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Brune Poirson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor

Brune Poirson has experience in the field of sustainability in the public, non-profit and private sectors. She started her career in London where she worked for the UK’s innovation foundation. She went on to work in India at the French Development Agency, before becoming Director of Social Responsibility – South Asia for Veolia in 2011. In 2016, Brune was involved in the French presidential and parliamentary election campaign.   

 Within the French government, she was elected to the French National Assembly for the Vaucluse constituency in 2017 and was subsequently appointed Secretary of State for the Environmental Transition, where she championed the anti-waste law, which among other things reformed France’s waste management system and addressed plastic pollution. The first French person to be elected Vice President of the United Nations Environment Assembly, she is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Fondation de la Mer.    

Brune joined Accor in May 2021 as Chief Sustainability Officer and is a member of the Executive Committee. With the tasks of defining, driving and monitoring the commitments, strategy and roll-out of the Group’s action plans in relation to sustainable development, Brune is also responsible for Accor Solidarity and ALL Heartists endowment funds.  

Brune Poirson is a graduate of the Aix-en-Provence Institut d’Etudes Politiques (France) the London School of Economics (UK) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (US).