Emmanuel Macron is President of the French Republic since May 7th 2017. He was born in December 1977 in Amiens. He used to be a haut fonctionnaire (senior public official) specialising in economic affairs. He studied philosophy and was Paul Ricœur’s assistant for two years before attending the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) from where he graduated in 2004. Emmanuel Macron then joined the Inspectorate General of Finance (IGF) and, in 2007, became expert adviser to the head of department. In this capacity, he served as rapporteur for the Commission pour la libération de la croissance française (French Commission on Economic Growth), chaired by Jacques Attali. He then went to work in the banking industry. In 2011, he was involved in François Hollande’s campaign for the socialist party’s presidential primary and, subsequently, in the presidential campaign itself. During the latter campaign, he was tasked with coordinating a group of experts and with drawing up the candidate’s economic manifesto. In May 2012, he took up the position of Deputy Secretary General of the President’s Private Office with particular responsibility for monitoring strategy and economic affairs, and for overseeing fiscal, financial, tax and sector-based issues. On 26 August 2014, Emmanuel Macron was appointed Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in the government headed up by Manuel Valls. His mandate is to ensure France’s economic recovery. On 6 April 2016, he founded En Marche !, a progressive and social liberal political organisation. On 30 August 2016, Emmanuel Macron left the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs and he declared his candidacy to the 2017 French presidential election.
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The questions for this interview were assembled by the Editorial Committee of Concurrences Review : Nicolas Charbit, Chief editor of Concurrences, Alain Ronzano, Editor of « L’actu-concurrence » and Christophe Lemaire, Partner Ashurst – Associate Professor, Sorbonne Law School (University (...)
Interview conducted by Emmanuel Combe, French Competition Authority and Nicolas Charbit, Editor in chief Concurrences. Several times, you’ve stated that competition can form part of a progressive vision of society, placing economic freedom and equal opportunities at the centre of debates. (...)