Climate Finance Day


Bruno Le Maire

Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty


Bruno Le Maire is a French writer and politician. He was born on the 15th of April 1969 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine, Paris area). He was appointed French minister for Economy in May 2017, then French minister for Economy and Finances in June 2017, and French minister for Economy, Finances and Economic recovery in July 2020. He serves as French minister for Economy, Finances, Industrial and Digital sovereignty since July 2022. After studying at the École normale supérieure (1989), he earned his diploma in German studies (1990) and a literature master’s degree from Sorbonne University (1991). He successfully passed the modern literature aggregation in 1992. He graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 1993. He was then admitted at the National School of Administration, where he studied between 1996 and 1998. He began his career as a diplomat. In 2002, he was appointed as advisor to Dominique De Villepin, French minister for Foreign affairs. Bruno Le Maire remained his advisor when the latter was appointed French minister for the Interior, and when he became Prime minister (as his advisor, then his chief of staff). In 2007, Bruno Le Maire was elected member of the French National Assembly. In 2008, he was appointed secretary of State for European affairs. In 2009, he became minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Rural Affairs and Spatial Planning He remained so until May 2012. Parallel to his national responsibilities, Bruno Le Maire was elected in 2010 regional counsellor of Normandy. He was re-elected member of the French National Assembly in 2012. In November 2014, he was candidate to become the right-wing UMP party’s next president. He was a candidate at the party’s primary to be its candidate for the 2017 French presidential election. Bruno Le Maire was re-elected member of the French National Assembly in 2017. In 2022, he decided to not run again as Member of the French National Assembly.

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