Mr. Ndoutum has been the Director of the Francophonie Institute on Sustainable Development (IFSD) since April 1, 2015.
He holds a postgraduate diploma in Applied Chemical Kinetics from the University of Paris VI (France) and an MBA in Management (USA, San Francisco) with additional training in public finance and management from the Institute of Economy and Finance of Libreville (Gabon).
Jean-Pierre Ndoutoum worked for six years (1990-1996) for the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Petroleum of Gabon as Director of Studies, working in economic and financial planning.
In 1996 he joined the Francophonie Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD) in Quebec (Canada) as a Program Specialist for energy policies (energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy). He also has extensive experience working with international organizations (World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, ASECNA, UEMOA and the UN System) and practical experience of member countries of FIO .