He was born in Honfleur (14) in 1965, has been married since 1990 and has three children.
He studied in the National School of the Merchant Navy (now ENSM) he joined in 1983 (promotion Thalassa).
He was licensed 1st Class Captain of Maritime Navigation (C1NM) in 1994 and performed most of his navigation on classic cargo ships, car ferries and cruise ships.
He also sailed on tankers, and commanded a heavy lift cargo ship.
He performed his military service in the French Navy, on the BISM Triton (based in Toulon) between 1987 and 1988.
He became maritime pilot of Le Havre/ Antifer / Fécamp Pilot Station in 1999.
After having participated in the realization of the pilots manouvring simulator, he held the positions of head of the navigation and workshop personnel, head of the helicopter service and vice president.
He was elected Secretary General of the FFPM in 2020 and Président in may 2021.