lionel goujon

Lionel Goujon

Head of the Water and Sanitation Division
Access to Drinking Water, Sanitation, Water Resource Management


Lionel Goujon is Head of Water & Sanitation at AFD since 2022.

He joined AFD in 2009 as a watsan Task Team Leader in Paris, then moved to Morocco where he was in charge of infrastructures and climate change, then to Colombia as Country Deputy Director. From 2020 to 2022, he was Deputy Director for Portfolio Management & Operations Support in Paris.

Before joining AFD, he worked in the field of artificial intelligence, then as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

His book The Water Travelers was awarded the Jean Rostand Prize in 2010 (Best book for the popularization of science) and the Lignes de Science Prize in 2014 (French high schools literary award for best scientific book).

Lionel is a graduate engineer from Telecom Paris.