After graduating from the National Veterinary College of Nantes in 2001, Ludovic Plée enrolled in a Master’s programme in Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the Colorado State University, United States.
Thanks to a grant from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), he wrote a Master’s thesis on the comparison of two existing models on BSE (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
After completing his Master’s, he worked from 2003 to 2006 as a veterinary advisor on BSE and other cattle diseases at the “Fédération Nationale des Groupements de Défense Sanitaire du Bétail” (FNGDSB) in Paris, France.
From 2006 to 2009, he joined the French Food Safety Agency (now ANSES) working on risk assessment and risk assessment methodology in the Animal Health Risk Assessment Unit (UERASA).
From 2009 to 2016 he worked as an Epidemiologist/Response Veterinary Officer and then as the Manager ad interim at the OIE/FAO Crisis Management Center-Animal Health (CMC-AH).
There, he specialised in the emergency response to animal diseases in the FAO member countries and worked as trainer for the Good Emergency Management Practice (GEMP) workshop for Veterinary Services.
He is now working as a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Programme Manager in the FAO office of West Bank and Gaza Strip, based in Jerusalem.
Besides his working experiences, Ludovic Plée took part in various expert groups for the EFSA, CIRAD, FAO, the French Ministry of Agriculture and OIE, on BSE, risk assessment and on preparedness and response planning.