In order to best meet the customer's expectations, EXPLAIN puts together a multidisciplinary team of specialists for each assignment, led by a project leader and a project manager. The diversity of skills of our consultants and the rigor of our project management procedures allow us to turn to the professionalsthe most complex problems.
Pierre Odent- President
Pierre has 20 years of experience in France and abroad in transport planning and consulting.
His skills relate to socio-economic evaluation of projects, multimodal modeling at city, regional and national scale, assessment of the impact of transport policies on air quality.
Before joining EXPLAIN, Pierre was Chief Executive Officer of MVA Consultancy Limited and Managing Director France of MVA for 14 years.
During his career, Pierre has worked in the US as a research associate, in the UK for Halcrow, for SYSTRA and for MVA, and led missions in Poland, Sweden, Canada, the Middle East, Tunisia and Algeria.
Alexandre Breette- General manager
Before joining EXPLAIN, Alexandre worked for MVA for 14 years, where he carried out numerous studies as an expert, project manager and project manager. With his interdisciplinary knowledge, he teaches the connections between transport and urbanism at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.
Alexandre has contributed to the development of modeling tools at different geographic scales: national models for LGV Poitiers Limoges, studies of the Atlantic Arc, regional models in Normandy and Franche Comté, multimodal city models for Saint Etienne Métropole, Nantes Métropole.
He has led numerous planning studies: creation of regional plans (Basse-Normandie), travel plans (Grand Besançon), strategic missions to reduce traffic in hypercentres (City of Paris, CERTU)
Finally, he directed the socio-economic studies of major projects: Grand Sud-Ouest Ferroviaire Project (GPSO) commissioned by RFF, Lyonnais railway junction, Clermont-Ferrand bypass.
Alexandre has also carried out several traffic studies: the traffic study market for the greater Lyon area, as well as private projects for Auchan or Leroy Merlin.
Valentin Minard– Project Manager – Expert
Valentine has 12 years of experience in transportation planning and has acted as a project manager and project leader on numerous studies commissioned by local authorities or public and private developers.
Valentine joined EXPLAIN after spending 3 years at CDVIA and then 7 years at MVA Consultancy.
His skills relate to traffic, public transport integration, intermodality and the study of pedestrian flows.
She masters the static and dynamic modeling tools perfectly.
Laurent Guimas– Project Manager – Expert
Laurent works at EXPLAIN as a project manager and expert. Previously, he worked for MVA for 8 years, where he worked on numerous studies as an expert, project manager and project manager. Laurent also spent 5 years in public research within the CNRS. He has participated in several projects and research assignments related to freight and/or passenger transport at European, national, regional and local level.
His background has enabled him to develop cutting edge expertise in the development of classic multimodal transport modeling applications as well as in the more innovative topics of multi-agent systems and transport domain interactions.
He has participated in numerous seminars on modeling in the field of transport or land use planning in the context of travel management. He has been teaching at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon for 4 years.
During his tenure at MVA, Laurent was responsible for all the improvement and development services of the Ministry of Sustainable Development's MODEV multimodal model in the passenger and freight sectors for more than six years. He carried out passenger traffic forecasts for the Grand Sud-Ouest Ferroviaire (GPSO) project for RFF, carried out the calibration of road matrices and studies related to the Francilienne extension project for the DRIEA, traffic forecasts of the CDG Express also for the SNCF such as the development of the multimodal Model of the urban community of Strasbourg.
In particular, Laurent had the opportunity to act as an expert in the development of the road transport model for the greater Casablanca area, as well as the multimodal model of the RFF's Nord Pas de Calais - Picardy Regional Directorate.
Recently, Laurent was responsible for the development of the passenger traffic forecasting model for the Haute-Lower Normandy department of RFF, the strategic advice for the development of the port of Calais, the creation of reference matrices for the STIF, as well as the study for the installation of Electric vehicle charging stations in the Seine Aval area.
Aline Bagland- Project director
Aline works at EXPLAIN as a project manager. With more than 15 years of experience in travel planning, socio-economic studies and traffic engineering. Aline has worked on a wide variety of issues, from the crossroads to the inter-communal level.
Aline has acquired recognized expertise in transport studies and the impact of urban, economic or public facility development projects. She has worked on numerous projects including: Lyon Confluence ZAC 2, PEM Perrache, Eco-district in Décines-Charpieu, Grand Auditorium in Paris, Gare d'Austerlitz, Business park in Meyzieu, Business park in Thiais.
Aline accompanies planners or municipalities from the diagnosis of all means of transport to the development of traffic organization and management plans with the aim of ensuring satisfactory and sustainable accessibility.
