Geneviève Pons-Deladrière named Director of WWF’s EU Office in Brussels
WWF today announces the appointment of Geneviève Pons-Deladrière as new director of the WWF European Policy Office based in Brussels, taking over from Tony Long who has headed the office for over 25 years.
Geneviève Pons-Deladrière will begin her new role with the global conservation organisation in the Summer of 2015.
A French national with a background as a lawyer, Geneviève is currently an honorary Director of the European Commission, capping off a 22 year career. She started as a member of the Environment Team in the Legal Service of the Commission in 1989 and, during the two last mandates of Jacques Delors as President of the European Commission, was in charge of legal and environment matters in his Cabinet. She attended the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 on the Commission delegation. In 1995 she moved to the Commission’s Industry Directorate General where she held senior management functions in different units over a fifteen-year period.
In March 2010 she became head of the “Simplification and Administrative Burden Reduction Unit” in the Secretariat-General of the European Commission (SG C3). In 2011 Geneviève became a Judge at the administrative Court of Appeal of Paris; and then in 2013 she became Director of the Legal Service at the International Labour Office (ILO).
Geneviève Pons-Deladrière holds a law degree from the Sorbonne, a diploma from Sciences-Po in Paris and is a graduate of the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA).
The outgoing director of the WWF European Policy Office, Tony Long, will be taking his retirement in June but will remain in Brussels.
For further information:
WWF European Policy Office
+32 (0) 477 393 400
+32 2 740 09 25
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