Odile Henry holds a doctorate in sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She is professor at the Paris 8 University after having taught as assistant professor at Dauphine University (Paris). She is a researcher within the framework of the ENGIND, an ANR research programme (2014-2017) on Engineers and Society in Colonial and Post Colonial India. The ENGIND team brings together sociologists and historians, Indian and French scholars. http://engind.hypotheses.org/ Her present research is a historical and sociological analysis of Indian engineers, focusing particulary on the internationalisation of engineer’s careers. As a contribution to the knowledge about Indian elite, her research works falls within two CSH Research Areas: Politics and Society; Globalization and Regulation. Odile Henry has published numerous articles on French engineers in peer reviews. She carried out a sociological and historical research on consulting engineers in France (1850-1944), published in 2012 by CNRS Edition. With Frédéric Pierru, she recently co-authored and managed two editions of Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales on the contribution of consultancy firms to the transformation of the French State over the two last decades.