Sylvie Goyet is Director, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability at SPC –Pacific Community, based in Noumea, New Caledonia.
She has 20 years of experience in directing and managing environmental programmes, special expertise in coastal and marine issues, conservation finance and conservation trust funds, and a general background in organizational management and strategic planning.
From 2006 until end of 2014, she was the Director General of FIBA – Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin, a private Swiss foundation working in West Africa on coastal and marine issues. In her previous assignments, she was Regional Coordinator of the UNOPS/UNDP/GEF MedWetCoast project, Programme Manager at WWF International and programme officer at UNDP Black Sea Programme, UNEP Caspian Sea Programme, and UNDP Fiji.
Sylvie is a French and Swiss citizen, holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of London, an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master in International Business from the Business Management School of Lyon.
Sylvie presently serves on the Board of the BioGuinea Foundation (Guinee Bissau) and on the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; she is President of the Wild Touch Association (France) and an Executive Committee member of the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA).