Christophe Aubel

General Director of the French Biodiversity Agency
Christophe Aubel initially trained as a teacher and started at a young age working as a volunteer for environmental-protection groups. In 2001, he was appointed Director of the Humanité et Biodiversité non-profit presided by Hubert Reeves. At that time, he was also on the Board of the France Nature Environnement non-profit, in charge of its Biodiversity section, and served as Vice-president of the French committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
In February 2016, he was appointed by the Ecology minister as the Director of the French Biodiversity Agency in charge of managing the founding of the agency. Then on 1 January 2017, he became the General Director of the agency when it began operations.