Secretary-General - Organisation Météorologique Mondiale

WMO is a United Nations’ specialized agency and the authoritative voice on weather, climate and water. WMO also coordinates the activities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of its 189 Members.

Professional Experience:

Mr Michel Jarraud has been Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) since January 1st, 2004.

Before joining WMO as Deputy Secretary-General in January 1995, Mr Jarraud devoted part of his career to the internationally renowned European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), as Deputy Director from 1991 to 1994 and as a researcher in numerical weather prediction from 1978 to 1985. He was Director of the French National Weather Forecasting Department from 1986 to 1989, including responsibilities for issuing early warnings at national level.

Mr Jarraud is a scientist and a meteorologist with degrees from the prestigious French Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole de la Météorologie Nationale. He is a member of a number of Meteorological Societies.


M.Jarraud_Essai sur la session 10

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