Chief Executive Officer, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
An expert in economics and international financial institutions, Rémy Rioux has held high-level positions in a career devoted to development, climate and Africa. After serving as chief of staff of the French Economy and Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, he was appointed by Laurent Fabius Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development, and coordinated the finance agenda for the French presidency of COP21.Rémy Rioux is heading the French Development Agency (AFD) since 2016, which has seen its mandate expanded and its resources significantly increased. He was reappointed by President Macron and the French Parliament for two additional terms, in 2019 and in 2022. In 2017, he also became Chairman of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) – the leading group of 26 national and regional development banks and the largest provider of climate finance globally. A position he has held even since.Rémy Rioux is the author of Reconciliations (2019), an essay in which he calls for a reinvented development policy aligned with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement, and co-author of Towards a world in common (2022), with Achille Mbembe. In the latter, they call for a new form of collective action: a “diplomacy of the living”.
The Paris Dialogue in action: A roadmap for finance and sustainable development sciences
Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs