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Michel Jarraud Biography

Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization, Jan. 2004-Present
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • Member: French Meterological Society, American Meteorological Society, Royal Meteorological Society (United Kingdom) and the African Meteorological Society
  • Honorary Member: Chinese Meteorological Society and the Cuban Meteorological Society
  • Recipient, “Commandeur de l’Ordre national du Lion” Award (Senegal), Apr. 2005
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Science, Universidad Nacional Agraria (Peru), Apr. 2004
  • Deputy Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization, Jan. 1995 – Dec. 2003
  • Recipient, First Class Distinction Award, Civil Defense of Venezuela, Apr. 2001
  • Deputy Director, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMFW), Nov. 1, 1991 – Dec. 1994
  • Director, Operational Department, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Jan. 1990 – Oct. 1991
  • Director, Weather Forcasting, French National Meteorological Service (Météo-France), Jan. 1986 – Dec. 1989
  • Researcher, Numerical Weather Prediction, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, June 1978 – Dec. 1985
  • Researcher, French National Meteorological Service (Météo-France), Sep. 1976 – May 1978
  • Ingénieur de la Météorologie (similar to a Master’s Degree), Ecole de la Météorologie Nationale (France), 1976
  • Ingénieur de l’Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Polytechnique (France), 1974
  • Born in France on Jan. 31, 1952