Valérie Bécaert has been Director of the Element AI Research Group in Montréal since October 2017. Prior to joining Element AI, Valérie was Director of Partnerships at the Data Recovery Institute (IVADO), which brings together more than 900 scientists to economically and socially enhance data from all sources and forms. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in Environmental Modelling. Her career began as a researcher in the field of life cycle analysis, a powerful tool modelling the potential impact of human activities on our environment.
She was then director of CIRAIG, International Reference Center for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services, and co-founder of CIRODD, the interdisciplinary centre involved in operationalizing sustainable development, of which she was the director.