Minister of the Economy and Finance - France

Bruno Le Maire is a French politician and career diplomat who currently serves as Minister of Economy and Finances in the French government headed by Edouard Philippe.

An alumnus of the École normale supérieure, Sciences Po Paris and École nationale d’administration (ENA), Bruno Le Maire began his career as Foreign Affairs Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2002, he became Strategic Affairs Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and then Advisor to the Minister of Interior in 2004. In 2005, he joined Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin first as an advisor and then as Chief of Staff from 2006 to 2007.

In June 2007, he was elected as MP for the first constituency of the Eure department where he was reelected in 2012 and 2017.

In December 2008, he was named Minister of State for European Affairs in François Fillon’s government before being appointed Minister of Agriculture in June 2009 and held that position until May 2012.

In November 2014, he was candidate for the presidency of the UMP (right wing French party) and took part in the centre-right primary for the French presidential election in November 2016.

In May 2017, he is appointed Minister of Economy and Finance.

Twitter: @BrunoLemaire

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