Dr Thierry Berthoud
Dr Thierry Berthoud is currently Managing Director Energy & Climate at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), in Geneva.
From 1974 and 1988, Dr Berthoud worked for the French Atomic Energy Commission in different positions of responsibility in research laboratories in the field of materials science. From 1989 to 1990, he was in charge of the French Department (Premier Ministre administration) in charge of the implementation in France of the Euratom Treaty provisions.
From 1990 to 2003 Dr Berthoud worked in Pechiney, the aluminium industry company and was involved in involvement in projects in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, China, India, Russia.
After the acquisition of Pechiney by Alcan in 2003, Dr Berthoud became Vice-President International Relations and Government Affairs for Alcan Inc. based in Montreal (Canada). His teams and himself personally were particularly active on the Climate change policy front in their respective jurisdictions.
Dr Berthoud joined Alstom in the fall of 2008 as Senior Vice President “CO2 solutions” for Alstom Power, based in Baden, Switzerland.
Dr Berthoud graduated in Electrical Engineering in Paris (France) and has a PhD degree in Physics (Materials Science) from the University of Paris. Thierry Berthoud holds both French and Swiss citizenship.