Alain Minc

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Alain Minc (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ ˈmɛ̃k]; born April 15, 1949), is a French businessman, political advisor, and author.[1]

Minc was born in Paris[2][3] to a family of Jewish immigrants from Poland.[4] His father, Joseph Minkowski, was a dentist and a member of the Communist Party.[5] Alain Minc is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris, Science Po (Paris) and the École nationale d'administration.[2][3][6]

In 1979, he became CEO of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.[2][3] In 1986, he became Vice-Chairman of CIR International and General Manager of Cerus, non-Italian affiliates of Benedetti Group.[2][3] In 1991, he founded his own consultancy firm, AM Conseil.[1] He has been the Chairman of Le Monde's supervisory board.[1][3][7] He sits on the Board of Directors of Criteria CaixaCorp since 2007.[3] He is also a Board member of Prisa, FNAC, Direct Energie, Ingenico, and Yves Saint Laurent.[3][6]

He has been an advisor to Edouard Balladur, François Pinault, Vincent Bolloré,[8] and ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy.[9] He came under fire for criticizing Pope Benedict XVI's position on the French Romani repatriation in 2010.[9]

He is a member of the Nicolas Berggruen Institute.[2] He is also a recipient of the Legion of Honour.[6][10]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ce monde qui vient
  • Epître à nos nouveaux maîtres (2003)
  • Les Prophètes du bonheur: historie personnelle de la pensée économique (2004)
  • Rapport sur la France de l’an 2000
  • Le Nouveau Moyen-âge
  • Les vengeances des Nations
  • La Machine égalitaire
  • Rapport sur l´informatisation de la société
  • Une sorte de Diable, les vies de John M. Keynes (2006)
  • Le Crépuscule des petits dieux (2006)
  • Une histoire de France (2008)
  • Dix jours qui ébranleront le monde (2009)
  • Une histoire politique des intellectuels (2010)
  • L'âme des nations (2012)

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