He was born in Falaise in 1970, married in 1997 and has two children.
He came from the École Nationale de la Marine Marchande (now E.N.S.M.) which he integrated in Le Havre in 1989. Licensed as Master of the 1st Class of Marine Navigation (C1NM) in 1999, he made his deep-sea navigation on container ships, bulk carriers and seismic vessels and then on ferries where he was master.
He performed his military service on a minehunter in Brest between 1994 and 1995.
In November 2001, he became maritime pilot at La SEINE PILOT STATION. After holding various positions within his station, he was elected Pilot Major from 2009 to 2013.
He was also commissioned in 2008 to be pilot at the Tréport station.
In parallel to his core business, he was able to make the most of his DEA in Maritime Law (now Master 2) by being a consular judge at the Tribunal de Commerce de Rouen where he officiated as an assessor judge and then a presiding judge from 2013 to 2020.