Hernan del Valle

Hernan del Valle

Director – Zero Emission Vehicles


The Hague

About me

Hernan is the Director of the Zero-Emission Vehicles, Transport Programme at the European Climate Foundation. His goal is to secure the world’s first continent-wide transition to electric vehicles and promote the adoption of greener modes of personal mobility.

Hernan joined the ECF after more than 15 years leading international aid and emergency relief operations. He has worked around the world assisting people affected by armed conflict, forced displacement, and natural disasters. This first-hand experience addressing the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on the livelihoods of communities and the health of individuals is what drew him to the work of the ECF.

Hernan has been Director of Advocacy and Communications for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), where he was responsible for developing strategies to influence politics and policy in a wide variety of humanitarian crises. He is a lawyer who specialized in international law and human rights at the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. He holds a Master’s degree in politics of development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and led the refugee program at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). He was awarded the Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University for his work during the European refugee crisis. He has been a guest speaker at Boston University, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Oxford, the University of Tokyo, and the University of Vienna.

Hernan lives in Amsterdam and moves around on a bicycle. He enjoys outings with friends, music, sports, and travel in nature.