Holder of a Master degree in Administration of Local Authorities from the Robert Schuman University in Strasburg (France), Jean-Pierre joined Energy Cities in 1995 as Project Manager. Secretary General from 2009 to mid-2014, he is now the Managing Director of Energy Cities.
Since 2012, he coordinates the implementation of the “holacratic” method for running the Energy Cities’ Secretariat, a new mode of organisation and governance based on collective intelligence. He is involved in the Covenant of Mayors initiative since its launch in 2009, especially as Covenant Supporter. As Project Manager, his main professional activities were the setting-up and coordination of European projects in the field of sustainable energy & mobility and the support to the creation of local energy management agencies throughout Europe.
His areas of interest and fields of expertise: networking, energy transition, decentralisation of energy systems, changing behavior, local governance, local energy and climate agencies, without forgetting activities linked to the management of Energy Cities such as HR or quality control. He is also municipal councillor of Châtillon-le-Duc, a community of 2,000 inhabitants (political mandate from March 2014 until March 2020).
The serie of “Chronicles of the Energy Transition” case studies was produced to go further in supporting local authorities and to describe successful energy transition processes.
Because it is important to show that energy transition is “possible”. Why, how, with whom, for what results? We interviewed local players and decision-makers to find out more.