Sylvie has been Director, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change at SPC since September 2015.
Prior to joining SPC, she was the Director General of FIBA – Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin, a private Swiss foundation working in West Africa on coastal and marine issues. While at FIBA, she also presided and led the transforming of the regional West Africa Coastal and Marine Regional Programme (PRCM) into a large partnership, helped operationalize the regional MPA network RAMPAO and construct the BACoMaB Conservation Trust Fund (Mauritania) as its first President.
Sylvie held previous positions as the Regional Coordinator of the UNOPS/UNDP/GEF MedWetCoast project (France), Programme Manager at WWF International (Switzerland), Programme Officer at UNDP Black Sea Programme (Turkey), UNEP Caspian Sea Programme (Azerbaidjan), and UNDP Suva (Fiji).
Sylvie is a French and Swiss citizen, holds a Master degree in Environmental Management from the University of London, an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master in International Business from the Business Management School of Lyon.
Sylvie presently serves on the Board of the BioGuine Foundation (Guinee Bissau) and of the Wild Touch Association (France), on the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. She is an Executive Committee member of the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) and an instructor for the MOOC ‘Gestion des Aires Protégées’ at Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne.