Grégory Doucet

Grégory Doucet was born in Paris on 22 August 1973 and raised in the Paris Рegion.  After graduating from the ESC Rouen business school, he dedicated over 18 years of his career to international solidarity and humanitarian work.

In 2009, he joined the Lyon office of the NGO Humanity & Inclusion as Director of Operations West Africa, where he led a team of over 500 people serving vulnerable populations in ten countries, particularly in the Sahel region.

Later, as a university student, he served as the President of GENEPI, a French student organisation that works to break down barriers between prisoners and society and supports social reintegration for former prisoners. 

After over a decade as an active member of Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV, French Green Party), Doucet took his commitment a step further when he was appointed party secretary for Lyon in 2017 where he co-organised the Lyon Climate March.

He then ran in the 2019 European elections as the 27th candidate on the list headed by Yannick Jadot, campaigning in the Lyon district. In April 2019, inspired by the Greens’ success, he issued a call to unite all of Lyon’s environmentalists to “Change Lyon” in 2020, garnering over 800 signatures.

In September of the same year, he won the EELV primary to head the “Maintenant Lyon” (Now Lyon) list in the 2020 Lyon municipal elections.

Despite the fact that most voters had never heard of him before, Doucet achieved a surprise victory with 28.46% of the vote in the first round. Before the run-off, he formed an alliance with the two left-leaning lists headed by Sandrine Runel and Nathalie Perrin-Gilbert and was endorsed by Members of the National Parliament. In June 2020, after a three-way run-off against the lists led by Yann Cucherat and Georges Képénékian, the “Les Ecologistes pour Lyon” (Greens for Lyon) list won with 52.4% of the vote.

Grégory Doucet is also the vice-president and founder of the NGO Planète Enfant & Développement, which has been protecting vulnerable children and supporting their development since 1984, with a focus on building childcare centres and nursery schools in Nepal and Burkina Faso.

Source: Mairie de Lyon