Françoise Clottes has been the Director of Strategy and Operations at the Global Environment Facility since 2017, following a twenty-year international career centered on sustainable development. Within the GEF, she has led the development of the GEF’s up-dated policy framework to enhance its impact on the protection of the global commons and the up-grade of internal approaches and systems to improve operational efficiency and global environment results. She plays a leading role in engaging the partnership to adapt to new opportunities and challenges, in support of GEF’s mission.
A French national, Ms. Clottes joined the World Bank in 1994. Over the years, Ms. Clottes has served in a range of different capacities, at the corporate, sector and country level, in five out of six regions, and in a succession of field positions. She deployed successively as Country Manager for Morocco, as Country Director for the 14 Caribbean Countries, and as Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives. An economist by training, Ms. Clottes holds a Master’s in Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and is an alumna from the École Normale Supérieure de Paris and the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.