Jean-Yves Garnier, former head of IEA Energy Data Centre, honoured by French Government

16 December 2015

Jean-Yves Garnier (left) during his investiture, with former IEA Executive Director Claude Mandil.

The IEA congratulates former colleague Jean-Yves Garnier on his recent – and well-deserved – prestigious award from the French government. On 12 December 2015, Mr. Garnier, who served as head of the IEA Energy Data Centre and Chief Statistician until retiring in February 2015, was appointed Chevalier in the “Ordre National du Mérite”. In the presence of Mr. Garnier’s wife, Juliana, family members and past colleagues, former IEA Executive Director Claude Mandil presented the award. 

The award honoured Mr. Garnier’s valuable contribution and leadership in promoting and improving energy statistics on a global scale. Mr. Garnier’s long career included stints in Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Djibouti and the United States before coming to the IEA, where for nearly 20 years he worked to build the reputation and reach of the Agency’s energy data. He was instrumental in enlarging IEA statistics and launching reference publications and databases on renewables, greenhouse gas emissions and more recently energy efficiency. He also played a key role in the creation of the Joint Organisations Data Initiative and the IEA’s training programmes.