International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Didier Houssin
Director, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology
International Energy Agency
Shaping Transport for a New Energy Future
09:00 - 10:30Friday, 23 May 2014

Didier Houssin became Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in December 2012. Previously, he served for five years as Director of Energy Markets and Security and head of the IEA's predecessor, the Office of Oil Markets and Emergency Preparedness. Before joining the IEA, Houssin was Managing Director of BRGM, the French Geological Survey where, since 2004, he had extensive management responsibilities over the 850-strong group. At BRGM he was involved in carbon capture and sequestration and in geothermal energy. Prior to joining BRGM, he was Director of Energy and Mineral Resources in the French Ministry of Economy between 1997 and 2004. In this capacity, he was the French delegate for numerous IEA activities, notably as Chairman of the Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) at the time of preparation of emergency action plans in 2003.