The Board of Directors appoints Sébastien Treyer as IDDRI's Chief Executive Officer.
Ahe Governing Board of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), meeting on Tuesday 18 December, appointed Sébastien Treyer as the Institute's Director General. He was chosen following an independent selection process conducted by a selection committee, which considered 97 candidates.
Sébastien Treyer is the current Director of Programs at IDDRI, which he joined nine years ago. For Jean Jouzel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, "Sébastien Treyer has the qualities needed to ensure the development of IDDRI in a rapidly changing world. The Board of Directors unanimously approved this proposal from the Selection Committee.
Lucien Chabason, who has served as interim director for the past seven months following the appointment of Teresa Ribera as Minister for Ecological Transition in Spain, points out that "IDDRI's expertise is internationally recognized. The institute will have an important role to play at a time when many countries are struggling to take the first step towards ecological transition.
For Sébastien Treyer "The period ahead for IDDRI should be one of consolidation, based on its credibility and legitimacy as one of the main European and international think tanks on sustainable development, but also one of transformation. In times of political turmoil, the Institute will have to be ever more relevant and incisive. Sustainable development is at the heart of national and international political tensions. This requires going beyond discussions on public policy instruments, and debating, for example, different political visions of globalisation".
He will take up his duties on 2 January 2019.
Biography of Sébastien TREYER
An alumnus of the École Polytechnique, chief engineer of bridges, water and forests, and PhD in environmental management, Sébastien Treyer is a specialist in foresight in the service of public policy and international negotiations on sustainable development. He was in charge of foresight at the French Ministry of the Environment, and in particular coordinated the Agrimonde foresight exercise (How to feed the planet in 2050?), before joining IDDRI as Director of Programmes in 2010. He has played an active role in coordinating the interface between science and policy and scientific programming with the European Commission, the French National Research Agency, and territorial stakeholders such as the Seine-Normandy Water Agency. He is currently Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and a member of the Lead Faculty of the Earth System Governance network.
Sébastien Treyer speaks French, English, German, Spanish and Arabic.