Geneviève Pons
Geneviève Pons
Director General and Vice President

Geneviève Pons was in charge of environmental and climate matters in Mr. Jacques Delors’ Cabinet during his last two mandates as President of the European Commission (EC) (1991-1995). She thereafter held several management positions at the EC. In 2013, Geneviève was appointed Director of the ILO’s Legal Service, and in June of 2015 as Director of the WWF’s European Office. From November 2017 until December 2019, she headed Jacques Delors Institute’s Brussels Office. In January 2020, she was appointed as the head of Europe Jacques Delors (AISBL), the latest in the family of think tanks carrying on Jacques Delors’ European vision. She is a graduate from Sciences Po Paris, the Sorbonne, and ENA.  

Genevieve is considered by Politico as one of the most influential women in Brussels, notably in the field of environment. She is an active member of Ocean Unite and of the Antarctica2020 coalition, which aims to protect the vast marine areas around Antarctica.  

She is a member of the European Commission’s Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters, chaired by Pascal Lamy.  Since 2019, alongside Pascal Lamy and Pierre Leturcq, Geneviève has published a series of articles on trade and the environment, which are available here.

She is also the Vice President of Transparency International Europe, and a member of the jury for the European Book Prize.  

Geneviève Pons is a Knight of the Legion of Honour.  


Publications

World Oceans Day 2021

World Oceans Day 2021

Publication | Event Report
7 June 2021
Greening EU Trade: with Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice

Greening EU Trade: with Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice

Publication | Event Report
1 June 2021
Farewell, Henrik

Farewell, Henrik

Publication |
27 May 2021
CEE Sustainable Finance Summit panel on an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

CEE Sustainable Finance Summit panel on an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Publication | Event Report
20 May 2021

Media

Let us see the Ocean as half full

Let us see the Ocean as half full

Media | Article
7 June 2021

Le Parisien

Starfish 2030, or when the starfish takes the spotlight!

Starfish 2030, or when the starfish takes the spotlight!

Media | Article
31 May 2021

Espace Manager

CAP and biodiversity strategy

CAP and biodiversity strategy

Media | Article
29 May 2021

ABC

Guests of the Evening: Geneviève Pons and Michel d'Oultremont

Guests of the Evening: Geneviève Pons and Michel d'Oultremont

Media | TV emission
11 May 2021

Events

29 June 2021

POLITICO’S Competitive Europe Summit

POLITICO’s Competitive Europe Summit convenes high-level EU and international policymakers, industry...

2 June 2021
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Greening EU Trade: with Didier Reynders, European ...

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