Chairman, ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)
Born on 23 April 1976 in Lille, Arnaud Leroy is a graduate in Maritime Law, International Law of the Sea and Protection of the Marine Environment. He began his career in the European Parliament as a parliamentary assistant and then, in 2001, he was appointed Secretary General of the French Greens delegation. In 2004 he was appointed to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), set up following the environmental disaster of the Prestige oil tanker in Spanish waters, where he was in charge of the protection of the marine environment and matters related to climate change (post based in Lisbon since 2006). In 2005, he joined the Socialist Party and the Overseas French Federation. Elected Member of Parliament (MP) of the fifth constituency of French Living Abroad in 2012, he served for 5 years in the Commission on Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning and the European Affairs Committee of the National Assembly in which he followed, in particular, the texts related to energy and environmental transition. He is the author and rapporteur of a bill called the “Leroy Law” on the blue economy, adopted in 2016, which includes measures to simplify and facilitate the revival and development of the maritime economy. He also chaired the study group on climate change in the National Assembly and co-chaired, with Bertrand Pancher MP, the Association Bilan Carbone which offers solutions to organisations regarding the accounting and reduction of GHG emissions. He is also a member of the Executive Office of “République en Marche”, in charge of international matters. Arnaud Leroy was appointed Chairman of the Board of Administration of ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) by decree on 14 March 2018.