Lise Breuil, AFD


Head of the Mobility and Transport Division
Sustainable Transport, Urban Mobility, Connectivity


Lise Breuil manages AFD's Transport and Mobility Division, which supports and finances development projects focusing on urban mobility, national connectivity (rail and road transport) and participation in international trade (maritime and air transport).

With AFD since 2007, Lise Breuil has worked in several positions at headquarters and internationally, enabling her to work in various sectors related to urban infrastructure: beginning with water and sanitation, and then energy and transport.  She took over management of the Mobility and Transport division in 2017. 

This is a crucial issue, and is linked to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mobility is vital for ensuring that everyone has access to employment and essential services (health, education), and that the economy is functioning productively. Financing urban mobility plans and public transport infrastructure, as well as renewing vehicle fleets helps mitigate the effects of climate change and improve the quality of life and air, particularly in cities. 

Before joining AFD, the engineer, graduate of École polytechnique and the French National School of Rural Engineering, Water Resources and Forestry, worked at the Ministry of Ecology and then at the French Embassy in Moscow.

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