Director, Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable – IFDD
(The Francophonie’s Institute for Sustainable Development)
Holding a Master of Advanced Studies in Applied Chemical Kinetics from the University of Paris VI (France) and an MBA in Management (USA, San Francisco), with further training in public finances and company management from the Institut de l'Économie et des Finances de Libreville (Gabon), Jean-Pierre Ndoutoum worked for Gabon’s Ministry of Mines, Energy and Oil as a research officer for six years (1990-1996), and also as Director of Economic and Financial Overview Analyses.
In 1996, he joined the ranks of the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable (IFDD) in Quebec City (Canada), as a Program Specialist for Energy Policies (access and management, and renewable energy). He also has vast experience with international organizations (World Bank Group, African Development Bank Group, ASECNA (Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar), UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union, or WAEMU), and the United Nations System). Mr. Ndoutoum also has practical experience with member nations of the OIF (Organisation internationale de la francophonie).
Mr. Ndoutoum, who came into office on April 1, 2015, took over from Ms. Fatimata Dia, director of the Institut from 2007 to March 2015.