New Project Management Officer for the Ramsar Secretariat


The Secretariat extends a warm welcome to Ms Virginie PIRENS as Project Management Officer. She will coordinate and administer the many activities undertaken and planned in partnership with, and with support from, the Danone-Evian Group.

Virginie holds masters degrees in European Studies from Geneva University and in Oriental Languages and Literature from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, her country of origin. She moves to the Ramsar Convention Secretariat after working for two companies, Capital International SA and J.P. Morgan. Her work in the private sector has provided her with a good understanding of project and risk management, accounting, data analysis and assessment practices. 

Most recently, Virginie has gained Project Management Professional certification (PMP), from the Project Management Institute, USA. In addition, her language skills and her commitment to and interest in environmental conservation make her an ideal ambassador and facilitator for the ongoing and future undertakings in the framework of our longstanding partnership with the Danone Group since 1998.

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