Dr Karen Amram has been employed by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission for 22 years with important scientific and administrative contributions. With a strong background in modeling and computing, she played a key role in the CEA simulation programme, involved in both theoretical and experimental disciplines using CEA supercomputers and key facilities. Alternating operational and programmatic roles in CEA, from labs to headquarters, she has an in-depth knowledge of CEA research and technology areas. In 2011, she became the TEUTATES Programme French Representative in the UK as part of the Lancaster House Treaties. After the completion of the Joint Technology Development Centre as part of the requirements under the Treaties, she was transferred to CEA TECH, the Technology Research Unit of the CEA and is now in charge of European and International affairs. One of her roles is to develop European and international collaborative research in the application sectors of CEA TECH.