Dr Gilles Kleitz

Observer to the Supervisory Board

Dr Gilles Kleitz has been Director of the Department of Ecological Transitions and Natural Resources at the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) since September 2018.

Gilles has worked in natural resource management for 30 years, including projects in Africa, scientific research, public policy coordination in France, international negotiations, teaching, financing and project appraisal, and in ministerial cabinets. He was Director of the Amazonian Park of Guyana between 2014 and 2018.

Gilles is an ecologist and agronomist by training; he graduated from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon and completed a PhD in biodiversity conservation.

Dr Gilles Kleitz | Blue Action Fund