Didier Houssin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IFP Énergies Nouvelles, a research and training company in the fields of energy, transport, and the environment, from 2015 until 2020. From 2012 to 2015, he was Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology at the IEA and was responsible for the development of low-carbon technologies and energy. From 2007 to 2012, he was Director of Energy Markets and Security at the IEA (International Energy Agency) and was responsible for analyzing energy markets, in particular oil, gas, electricity, and renewable energies, and overseeing security of supply. Before joining the IEA, Mr. Houssin gained broad experience in numerous positions both in the French government and the private industrial sector. He was Managing Director of BRGM, the French Geological Survey, from 2004 to 2007 and served as Director of Energy and Mineral Resources at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance from 1997 to 2004. From 1987 to 1990, he was responsible for developing E.U. strategy at Total. From 1983 to 1987, he held international positions at the French Ministry of the Industry.
Mr. Houssin holds a master’s degree in law from Paris Sorbonne University and a master’s degree in economy and political sciences from IEP Paris, and graduated from École Nationale d’Administration.