Dominique Anelli was a military officer, specialised in the nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical fields. He has been involved in disarmament and chemical defence since 1992, including four years’ experience in Iraq, 1992 twice, 1996 and 1998 as Chief Inspector. He acted as an adviser in protection for Singaporean forces from 1997 to 1998. In addition, he was responsible for human factors studies in Djibouti and Guyana.
Mr Anelli has also worked in an international environment from 1996 to 2003 as Secretary of the NATO Working Group on Decontamination and as French Representative to the NATO Challenge Sub-group. His previous post as Technical Advisor to the French Permanent Representation to the OPCW enabled his skills in diplomacy and international relations.
Dominique Anelli has been working as the Head of Chemical Demilitarisation at the Technical Secretariat of the OPCW since February 2007.