Icsi, a team on a human scale

Icsi is both a human-scale association – and a broader network of volunteers and committed partners. Following its creation in Toulouse, France, Icsi now also has offices in Lyon and... Argentina!

Icsi, a team on a human scale Icsi, a team on a human scale


| Small team, big projects! |


Icsi’s strength lies in its dynamic and curious team. A friendly bunch, who love to talk about their work, we have very different backgrounds – not to mention personalities, which makes for a lively working environment! Kindness, independence, sharing... working at Icsi means being part of a team.


The team in France

In France, the Icsi team consists of about twenty members, working on the following activities:

  • development: the team bring the community together and lead the development of new projects that draw upon Icsi’s know-how and methods
  • operations: this team is responsible for all of the support and training activities that Icsi members engage in to change their safety culture
  • communications: here, the mission is to spread the safety culture message to as many people as possible
  • science: the team provide scientific inputs and outputs, based on academic research
  • the general secretariat: the administrative, financial, IT and communications team
  • and general management.


Icsi team in Toulouse, february 2020 - @Credit : Antan Blanc/T.DeligeyIcsi team in Toulouse, february 2020 - @Credit : Antan Blanc/T.Deligey

Our branch in Latin America

In Argentina, we have 4 members of staff who are working to develop a safety culture in Latin America. Located in Buenos Aires, the office supports local Icsi members in their efforts to develop a safety culture. It offers professional training (including certification programs) in both face-to-face and online formats, and runs community activities such as a discussion group and free webinars.

Both teams work together to develop the Institute’s theoretical and practical programs. These include safety culture, risk management during the COVID epidemic, or the industry of the future.


| Governance |

Governance bodies

Icsi’s strategy is guided by its executive committee, and 3 governance bodies representing the interests of its members:

  • The General Meeting: sets annual objectives, determines budgets and decides on major projects.
  • The Board of Directors: regularly monitors the Institute’s operations.
  • The Policy and Evaluation Council: guides new initiatives, and validates the quality of deliverables.


The secretariat

  • André-Claude Lacoste, President
  • Jöel Bertrand (CNRS), Treasurer
  • Isabelle Delobel (SNCF), Secretary-General
  • Amed Abzizi (Total), Vice President

André-Claude Lacoste, President

"A global change is underway in the world, with the COVID-19 crisis, but also with climate change. Our systems – and Icsi – must become more resilient in order to meet future challenges. This context requires Icsi to re-examine the needs of its members, and the notions of working together and ‘public service’ must, more than ever, serve as a compass to guide Icsi’s work with its members on topics of shared interest".


Excerpt from the 2019 Annual Report







    | Senior management |


    Ivan Boissières - Credit : Autan Blanc/T.DeligeyIvan Boissières - Credit : Autan Blanc/T.Deligey

    Ivan Boissières

    Director General

    Ivan Boissières is Icsi 's Director General. He provides the overall direction and oversees research, training and consultancy activities in the field of human and organizational factors.He has a PhD in the sociology of organizations and is an affiliate professor at ESCP Europe (where he co-directs the Post-Master's Degree in Human and Organizational Factors). He is also a member of the "Human and Organizational Factors" group of the European Technology Platform for Industrial Safety, which advises the European Commission.


    Jean Pariès - @Crédit : Autan Blanc/T.DeligeyJean Pariès - @Crédit : Autan Blanc/T.Deligey

    Jean Pariès

    Scientific Director

    A civil aviation engineer, Jean Pariès worked for 15 years with the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC). He then joined the Bureau d'enquêtes et d'analyses (BEA) for Civil Aviation Safety. Then, from 2000 to 2004, he was associate research director at the CNRS. He was Chairman of Dédale SA for 25 years. Final-ly, he has been Scientific Director of ICSI and FonCSI since the beginning of 2020.


    Dounia Tazi - @Credit : Autan Blanc/T.DeligeyDounia Tazi - @Credit : Autan Blanc/T.Deligey

    Dounia Tazi

    Director of Operations

    Following her PhD in Chemical Engineering in Industrial Systems, since 2005, Dounia Tazi has specialised in the role of human and organisational factors and safety culture in large, international industrial groups and their subcontractors. She joined Icsi in 2009, and has led the consultancy and support team for many years. Her team provides advice at an international level to numerous Boards of Directors that are seeking to implement and monitor a safety culture programme.

    Jean-Marc Vaugier - @Crédit : Autan Blanc/T.DeligeyJean-Marc Vaugier - @Crédit : Autan Blanc/T.Deligey

    Jean-Marc Vaugier

    Development Director

    Jean-Marc Vaugier is a chemical engineer. He spent his career in a major international oil & gas company for nearly 30 years where he held both operational and functional positions on sites and at headquarters. He joined ICSI & FonCSI in January 2020 as Development Director.


    Pauline Fabre - @Credit : Autan Blanc/T.DeligeyPauline Fabre - @Credit : Autan Blanc/T.Deligey

    Pauline Fabre

    General Secretary

    With a background in biology and business management, Pauline Fabre specialised in cost and management accountancy. She joined Icsi in 2006, and became head of Administration and Finance a few years later. Today she is the Institutes’ Secretary General and, as such, ensures the smooth running of all of its administrative and financial activities. She is responsible for human resources and business services.