Minister Counsellor, Head of Science & Technology and other EU Policies Section, European Commission – Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation
Laurent Bochereau, Ph.D.
Minister-Counsellor, Head of S&T and Other EU Policies Section
European Union Delegation to the Russian Federation
Since January 2020, Laurent Bochereau is heading the section ‘S&T and Other EU Policies’ at the EU Delegation in Moscow where he contributes to strengthen EU-Russia cooperation in the areas of higher education, research and innovation
He gained a Laureate from the Ecole Polytechnique and ENGREF in Paris, a Master's degree from the University of California and a PhD from the University of Paris VI. After spending several years working as a research project leader at IRSTEA, he served two years in the French Ministry for Research. He joined the European Commission in 1995 where he worked several years as Assistant to the Director for Life Sciences and then Head of Unit with responsibilities for agriculture and food safety research. From 2006 to 2010, he was the Head of the "Science, Technology and Education" Section at the Delegation of the European Union in Washington DC. From 2010 to 2014, he was Head of the "International Cooperation Policy" Unit within the European Commission's Research and Innovation Directorate General with responsibilities for developing the EU international strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation and the international dimension of the Horizon 2020 programme (2014-2020). From 2014 to 2018, he was the Head of the "Science, Technology and Environment" Section at the Delegation of the European Union in Beijing. From September 2018 to January 2020, he was coordinating the EU contribution to the Mission Innovation international initiative on clean energy innovation.