Thomas Cottinet is head of ECOLAB at the French Ministry of Ecological Transition. Thomas has studied in the French National School of Administration (“ENA”) and in Centrale Lille (“diplôme d’ingénieur”). He was appointed to the DG Trésor-French Treasuary, French central administration for economic policy. He subsequently worked as Co Chief Executive Officer of Liberté Living-Lab, an entreprise which mixes entrepreneurship, tech and data to tackle large-scale societal challenges, including positive finance. There, he was in charge of exports, strategy and innovation. Before that, he worked for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional Council, directing innovation and research. He also gives classes at the CNAM and IGPDE on innovation in the public sector.