Bruno Le Maire
|Bruno Le Maire|
|Member of the French National Assembly for Eure|
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|
|Alma mater||École Normale Supérieure
Sciences Po, ÉNA
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 objectif 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 aroung 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 sponsorships (he claim 7 200 sponsorships, but needed 7 ReRepublicains .
In November 2014, he obtained 29.8% of votes against Nicolas Sarkozy in the election for the presidency of Les Republicains (formerly UMP).
He is married to Pauline Doussau de Bazignan. They have four children.
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
|Minister of Agriculture
Stéphane Le Foll