Benoit joined CNES and the Gaia project in 2007 as the CU4 technical coordinator. He gained his engineering degree from Paris Tech.
In 2011 Benoit transferred to the role of DPCC System Engineer and most recently added the role of CU6 technical coordinator to his responsibilities. He has been involved in CU1 as GaiaTools and MdB as the CNES CCB representative and CU1 deputy.
Outside of work Benoit is very sporty, participating in many races and trails at a high level. He is also very handy at DIY, having renovated his beautiful farmhouse.
After 8 years of contribution to the Gaia project, Benoit will leave for new adventures within CNES in July 2015. We take this opportunity to thank him for his important contribution to the mission and to wish him all the best in his new role.