Born on 19 June 1947, Philippe Duron has held a number of political offices: President of the Basse-Normandie Region, Deputy Mayor of Caen, Deputy Mayor of Louvigny. He was a member of the Board of Directors of AFIT France from 2005 to 2017 and its President from 2012 to 2017. As a specialist in transport issues and infrastructure financing, he chaired the Mobility 21 Commission (2012-2013) and the first Infrastructure Policy Council (2017-2018). In July 2021, he submitted a report to the Minister of Transport on the impact of the health crisis on the economic model of urban and regional public transport (excluding the Ile-de-France region). In 2001, in collaboration with Jacques Oudin, UMP Senator for Vendée (1986-2004), Philippe Duron founded the TDIE association (Transport, Development, Intermodality, Environment - www.tdie.eu) of which he is now Co-President. This association brings together representatives from the entire transport world (companies, public institutions, associations, elected representatives), and works primarily on issues of transport infrastructure financing, regional planning, logistics and consultation. In 2018, TDIE created an observatory on policies and strategies for transport in Europe (OPSTE). In 2019, Philippe Duron became President of IHEDATE (a graduate institute for European Regional Planning Studies).