Jean Jalbert is the Director General of Tour du Valat, a research institute for the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands. He is a biologist with an engineering degree in agronomy. After various professional experiences in the fields of environment, corporate management and vocational training, Jean joined the Tour du Valat in 1994 as a project leader. In 1998 he took the position of Conservation Director and was nominated Director General in 2004.
Over the years Jean has covered various topics such as engineering training, development and/or management of local, national and international projects, development of partnerships and networks, strategic planning, team management and corporate development. He is a member of the Steering Group of the Mediterranean Wetlands initiative (MedWet), Vice-President of the IUCN French Committee and board member of various nature conservation organisations such as Eurosite, Wetlands International European Association, the Society for the Protection of Prespa (Greece), and Conservatoire du Littoral (French Coastal Agency).