Jean-Christophe Vié

Organization: Franklinia Foundation

Based in Geneva




Director General

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Jean-Christophe Vié is the Director of the Franklinia Foundation.

Jean-Christophe joined the foundation in January 2018. Previously, he has been working at IUCN for 17 years, first in West Africa and then at its headquarters in Switzerland within its Species Programme where he was in charge of a number of programmes including global assessments for the Red List of Threatened Species before setting up grant making mechanisms including SOS – Save Our Species. He completed veterinary studies as well as a PhD in ecology and gained a solid field experience working in different parts of the world for 15 years including in French Guiana where he spent 8 years and became familiar with tropical forests. Since his childhood he has been fascinated by nature, in particular wild animals and trees.