Lionel Bonjean serves as the Director General of the DG Economy, Employment and Research, within the Public Service of Wallonia. In his current role, Lionel Bonjean is dedicated to advancing research and innovation, fostering sustainable growth and employment in Wallonia. He plays a pivotal role with his teams in shaping policies that not only promote a thriving and innovative ecosystem for the region's development but also seamlessly align with the goals of the broader European Research Area.
Before taking on the position of Director General at SPW Economy, Employment and Research, Lionel Bonjean served as the General Administrator of the Public Enterprise for Digital Technologies and Information Technology for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation for seven years.
With a background in Political and Administrative Sciences, specialising in European and International Affairs Management, he possesses a solid academic foundation. He further enhanced his qualifications with a certificate in Business Management and successfully completed an Interuniversity Executive Master in Public Management.