HE Mr Jean-Pierre Jouyet graduated from ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Admiistration) in 1980. He is also a Lawyer. Between 2007 and 2008 he was the Secretary of State for Francois Fillon’s Government. He had been the president of the ‘Autorités des marchés financiers’ from 2008 to 2012. In 2012 he was appointed as Director of the ‘Caisse des dépôts et consignations’ and President of the ‘Public Investment Bank’. He held these positions until 2014; he was then appointed Secretary General of the Presidency. He replaces Sylvie Bermann as French Ambassador to the UK since the beginning of September 2017.