Julien Schopp joined InterAction as the Director of Humanitarian Practice in April of 2012, before being promoted to Senior Director in 2019. Julien represents InterAction in different global forums focused on the humanitarian system and its governance. His ultimate goal is to ensure that field realities are better understood in order to inform conversations and decisions made by policymakers and institutions.
Before joining InterAction, Julien worked as a Senior Policy Officer for the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, focusing on Forced Displacement issues. As such, he was the primary NGO focal point at the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Julien has substantial field experience managing humanitarian operations, primarily for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Over the years, he has worked as IRC country director in Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, and Uganda, also serving the agency in Congo-Brazzaville, Sudan, and Chad.
Julien holds an M.A. in literature from Paris X University.