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Philippe FONTA
Senior Sustainability and CSR expert. 20 years experience in private and non-for-profit organizations. In-depth understanding of energy-intensive industries (aviation, cement, buildings, chemistry, mobility…). Strong negotiating skills and inspirational leader for multinational platforms and partnerships. Huge communication capabilities (French, English, Spanish). Geographically flexible
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Management and leadership
• Lead the strategic design and implementation of the projects’ work programme, addressing sustainability issues (energy, climate change, social issues, supply chain)
• Engage the projects’ Boards (CEOs and C-suite) to get their buy-in and support.
• Monitor existing and future regulations (from international to local site permits).
• Develop accurate analysis and innovative business solutions as well as public-private partnerships to scale-up measurable positive impacts (new products, CCUS...)
• Lead, coach and develop a team of expert project managers (Geneva, Delhi, Beijing).
• Manage the projects’ budget (up to 2M CHF/year per project) and seek additional members and new sources of funding.
Capacity building
• Support the projects’ working groups and task forces, and accept accountability for the deliverables (high-level position papers, guidance documents, protocols...)
• Develop, implement and assess training programs for the projects’ members, at different level of involvement (shop floor to coordination leadership)
• Facilitate workshops and consultation panels with external stakeholders (including NGOs) for the production of sectoral technical and advocacy guidelines
• Initiate and maintain close relationship with trade and industry associations, policy-makers and value-chain stakeholders.
• Contribute to comments and input to consultation processes for various documents (World Energy Outlook (WEO) of the International Energy Agency (IEA)…)
• Represent and feature the projects and the WBCSD in major international events and summits (UNFCCC COP sessions, Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) roundtables, EU events, roundtables and various forums…) and manage regular contacts with media.
• Provide support to WBCSD President and CEO as appropriate
Engineer diploma in aeronautics and engineering, supplemented by a masters degree in environment and sustainable development.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Participation to Boards of international programs and partnerships
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish
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