Jean-François Gagné is the Head of the Energy Technology Policy Division of the International Energy Agency, leading the strategic design of the Agency’s analytical work on energy technologies, policies, and strategies to promote innovation, and supporting the IEA international collaborative work on energy technology research and development. He is responsible for the IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives flagship technology publication, as well as for the Agency’s world renowned Low-Carbon Energy Technology Roadmaps. Prior to joining the IEA, Jean-François managed multiple programmes related to clean technologies research, development, demonstrations, and deployment (RDD&D) for the Canadian Government.
A Masters of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate, Jean-François has over 15 years of experience in varying fields touching energy and transportation, both in the public and in the private sector. He started his career as a development engineer in the aerospace industry, and then moved to the public sector, acting as a Canadian Government expert on energy efficiency, propulsion systems, and environmental technologies. He provided technical and policy advice to the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Department of Natural Resources, and represented Canada in many international forums.