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François BAROIN

  • Président
  • Association des Maires de France


Born on June 21st, 1965 in Paris

Ministerial duties

  • Minister for Economic Affairs, Finance and Industry (2011-2012)
  • Minister of the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service and State Reform, Government spokesman (2010-2011)
  • Minister of the Budget, Public Accounts and State Reform (2010)
  • Minister of the Interior and Town and Country Planning (2007)
  • Minister for Overseas Territories (2005-2007)
  • Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, Government spokesman (1995)

National functions

  • Honorary Member of Parliament (since 2017)
  • President of the Association of French Mayors (since 2014)
  • Senator of Aube (2014-2017)
  • First Vice-President of the National Assembly (2002-2005)
  • Member of Parliament for Aube (1993; 1997; 2002; 2007; 2012)
  • UMP Deputy Secretary General [French conservative party] (2004)

Local functions

  • President of Troyes Champagne Metropole (since 2017)
  • First Vice-President (1995-2001) then President (2001-2017) of the urban community of Troyes
  • Mayor of Troyes (since 1995)

Professional background

  • Senior advisor at Barclays France (since 2018)
  • Avocat à la Cour, French qualified lawyer (since 2001)
  • Europe 1 Journalist (1988-1992)

Other commitments

  • Member of Academy for Overseas Sciences in France (since may 2018)
  • Adjunct Professor at HEC Paris
  • Reserve Officer - Commander (RC)

University curriculum

  • Diploma of Higher Specialised Studies (DESS) in defence (Paris II)
  • Diploma of Higher Specialised Studies (DESS) in information and communications technology (Paris II)
  • Graduate of the Institut supérieur de gestion (ISG), a French business school


  • Une histoire de France par les villes et les villages [History of France through cities and villages] (Albin Michel, 2017)
  • Un chemin français [A French path] (Lattès, 2017)
  • Journal de crise [Emergency log] (Lattès, 2012)
  • Chronique d'une différence [Chronic of a difference] (Ed n°1, 1998)