Bruno Le Maire
|Bruno Le Maire|
|Member of the French National Assembly for Eure|
Assumed office |
20 June 2012
|Preceded by||Guy Lefrand|
|French Minister of Agriculture|
23 June 2009 – 15 May 2012
|Prime Minister||François Fillon|
|Preceded by||Michel Barnier|
|Succeeded by||Stéphane Le Foll|
15 April 1969|
|Political party||The Republicans|
École Normale Supérieure|
Sciences Po, ÉNA
Bruno Le Maire (born 15 April 1969) is a French politician. He served as the French Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fishing from 2009 to 2012.
Bruno Le Maire was born on 15 April 1969 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. He is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po and the École nationale d’administration. He speaks French, English and German.
From 2002 to 2004, he worked as an advisor to Dominique de Villepin in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2004, he moved to the Ministry of the Interior. In 2005, he became the political advisor to the Prime Minister. From 2007 to 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly of France, representing the Eure department. From December 2008 to 2009, he served as Secretary of State in charge of European Affairs in the François Fillon government.
Since 2008, he has served as a political advisor for the Union for a Popular Movement. He also serves as a council member of Evreux. In June 2009, he became the new Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fishing. During his tenure at the Ministry, he created a new framework to modernize French agriculture, food and fishing. He also hosted the G20 Agriculture summit in 2011, which resulted in the creation of AMIS (Agricultural Market Information System). The main objective of AMIS is to monitor the global agricultural market under a rotating presidency. An intervention Forum can be convoked if the presiding country judges it necessary.
On August 2012, he announced that he would be a candidate for the presidency of the Union for a Popular Movement, competing against former Prime Minister François Fillon, Secretary General Jean-François Copé and former Minister for Ecology Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet. He decided to develop a reformist line and to focus his campaign around four main axes:
- Enhancing European economic integration
- Strengthening French entrepreneurship and economy
- Going back to the values of respect and authority in society
- Renewing generations in political parties.
But he failed to obtain the necessary number of sponsors.
In November 2014, he obtained 29.8% of votes against Nicolas Sarkozy in the election for the presidency of Les Republicains (formerly UMP).
He has been considered as a serious challenger of the 2016 center-right primary as the polls suggested he could be third-placed but got a poor result with 2.4%.
- European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Member
- Hertie School of Governance, Member of the Board of Trustees
- Long-Term Investors Club, Member
- Permanent Platform of Atomium Culture, Member of the Advisory Board
Depiction in film
In the movie La conquête (The conquest), about Nicolas Sarkozy's career, he was played by Emmanuel Noblet.
- Le Ministre. Editions Grasset, 2004
- Des hommes d’Etat. Editions Grasset, 2007 (2008 Edgar Faure Prize)
- Jours de pouvoir, Editions Gallimard, 2013
- Webpage Archived 28 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- Biography Archived 24 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- OECD Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Long-Term Investors Club Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Members European Council on Foreign Relations.
- L'étrange emploi de la femme de Bruno Le Maire à l'Assemblée nationale entre 2007 et 2013, The Huffington Post, 08/10/2013
|Minister of Agriculture
| Succeeded by|
Stéphane Le Foll