Claude Mandil – Board Member

Claude Mandil

Mr. Mandil was elected Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2003 and held the post until his retirement in August 2007. In his 40-year career, Mr. Mandil has held a number of high-profile positions in both government and industry. In 1981, he became Technical Advisor in the French Prime Minister’s cabinet responsible for industry, energy, and research until 1983 when he was named Chief Executive Officer of the investment bank Institute for Industrial Development (IDI). He subsequently became Director General of the Bureau of Mines and Geology, the French Geological Survey.

Mr. Mandil served as Director General for Energy and Raw Materials at the Ministry of Industry from 1990 until 1998 and also represented France at the Nuclear Safety Working Group of the G7 for which he held the presidency of this group in 1996. In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director of Gaz de France and in 2000 was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Institut Français du Pétrole where he stayed until his appointment as Executive Director at the IEA.

Mr. Mandil is a graduate of France’s École Polytechnique and École des Mines.

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