaire Académiciens. Academie des technologies. Archived from the original on 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  5. ^ "Alain Bugat nouveau patron du CEA". Libération. 2003-01-09. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  6. ^ Décret du 4 janvier 2006 portant nomination de l'administrateur général du Commissariat à l'énergie atomique - M. Bugat (Alain)
  7. ^ "Sciences: Le CEA s'oriente vers les énergies propres et les technologies". Le Figaro. 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  8. ^ "Naissance d'un nouvel acteur dans l'ingénierie du nucléaire civil - Energie". Le Moniteur. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  9. ^ "Avis de décès et d'obsèques de Monsieur Alain Bugat".