Dr. Jean Lebel is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of IFDD. He served as the President of IDRC for a decade. As President, Jean led the Centre’s contributions to Canada’s development, foreign policy, and global innovation efforts. Jean previously served as Vice-President, Program and Partnership Branch, overseeing all IDRC programming, as well as Director, Agriculture and Environment. He holds a PhD in environmental sciences from l’Université du Québec à Montréal and an MScA in occupational health sciences from McGill University.