It has also developed specific expertise in socio-economic assessment of transport projects, aiming to assess the costs and benefits of projects for the benefit of the community. On this subject, she has the experience of numerous and varied projects: South Bar of Aix-les-Bains, Aubenas – A7 road link, Livron and Loriol bypass of the RN7, regularity developments in Saint-André-le-Gaz, socio-economic study of the Great South-East Project, IPCS Toury-Cercottes.
Nikolaus Moni– Project Manager – Expert
Nicolas works at EXPLAIN as a project manager.
Nicolas holds a degree in engineering from the École Polytechnique and École Polytechnique de Montréal. During his studies, he acquired a great transport culture, especially public transport.
Previously he spent 4 years at MVA where he applied his knowledge of survey data, modeling methods and specialized software to work on various planning, needs analysis and traffic flow projects. During his projects, he has been involved in the development of the national multimodal passenger transport model MODEV on behalf of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and the Environment, in rail traffic forecasts as part of studies on major projects in the south-west, or even in the creation of the regional model in Upper and Lower Normandy .
In addition to his involvement in transport modelling, his versatility allows him to actively participate in a variety of projects such as survey design and analysis, risk analysis and LUTI models.
Lorene Honore– Project Manager – Expert
Lorène acts as an expert at EXPLAIN.
A civil engineer from Ponts et Chaussées, Lorène has 9 years of experience in transport planning in France and abroad. She joined EXPLAIN in September 2015 after working for MVA in the Bangkok and Paris offices.
His experience covers a broad field of competence in cross-scale transport planning. In particular, Lorène has worked on numerous mobility projects and the development of intermodality at station level. It has developed skills in terms of accessibility to stations, all modes of transport and in intermodality engineering.
It is regularly commissioned with station center expertise that goes beyond the pure transport context and integrates urban planning issues, in particular the legibility and networking of the territory.
Lorène also works on creating travel plans for all modes of transport on a larger scale than the municipality. She is then able to use her great mastery of modeling techniques to offer her clients a complementary view of her studies.
Christoph Neuville- Project Manager - Expert
Christophe works at EXPLAIN as a project manager. Christophe joined Explain in 2022 for his experience in defining, planning and implementing sustainable mobility policies for local authorities. Previously, he worked as Territorial Engineer specializing in infrastructure and networks, transport and travel for the city of Asnières-sur-Seine from 2008 to 2016, then for the city of Montreuil from 2016 to 2021, before being seconded to Cerema in 2021 and 2022.
His experience, acquired in the densely populated areas of the greater Paris area, is particularly marked by projects on planning sustainable and multimodal mobility, the adaptation of traffic plans for traffic calming and road sharing, the efficiency of multimodal interchanges and the organization of parking, the development of active modes and new mobility alternatives to the private car. Christophe is also aware of the travel safety and accessibility issues that must accompany the design or improvement of urban development and transport plans. Within Cerema, Christophe oversaw a team of project managers and study managers and oversaw projects in the areas of mobility planning, urban development and road sharing, active modes of transport, mobility and road safety policies and services, be it at the local level (from the municipality to the region ) or national doctrine.
Pierre Tavernier– expert
Pierre works as an expert at EXPLAIN. Before joining EXPLAIN, Pierre worked for 38 years in the Keolis Group, where he held various positions. In particular, he was director of Transétudes, deputy director of Kisio Analysis, project manager in the French department of Keolis.
His experience includes the implementation and management of mobility and transport studies on French territory, particularly in the following areas:
- Mobility programs and reorganization of transport networks
- travel prices
- Local public transport at own locations (TCSP) and bus priorities
- Bus transfer hubs and accessibility of passenger transport
- Market Research and Survey
Alexander Nicholas– expert
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and holder of a Master's degree from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a PhD in Materials Physics from the University of Grenoble-Alpe, Alexandre has been interested in the microscopic study and modeling of pedestrian flows for 4 years, with an approach combining theory and experience connects. He acquired expertise in this field in public research, as a postdoc in Argentina and then during a two-year residency at CNRS before joining Explain.
He is the author or co-author of around twenty publications in renowned journals and was a speaker at the Pedestrian & Evacuation Dynamics (Hefei, China, 2016) and Traffic & Granular Flow (Washington, USA, 2017) congresses. .
Malik Bechar– expert
Malik has more than 20 years of international experience in transport modeling (road and public transport as well as four-level multimodal models) and has worked in the private and public sectors, mainly in France, Australia and Asia. Specialized in high-level strategic traffic modeling, he has a deep knowledge of Cube Trips and Voyager software, for which he has conducted several training courses in France and abroad.
His experience includes all technical aspects of transport modelling: data analysis, coding of multimodal networks, model development and calibration (motorization, generation/attraction, distribution, modal choice and road-public transport mappings), matrix estimation, and scenario testing/analysis. He has managed numerous projects in transport modeling and his main achievement is the development of a four-stage multimodal model for the New Delhi region of India with more than 17 million inhabitants.
A highly experienced transport modeler with strong technical skills, Malik is also a proven project manager able to take on all components of a project: methodological and technical aspects, financial monitoring, customer and subcontractor relations and staff training.
Jean-Dominique Blardone– expert
Jean Dominique works as an expert at EXPLAIN.
He has been working in the field of intelligent traffic, economics and traffic modeling for 20 years.
In 1996 he created and implemented SYTADIN, the first real-time traffic information service in Europe. SYTADIN is an information system that can be accessed via the Internet and dedicated terminals. Information on the Internet intended for the general public will be very successful and the service will be the Department of Transportation's most visited site for many years. To date, thousands of websites contain information from SYTADIN.
During this time, Jean Dominique took part in several experiments to introduce real-time traffic information into GPS guidance systems. The experiments relate to both consumer (CARMINAT) and professional applications (commodity distribution in urban areas).
From 2000 Jean Dominique will develop traffic information servers for mobile phone services. It will also participate in the development of real-time traffic information services for highway companies (Internet and telephone).
In 2003 he joined the Ministry of Sustainable Development as Director of Studies in Transport Modeling. It develops MODEV, a European multimodal model for passenger and freight transport.
At MODEV he directs or carries out numerous prospective traffic studies. These studies relate to commodity analyses: location of multimodal platforms, assessment of crossings of the Alps and Pyrenees, potential of rail and maritime motorways, impact of the truck tax, hinterland flows of the main French ports.
It also conducts several studies on passenger transport, the impact of the disruption of an important transport corridor, the reduction of mandatory speeds, infrastructure pricing policies, etc. He also leads several prospective studies on overall interurban transport, such as the production of greenhouse gases (GHG) from transport, the assessment of national transport infrastructure programs or the assessment of transport demand for people and goods up to 2030.
In order to estimate the medium- and long-term transport demand for these prospective studies, Jean Dominique carried out or had carried out prospective studies in very different areas such as macroeconomics, sectoral economics, demography or behavioral analysis. This experience makes him one of the best French travel planning specialists.
David Wiedmer- Project manager
David works at EXPLAIN as a project manager.
David holds a degree in engineering from INSA Lyon, where he specialized in civil engineering and urban planning. David has 10 years of experience. His skills relate to organizing travel in all modes of transport, safety studies, multimodal accessibility, traffic and signage.
Within EXPLAIN, David is involved in global travel studies, active mode, pedestrian and cycling master plans, P+R strategy studies, carpool lane investigation or even prospective traffic and development studies.
With his references across France and his expertise on the subjects of public institutions (charter and toolbox for institutions) or road safety, whether in urban or suburban areas, David can advise on strategic planning documents at territorial level (PLD type). B. on technical infrastructure issues on the scale of requalification of a road network (AVP level).
Marylene Aligne- Urbanist architect
Marylène is an architect D.P.L.G. graduated from the Paris La Défense School of Architecture and holds a DEA in Urban Planning from the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris.
Marylène joins EXPLAIN after more than 10 years in various architectural offices. With a strong sensitivity to environmental quality, a mastery of the interactions between transport and urban planning and PMR standards, Marylène mainly works on general mobility studies and traffic studies.
Baptist Cordhomme- Project manager
Baptiste acts as a research associate.
Baptiste is an engineer at the state's National School of Public Works, specializing in transportation and sustainable area development. He also completed the research-oriented master's program "Transport Networks and Territories" in Lyon.
Mathilde Lemesle- Project manager
Mathilde acts as a research assistant.
Mathilde is an engineer at the Technical University of Compiègne. Thanks to her multidisciplinary and generalist training, Mathilde brings a global and transversal vision of mobility and urban transport studies.
Within EXPLAIN, Mathilde carries out studies on cycle routes: for the service of the National Velodrome in view of the 2024 Olympic Games, or even as part of the Paris Ouest La Défense cycle master plan, or even as part of the Carnelle Pays de France Municipality Cycle.
Mathilde is also involved in numerous multimodal studies: revision of the mobility plan of Greater Besançon, development of the itinerary for the agglomeration community of the Arcachon southern basin, review of the local itinerary of the municipality of Plaine, multimodal study on the territory of the Melun Val agglomeration de Seine.
Clara Delattre- Project manager
Clara acts as research officer.
Clara is an engineer at the state's National School of Public Works, specializing in transportation and sustainable area development. She also completed the Master 2 Urban and Regional Transport of People in Lyon.
Ngagne Diop- Project manager
Ngagne acts as project manager.
