As Executive Director Europe, Philippe Léonard is in charge of developing European activities of Smart Cities Council, the global organization dedicated to help cities improve liveability, workability and sustainability through a better (smarter) use of Technology. As the world’s premier consortium of smart city practitioners and experts, Smart Cities Council engages 120+ member and advisor organizations and has already been involved in 11,000+ smart city projects globally.
As a background, Philippe Léonard is a development expert & consultant with focus on lobbying & development for private sector & industry. Philippe Léonard is an innovator and entrepreneur actively engaged in various ethical projects focusing on innovative solutions to environment & energy challenges; He holds several patents on renewable energy and smart grids solutions and started several companies on both sides of the Atlantic, including Aeolta in France and urbanwinddesign, in the US, dedicated to researching and licensing technologies on international markets ; Philippe is also a partner in the development of the ‘TK’ technology promotion’ platform and serves as president of TK-selfsufficient, company dedicated to promote and develop a portfolio of relevant residential self-sufficiency technologies (energy, water, air, waste, etc.) on global markets. Philippe is a French citizen.