Jérôme Petit directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in French Polynesia.
Petit has a decade of technical and political experience in international biodiversity governance. He previously worked with the European Commission managing projects financed by the European Union (EU) in developing countries and representing the EU during negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Before that, Petit spent five years in French Polynesia, where he coordinated biodiversity inventories as a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley’s Gump Station and worked with the local government on a climate change strategy. He also worked with the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Brussels on EU overseas territories and at various research centers in Australia, Burkina Faso, Nepal, and France.
Petit holds a doctorate in Life Science.