Sophie Trémolet is Europe Freshwater Director for The Nature Conservancy, where she leads the development and implementation of activities to restore and protect rivers of high biodiversity value and to accelerate investment in nature-based solutions for water security in Europe, ranging from the Western Balkans to England and Spain – as well as globally. She has built strategic relationships with Europe-based public and private funders, utilities or regulators so as to support a gradual shift towards greater incorporation of nature into water security investments.
Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy in 2018, Sophie had worked for 20 years on issues of financing, institutional and regulatory reforms and private sector participation in the water sector. She started her career as a consultant working for NERA (an economic consultancy) and ERM (an environmental consultancy) before setting up and running Trémolet Consulting, a consultancy specialised in economic and financial aspects of the water sector. As a consultant, she advised a broad range of clients, including major development banks, bilateral donors, NGOs, leading universities and private foundations. She then worked for the World Bank as a Senior Economist in the Water Global Practice, where she led the preparation and supervised projects in West Africa, contributed to establishing a new multi-donor Trust Fund and developed the Bank’s approaches and tools in the area of blended finance for water. Sophie holds a double Master in economics and international development from Sciences-Po (Paris) and Columbia University (New York).