Matthieu AuzanneauMatthieu Auzanneau has been The Shift Project's Director since September 2016. He joined the think tank in 2014 as Public affairs and Forecasting Manager after over ten years as a journalist – Le Monde, Arte, etc. - at the crossroads of economics and ecology. Matthieu has since 2010 been one of Le Monde’s invited bloggers with the blog "Oil Man, chronicles of the beginning of the end of oil." He published "Or Noir - La grande histoire du pétrole" (La Découverte, 2015), which was awarded the Special Price of the Association of Energy Economists (AEE) in 2016.

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Zeynep Kahraman

Zeynep Kahraman is Projects Manager. An economist specialised in econometrics, she graduated from the Istanbul Technical University and the Toulouse School of Economics, where she also focused on Environmental Economics. She joined The Shift Project in 2011 and was in charge of the Climate and Energy Data Portal. She has worked on energy scenarios and works on an academic paper on the strong link between GDP and energy. She now manages all of the think tank's projects.


Jean-Noël GeistJean-Noël Geist is Public Affairs & Communications Manager, and helps with various working groups within The Shift Project. A graduate in European Studies at Sciences Po Strasbourg and in Gender Studies at Sciences Po Toulouse, he had originally joined the communications and events team. Following a professional experience in politics, he returned to The Shift Project to lead public affairs and communication.


Claire Martin joined the Shift Project's team as Administrative Manager, and ensures the implementation of good practices within the think-tank. Office Manager in a big corporation for 10 years, Claire evolved along key leaders in international structures. Active in the associative world these past few years, she joined the team of the Shift Project, convinced that everyone can act, change mindsets and contribute to protect the planet.



Nicolas Raillard joined The Shift Project as a Project Engineer. A graduate from ISAE – Supaéro (France) and from the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), he worked as an engineer in complex systems strategy for 4 years. Having passed an Advanced Master in “Environment International Management” at the Mines ParisTech school (France) and Tsinghua University (China), he now wishes to apply his skills and qualifications to the low-carbon transition.



Clémence Vorreux joined The Shift Project to assist with Public Affairs & Mobility. She graduated from Sciences Po Strasbourg with a Master’s degree in European Policies and Public Affairs. She previously worked for the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment in Brussels, and then decided to join and help us carry our vision of the energy transition. She has at heart to try and promote better policies in the field of climate and energy.



Romain Grandjean joined The Shift Project as a Project Engineer. He graduated from Arts&Métiers ParisTech and IFP Energies Nouvelles, and worked during 4 years as an engineer in an Oil&Gas company project department. Passionate about energy, and more specifically by the way transition toward a low-carbon economy shall occur, he now wishes to dedicate all his energy to these issues.



Maxime Efoui-Hess joined the Shift’s team as a Project Manager Assistant. He is an engineering student in his last year of study at ISAE-Supaero, involved in the « Energy, Transportation, Environment » courses and is driven by climate issues. He found, in the Shift’s initiative, the opportunity to use the best of his skills to bring his own part to the construction of the energy transition.


Currently studying at Toulouse School of Economics, where she obtained a Bachelor in Economics and Public Law, Alicia Bassière joined the team for an internship as a Events & Communication assistant during her gap year. Eager to participate in an environmental and human project, she wants to discover the economic and ecological issues of the energy transition.