Amélie de Montchalin

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Amélie de Montchalin
Amelie de montchalin portrait.jpg
Secretary of State for European Affairs
Assumed office
27 March 2019
Preceded byNathalie Loiseau
Member of the National Assembly
for Essonne's 6th constituency
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded byFrançois Lamy
Personal details
Born
Amélie Bommier

(1985-06-19) 19 June 1985 (age 33)
Lyon, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyLa République En Marche!
Children3
EducationLycée Hoche
Lycée Sainte-Geneviève
Alma materHEC Paris
Sorbonne University
Harvard University
OccupationEconomist

Amélie de Montchalin (née Bommier, born 19 June 1985) is a French politician of La République En Marche! She is the Secretary of State for European Affairs, serving since 27 March 2019. She was elected as a member of the National Assembly in 2017, and represents the sixth constituency of the Essonne department.[1] From 2017 to 2018 she was the whip of La République En Marche! in the finance committee of the National Assembly.

Biography[edit]

De Montchalin was born in Lyon. She comes from a family of farmers from the Plateau de Saclay.[2] She entered HEC Paris in 2005, graduating with a master’s degree in management in 2009. During her studies she worked as an intern for Valérie Pécresse in the National Assembly.[3]

From 2009 to 2012 she worked as an economist in charge of Eurozone analysis for Exane BNP Paribas.[3] She then studied at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, graduating with a Master of Public Administration in 2014. From September 2014 she worked at the insurance firm AXA on issues related to global public policy, data protection and climate change.[4][5]

Before joining En Marche!, De Montchalin identified as on the political center-right. She has spoken of becoming disenchanted with Francois Fillon and of being inspired by Emmanuel Macron’s reformist and pro-European stance, and also by what she perceives as his willingness to prioritize skills over political experience.[3][6][7] In the 2017 legislative elections she was elected with 61.34% of the vote, defeating her opponent Françoise Couasse of the Union of Democrats and Independents.[8] Turnout was low at 41.25%.[9]

She is a member of the Finance Commission (French: Commission des Finances), the parliamentary committee that scrutinises public spending.[10][3]

On 27 March 2019 she was appointed as Secretary of State for European Affairs, succeeding Nathalie Loiseau.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections législatives 2017". Ministry of the Interior (in French). Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ LIMOGE, FRANÇOIS. "Législatives 2017 : trois députés issus de l'assurance à l'Assemblée nationale". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Rescan, Elvire Camus, Enora Ollivier, Thibaut Godet, Sylvia Zappi et Manon (13 June 2017). "Comment les futurs députés En marche ! se préparent à siéger pour la première fois". Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via Le Monde.
  4. ^ Frossard, A. L. (21 April 2015). "Nominée pour le Prix Jeune Pousse 2015 : Amélie de Montchalin". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ EIFR. "EIFR - Intervenant - de Montchalin Amélie". www.eifr.eu. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Législatives 2017 : qui est Amélie De Montchalin la nouvelle députée REM de l'Essonne ?". 19 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  7. ^ ""France is back." Macron's En Marche party just swept the French parliament". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Résultats dans la 6e circonscription de l'Essonne : 61% pour Amélie de Montchalin (LREM)". 18 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  9. ^ BFMTV. "Résultats de la 6eme-circonscription (essonne) : élections legislatives 2017". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  10. ^ Nationale, Assemblée. "Mme Amélie de Montchalin - Essonne (6e circonscription) - Assemblée nationale". www2.assemblee-nationale.fr. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Amélie de Montchalin succeeds Nathalie Loiseau as Europe Minister". Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. 31 March 2019.