The Team

DAMIEN CHALAUD – Executive Director

Damien Chalaud is the Executive Director of the World Federation of Science Journalists. He graduated from the University of London – Goldsmiths College with a Masters degree in Communications and a Masters degree in Journalism. From 1993-1997 he was a journalist and producer at BBC Radio and the BBC World Service. In 1998 he joined the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva as Director of Eurosonic satellite operations. In 2001 he was appointed Director of the cross-media platform at RFO-France Télévisions. From 2004 to 2007 he became Director of content for the Radio France CityRadio network in Paris. From 2008-2013 he has been a project manager and consultant for different international broadcasters and web/mobile entities: BBC, CBC, Danmarks Radio, Radio-Canada, ARD, RTE, Vodafone, O2, etc.

THANH HUONG BUI – Financial & Administrative Assistant


Thanh Huong Bui is the financial and administrative assistant at WFSJ Office in Montreal, Canada. She holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Vietnam and a Master degree in Finance from the UK. Before joining the World Federation of Science Journalists, Ms. Thanh Huong had experiences as a researcher and financial specialist in Vietnam. The WFSJ offers her an international working environment, which she really enjoys.

ERIC LAUWERS – Project Manager & Business Development


Eric Lauwers is a project manager at the WFSJ office. He is currently involved in the business development and communication aspects of the Federation. He also contributes to some of the ongoing projects. Eric worked on the Online Course on Ebola for journalists and the 2015 World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in Korea. He is currently preparing the 10th World Conference – WCSJ2017 in San Francisco (October 26-30, 2017). Eric has a background in managing not-for-profit organizations in the social economy and cultural sector. He has also worked as a project manager and as a photojournalist for international aid organizations.

ANNE-MARIE LEGAULT – Project Manager


Anne-Marie Legault is a project manager at the WFSJ office. She is currently steering the Ebola and Infectious diseases project in Africa as well as the engagement segment of the EU Nuclear Safety Project. Anne-Marie has 15+ years of project management experience, both internationally and in Canada. She has held various positions at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC/CRDI) in Ottawa and at Équiterre in Montréal. She is committed to capacity building for transmitting scientific knowledge to a wide audience. Anne-MArie holds a B.Sc in geography from Université de Montréal and a M.Sc in environmental studies from Université du Québec in Montréal.

JEAN-MARC FLEURY – Senior Advisor


Mr. Jean-Marc Fleury was the Executive Director of the World Federation of Science Journalists. He also holds the Bell Globemedia Chair in Science Journalism at Laval University, Québec City. He was previously Director of Communications at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa (Canada). He worked as a science journalist at Le Soleil newspaper in Québec City and the monthly magazine Québec Science. He has won several prizes for his articles. His degree is in Physics Engineering.