Experts' profiles - Jérôme Malavelle
Jrme Malavelle
Jrme has been in charge of the direct implementation of a GEF full-sized project to phase out the use of the methyl bromide pesticide in Central European countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) since mid 2005. This project contributes to the protection of the stratospheric ozone layer. Methyl bromide is one of the Ozone Depleting Substances controlled by the Montreal Protocol.

Engaging Ministries of Environment, National Plant Protection Services, scientists in Agricultural Universities, fumigation / plant protection /pest prevention companies, growers associations, and sister UN agencies (UNDP as co-implementing agency of the project and FAO as executing agency) have been very important aspects of Jrmes daily work over the last three years.

Prior to his current assignment as Methyl Bromide Phase out Project Manager with UNEP, Jrme worked briefly within the frame of the AREED program (African Rural Energy Enterprise Development) in Senegal and in the UNEP Paris office. Jrmes substantive experience before joining UNEP was with the private sector as the Business and Operations Manager for a Sales and Service subsidiary in the Silicon Valley (California) of the microelectronics business unit of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. This unit is a world leader in high-performance fluid handling solutions for transfer of ultra-pure fluids and corrosive chemicals in semiconductor manufacturing plants of companies including: Intel, IBM, and Advance Micro Devices.

Jrme holds two masters: a Political Sciences Masters (Paris La Sorbonne University 2003) in International Co-operation and Development Politics, and a Masters of Science in Engineering (INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) Toulouse 1989) in Industrial Processes and Environmental Engineering.
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