Born in 1962, Gérald Dupré holds a DESS postgraduate degree in human resources. He began his career with CNES in 1989 in human resources and then as a purchaser.
He subsequently spent three years with ESA in the Netherlands as Contracts Officer.
In 2000, he returned to CNES to head Procurement and Sales at the Launch Vehicles Directorate (DLA) in Evry.
In 2006, he relocated to French Guiana, where he occupied a similar post.
From 2009 to 2012, he led the Administration and Heritage sub-directorate at the Guiana Space Centre.
After six years in Kourou, Gérald Dupré moved to the Toulouse Space Centre, where he was head of the Procurement and Sales sub-directorate until 2016.
From 2017 to 2021, he was Deputy Director of Procurement, Sales and Legal Affairs.
In October 2021, he succeeded Brigitte Behal as CNES Director of Procurement and Sales.