Jean-Christophe Vandevelde


Jean-Christophe Vandevelde
Jean-Christophe Vandevelde
International Fisheries
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Jean-Christophe Vandevelde works on Pew’s international fisheries project, with a focus on improving decision-making in the Northeast Atlantic by gearing management toward an ecosystem-based approach. Vandevelde previously served as an officer with Pew’s ending overfishing in northwestern Europe project.

Before joining Pew, Vandevelde was scientific secretary at the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity, biodiversity officer for an infrastructure company, and campaigner for a coalition of French environmental nongovernmental organizations.

He holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and anthropology from Université libre de Bruxelles, a master’s in international development from the University of Louvain, Belgium, and a doctorate in geography and environmental planning from the University of Orléans, France.