Stephane Colard

project leader for Coresta

Stephane Colard holds a Ph.D. in science. During his professional career, he worked for Altadis in France, where he was in charge of quality systems deployment and laboratory management. He then worked for Imperial Tobacco in the United Kingdom as well as in France, where his last position was head of scientific research and harm reduction, addressing a wide range of topics from leaf research to aerosol science.

He participated as an expert and chairman on ISO committees, and he also served on the Coresta scientific commission.

He is currently completing a Master of Business Administration degree in corporate and social responsibilities, and he is running a project to identify tools to assess the impacts of the tobacco and alternative product sectors on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

He will take the position of secretary general of Coresta beginning Nov. 1, 2019.