Ngagne is a civil engineer with a PhD in Transport Modeling and Energy Transition from the University of Dunkirk and a Masters in Transport Management from the Free University of Brussels. Before joining EXPLAIN, Ngagne worked for VINCI and the Senegalese Ministry of Land Transport.
He is a specialist in multimodal travel modeling and agent-based approaches and has worked on issues related to the location optimization of charging stations for electric vehicles.
Lea Fabre- Research Analyst
Léa works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant.
Léa specialized in transport during her engineering studies at INSA Lyon and during her research master's degree at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal.
Yi Du- Scientific Assistant
Yi works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant.
Yi majored in computer science at the Technical University of Compiègne. Yi is passionate about transportation and a specialist in data analysis.
Thomas Benichou- Scientific Assistant
Thomas works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant.
Thomas is an engineer from the Ecole des Ponts Paristech. He majored in transportation at Tokyo University (School of Urban Engineering). Before joining EXPLAIN, Thomas worked at Ingerop where he participated in the implementation of a multi-year program to strengthen metro services on behalf of Ile de France Mobilité.
Camille Babin- Research Analyst
Camille works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant.
Camille specialized in transport while studying engineering at Ecole Centrale de Lyon and Technical University of Denmark. Before joining EXPLAIN, Camille worked at KEOLIS and SNCF.
Roman Lecuyer- Research Analyst
Romane works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant
Romane holds a degree in engineering from CentraleSupélec and a master's degree in urban planning from the Politecnico di Milano, where she specialized in transport planning and economics. His skills allow him to intervene in a wide range of studies.
Maxence Vauchier- Scientific Assistant
Maxence works at EXPLAIN as a research associate
Maxence is an engineer who graduated from the State's National School of Public Works and holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Transport of People from the University of Lyon 2.
With technical training in voyage modeling and project evaluation, Maxence brings his versatility and culture of the transportation world to the EXPLAIN team.
Charly Malamaire- Scientific Assistant
Charly works at EXPLAIN as a Research Officer
Charly specialized in cognitive science while studying engineering at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Cognitique (ENSC). Within EXPLAIN, Charly puts this science at the service of our studies of observing and recognizing movements.
Alexandra Simon- Research Analyst
Alexandra works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant
Alexandra is a graduate engineer from the National School of Public Works of the State and holds a master's degree in urban and regional passenger transport from the University Lumière Lyon 2.
Before joining EXPLAIN, Alexandra worked for RATP Dev as Assistant Operations Manager in the Aix-les-Bains network. She also worked for Kisio, a subsidiary of keolis, on reducing congestion on Dijon's tram system.
Melanie Dennis- Research Analyst
Mélanie works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant
Mélanie specialized in transport while studying at the State's National School of Public Works. His transportation skills allow him to participate in a variety of studies.
Raphael Delecluse- Scientific Assistant
Raphael works at EXPLAIN as a Research Manager
Raphael specialized in data science during his studies at the Mines Telecom Nord Europe institute. His skills allow him to participate in a variety of transport demand analysis and modeling studies.
Leopold Verhaeghe- Scientific Assistant
Léopold works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant
Léopold specialized in computer science while studying at the Technical University of Compiègne. His skills allow him to intervene in a wide range of studies.
Agathe Migeon- Research Analyst
Agathe works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant
Agathe specialized in cognitive science while studying engineering at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Cognitique (ENSC). Within EXPLAIN, Agathe puts this science at the service of our tools for observing and analyzing public transport supply and demand.
Florent Dibilly- Scientific Assistant
Florent works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant
Florent specialized in transportation while studying engineering at the State's National School of Public Works.
Faustine Viger- Research Analyst
Faustine works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant
Faustine obtained a master's degree in Territorial Management and Local Development from the University of Lyon 3. After a bachelor's degree in geography and regional planning, she specialized in transport engineering and sustainable travel policy. Before joining EXPLAIN, Faustine worked at Suez Consulting.
Julien Cardin- Scientific Assistant
Julien works at EXPLAIN as a research manager
Julien specialized in transport while studying engineering at the Technical University of Compiègne.
scream Maneux- Scientific Assistant
Tangi works at EXPLAIN as a research manager
Tangi specialized in cognitive science while studying engineering at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Cognitique (ENSC). Within EXPLAIN, Tangi puts this science at the service of our studies of observing and knowing movements.
Loris Chevret - Research Officer
Loris works at EXPLAIN as a Research Manager
Loris majored in mobility engineering while studying engineering at the state's National School of Public Works.
Alice Marchais - Research Officer
Alice works at EXPLAIN as a research assistant
Alice specialized in mobility technology during her engineering studies at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and the KTH in Stockholm.