IDDRI’s Board met yesterday and appointed Sébastien Treyer as the institute’s Executive Director.
He was selected out of 97 applications, having gone through an open and independent recruitment process led by a Search Committee composed of members of IDDRI’s governance bodies.
Sébastien Treyer is the current Director of Programmes at IDDRI, which he joined 9 years ago.
For Jean Jouzel, IDDRI’s Chair, "Sébastien Treyer has the capacity to ensure the development of IDDRI in a rapidly changing world. The Board unanimously approved the proposal of the Search Committee”.
Lucien Chabason, interim Director since IDDRI’s former director Teresa Ribera was appointed Minister for Ecological Transition in Spain 7 months ago, 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 their first step into transition”.
For Sébastien Treyer, "The next period for IDDRI will be both critical for its consolidation, building on its credibility and legitimacy as one of the leading European and international think tanks on sustainable development, and for its transformation, in order to play an always more strategic and salient role in critical and politically challenging times. Sustainable development is at the heart of national and international political tensions. We need to reach far beyond a discussion on policy instruments, to debate for instance political visions underlying globalization”.
He will take office on January 2nd, 2019.