Our team


Julie de Brux

Julie holds a PhD in economics and has worked in very diverse spheres (academia, international organisations and the private sector).

She founded CITIZING to help public decision makers invest in a more useful and virtuous way, by improving how projects are chosen, integrating stakeholders and optimizing value creation and distribution.

Julie leads the Socio-economic impact studies practice; its goal is to measure the value created by public policies and projects. Her sectors of intervention are diverse: meteorology, energy, smart cities, early childhood…


Marie Forbin

Marie is a partner at CITIZING and a legal expert in environmental and planning law. Though her work for consultancies, public administrations and research firms, she has profound knowledge of the issues facing transport infrastructure and urban design.

Marie is convinced that the environment needs to be taken into account at all project steps for projects to become more relevant and accepted.

In the Regulatory and environmental compliance practice, which she leads, Marie leverages her expertise to ensure project compliance, optimize plannings, answers all regulatory questions and analyse authorization application dossiers. She elaborates internal tools (procedure guides, trainings…) and develops regulatory monitoring.



Gersende de La Fournière

Gersende Bouton is specialized in environmental law and urban planning.

She previously worked with both private and public actors (employers’ organization, recycling company, local authorities …) allowing her to gain a real understanding of the issues related to environmental procedures and to know the requirements of the administrative authorities.

She is now a legal consultant at CITIZING, where she contributes to the regulatory security of general interest projects.


Clara Henry

Clara has a double master’s degree in environmental law and environmental political science. She solves environmental issues faced by institutional and private stakeholders with a multidisciplinary approach, and she brings her expertise in environmental law and urban planning to regulatory procedures.

Within the Regulatory and environmental compliance department at CITIZING, Clara is in charge of monitoring changes to regulation, of delivering training courses in environmental law, and of contributing to regulatory analyses. She also develops regulatory tools, procedure sheets and guides.


Charles-Elie Laly

Charles-Elie is both an economist and a marketing specialist.

He studied management at McGill University in Montreal. He then worked  for 2 years in BtoB marketing in the aerospace and car manufacturing industries. A native French speaker, he learnt to study and work in English and German. He also speaks casual Japanese. He currently studies for the M.Sc. in Economic Decision Cost Benefit Analysis at Paris School of Economics and the engineering school Les Ponts ParisTech. He joined the Socio-economic impact assessment team at CITIZING. There, his missions are to assess the relevance and value of public projects and to conduct market studies.


Dorian Pinsault

Dorian is an economist, specialising in environmental economics. He graduated from the Toulouse School of Economics with a master’s degree in environmental and natural resource economics, which he followed as part of an international track. He did a research internship at INRAE and in the evaluation of agricultural public policies at Oréade-Brèche.

In Spring 2021, Dorian joined CITIZING as analyst in the socioeconomic evaluation department.



Thomas Portelli

Thomas is an economist, a sociologist, and a statistician. He graduated from l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm with a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary practices within social sciences. He worked for the French Ministry of Education from 2018 until 2021, in the students’ assessments section of the statistics department.

In Fall 2021, Thomas joined Citizing as analyst in the socioeconomic evaluation department.


Ayushi Sarna

Ayushi is an economist, specialized in public project evaluation and econometrics. She holds a master in Analysis and Policy in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and has interned with two governmental organizations in India. Interested in a wide variety of development topics, she has authored and presented research papers at the international level.

She joined CITIZING as an analyst in the socio-economic impact assessment department, in September 2019. She contributes to rigorous evaluations of public policies and projects, and undertakes her original research as part of the CITIZING team.