Based in Geneva


Director, Premises Infrastructure Division

Isabelle Boutillon is the Director of Premises Infrastructure at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Since 2009, Isabelle Boutillon has been managing the Environmental Responsibility Project at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). As Director of Premises Infrastructure, she has been overseeing the evolution of the WIPO Campus and has continuously and strongly advised in favor of, and has managed the implementation of, environmentally-friendly solutions. She is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Previously, she has held various legal positions in two multinational corporations in France and the US, including a major intellectual property law firm in New York (1981 to 1990). She joined WIPO in 1990 working on international patent law and held various managerial positions in international patent law and general administration. From 2006, she managed two major construction projects (office building and new conference hall) with numerous environmental and biodiversity features.

A French national, Isabelle holds a master’s degree in Law and a specialization in International Public and Private Law from the University of Strasbourg. She received the “Inspirational Women in Geneva Working for the Environment” award in 2016.