Brune Poirson

Director of Sustainable Development — Accor

Director of Sustainable Development at Accor, Brune Poirson has always been committed to the environment sustainability and combines experience in both private and public sectors.

She has been member of major bodies in France and internationally. After a brief stint as a member of the National Assembly, she was appointed Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition where she promoted the anti-waste law, to tackle plastic pollution.

Three years later she was chosen as Vice-President of the United Nations Environment Assembly.

Brune Poirson started her career in London in the UK Innovation Foundation, then joined l’Agence Française de Développement, and Veolia in India, before working for an incubator for green startups in Boston.

Brune Poirson has graduated from the London School of Economics, the IEP in Aix and the Kennedy School at Harvard.