Brune Poirson

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Brune Poirson
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Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Prime MinisterÉdouard Philippe
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the National Assembly
for Vaucluse's 3rd constituency
In office
21 June 2017 – 21 July 2017
Preceded byMarion Maréchal-Le Pen
Succeeded byAdrien Morenas
Personal details
Born (1982-09-01) 1 September 1982 (age 36)
Washington, D.C., United States
NationalityFrench
Political partyLa République En Marche!
Alma materSciences Po Aix
London School of Economics
Harvard University

Brune Poirson (born 1 September 1982) is a French politician serving as Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition since 2017.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Washington, D.C., her mother was a paintings conservator and her father a computer consultant; she grew up in Apt in Vaucluse, where she did part of her schooling from nursery school, in the public schools of the small rural town.[1] Poirson studied at Sciences Po Aix in Aix-en-Provence, London School of Economics and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Her professional career begins in London, where she is a legislative assistant to a Labor MP [3] and researcher at Nesta for about two years.

It is in London that she meets Sam Pitroda, then minister of the government of Manmohan Singh in India. She joins his cabinet in New Delhi in 2009.[4] She then works for the French Development Agency where she coordinates projects for sustainable urban development and biodiversity conservation.

In 2012, she and her partner created the CITIX sustainable urban development working group, of which Hubert Védrine, Brice Lalonde and Sam Pitroda are stakeholders.[5]

She is then recruited by Veolia as director of sustainable development and social responsibility of one of its subsidiaries, Veolia Water India, in New Delhi. In this context, she works on drinking water distribution projects in the slums of large Indian megacities, particularly in Karnataka and Nagpur.[6] Brune Poirson then continues her career in the United States, in Boston, until 2016, where she works in a green technology incubator.

She is a member of the 2017 promotion of the "Young Leaders" program of the France China Foundation.[7]

Political career[edit]

Member of the National Assembly[edit]

Brune Poirson returned to France in 2016 to engage in Emmanuel Macron's movement, En Marche!.

She was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the Vaucluse's 3rd constituency, against the FN's candidate.[8]

Member of the Government[edit]

On June 21, 2017, she is appointed Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot, in the Second Philippe government, and leaves her seat as a member of the National Assembly to her substitute Adrien Morenas.[9]

Upon taking office, Nicolas Hulot announces that she will be in charge of the sea, biodiversity and oceans and delegates to her the European subjects. She attended the vast majority of the Councils of Energy and Environment Ministers, covering topics as diverse as the circular economy, the reform of the European electricity market, the governance of Energy union and climate, or the carbon emission trading.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annie Vergnenegre (22 June 2017). "Who is Brune Poirson, a 34-year-old Vauclusienne, a novice in politics, who enters the government?" (in French). France 3. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Brune Poirson (CV officiel)". French gouv. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ Isabelle Lassalle & Philippe Paupert (18 June 2017). "Legislative: who is Brune Poirson, new MEP LREM of the 3rd constituency of Vaucluse?" (in French). France Bleu. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ Quentin Girard (17 June 2018). "Legislative: Brune Poirson, the taste of hatching" (in French). Libération. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  5. ^ Erwan Bruckert (9 March 2018). "Legislative: Brune Poirson,ecology without ideology" (in French). Le Point. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  6. ^ Quentin Girard (17 June 2018). "Legislative: Brune Poirson, the taste of hatching" (in French). Libération. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. ^ "THE 2017 YOUNG LEADERS WITH FRENCH PRIME MINISTER EDOUARD PHILIPPE". France China Foundation. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  8. ^ "2017 legislative results: Brune Poirson (LREM) wins at Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the FN beaten on the wire" (in French). 20 Minutes. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Brune Poirson Appointed Secretary of State for Ecological Transition" (in French). Le Figaro. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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