Head of Climate Change Division, French Development Agency
Pierre Forestier is the head of the Climate Change Division of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD – French development agency) since 2009. Engineer graduate from the Institut National Agronomique Paristech (Paris National Institute of Agronomy), he holds a Master of Business Administration from school of international management of the École nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. The Climate Change Division is in charge of driving and managing the AFD’s strategy and activities in the fight against climate change. The AFD is one of the leading International Financial Institution in this field with more than 15 bn€ invested in climate projects since 2005. Pierre Forestier also participates in the international negotiations on climate change. Previously senior officer in charge of European financial instruments at the Directorate General of the French Treasury, he held the position of deputy member of the European Council Development Bank’s board and served as desk officer at the European Investment Bank. Beforehand he followed a diversified career within AFD’s group and within various private finance and services companies.