Geneviève Pons
Director, WWF European Policy Office

Geneviève Pons took over as Director of WWF’s European Policy Office in July 2015. She is an honorary Director of the European Commission, having served 22 years at this institution. She started at the Commission as a member of the environment team in the Legal Service. She was in charge of environment and climate matters in Jacques Delors’ Cabinet during his two last mandates as President. She played an important part in the design of the first sustainable development agenda for Europe. In 1995 she moved to the Commission’s Industry department where she held several management positions. She took part in the Commission’s Impact Assessment Board (2008-2010) and joined the Better Regulation Directorate of the Secretariat-General (2010). She was appointed Director of the Legal Service of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2013. She holds a law degree from the Sorbonne, a diploma from Sciences-Po in Paris and is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

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