Éric Salobir is the President of the Executive Committee of the Human Technology Foundation and the founder of OPTIC, an international research and action network that places people at the heart of technology development.
A graduate of the ISC Paris business school, Eric Salobir has worked at the French Embassy in Prague (economics and trade section), and at Crédit Lyonnais (now LCL) in the investment banking department in Paris. Eric Salobir joined the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 2000.
He is a priest with degrees in theology and philosophy. He has been editor-in-chief of the radio station ROC FM and a member of the board of directors of the French Federation of Christian Radios. He was also responsible for the web TV of Catholic programs for the French television channel France 2.
As an expert to the Holy See, Eric Salobir advises leaders of major companies and public policy actors on ethical issues related to disruptive technologies. He is the author of the book “Dieu et la Silicon Valley” (God and the Silicon Valley).
Eric Salobir is also a member of the Conseil National du Numérique (French Digital Council) in France