Benoît Laine holds a master’s degree in econometrics (Université de Toulouse I&III, 1999) and a postgraduate degree in economy and statistics (ULB and Université de Toulouse I&III, 2000).
He gained his professional experience in four stages. From 2000 to 2004, he was a teaching assistant at the mathematics department of the ULB, where he combined teaching (statistics, econometrics and mathematics), research (statistical methods) and consultancy (statistical advice). From 2004 to 2006, he worked for AXA Belgium in the Corporate actuarial unit. From 2006 to 2008, he worked for the Fortis Group in the Risk Performance department. Finally, from 2008 to 2015, he was responsible for the “Methods and Statistics” unit of the Brussels Institute for Statistics and Analysis. As such, he actively participated, on behalf of the Brussels-Capital Region, in the development of the HERMES model.
At the FPB, Benoît Laine is in charge of analysing the determinants of long-term transport demand and the characteristics of people movements, with a specific focus on home-work trips.