Fabienne Keller

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Fabienne Keller
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Member of the European Parliament
for France
Assumed office
2 July 2019
In office
17 June 2002 – 2 July 2002
Succeeded byNicole Fontaine
Member of the French Senate for Bas-Rhin
In office
21 February 2005 – 23 June 2019
In office
1 October 2004 – 26 November 2004
Mayor of Strasbourg
In office
19 March 2001 – 22 March 2008
Preceded byCatherine Trautmann
Succeeded byRoland Ries
Member of the Bas-Rhin's Departmental council
for Canton of Strasbourg-8
In office
29 March 1992 – 18 March 2001
Personal details
Born (1959-10-20) 20 October 1959 (age 60)
Sélestat, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyAgir
EducationLycée Kléber
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique

Fabienne Keller (born 20 October 1959 in Sélestat, Bas-Rhin) is a French politician who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. She previously was the mayor (UDF[1]) of Strasbourg, France, from March 2001 to March 2008.[2][3]

Education[edit]

Keller studied at the École Polytechnique (X 1979) and the National School of Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry. She also graduated with a Masters in Economics from Berkeley.[4] She undertook her military service in the intelligence service of the Mediterranean navy and remains a reserve Lieutenant Commander.

Career[edit]

Keller began her career at the Ministry of Agriculture between 1985 and 1988 and was responsible for the management of the French cereal market, moving on to the Ministry of Finance (Treasury Department), where she was responsible for funding agriculture and fisheries.

In 1989, Keller was appointed CEO to the CIAL bank (Crédit Industriel d'Alsace Lorraine), and then, in 1996, General Manager of Crédit Commercial de France (CCF), which she left in 2001, the year of her election as mayor of Strasbourg.

In addition to her work in local politics, Keller served on the Senate from 2005 until 2019. In this capacity, she wrote a 2018 report about congestion pricing in London and Stockholm, which formed the basis for legislation making it easier for cities to introduce congestion pricing in a bid to reduce traffic jams and air pollution.[5]

Since becoming a Member of the European Parliament, Keller has been serving on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. In addition to her committee assignments, she is part of the Parliament’s delegations for relations with the Mashreq countries and to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Other activities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffmann-Martinot, Vincent; Hellmut Wollmann (2006). State and local government reforms in France and Germany: divergence and convergence. VS Verlag. p. 240. ISBN 978-3-531-14596-9. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. ^ Ohana, Yael (2005). "How big is your world?": the Europe, Youth and Globalisation event : an anthology, Volume 2004. Council of Europe. p. 37. ISBN 978-92-871-5727-0.
  3. ^ Vetter, Angelika (2003). Reforming local government in Europe: closing the gap between democracy and efficiency. VS Verlag. p. 171. ISBN 978-3-8100-3958-3.
  4. ^ Kristol, William (2005). The weekly standard: a reader: 1995-2005. HarperCollins. p. 290. ISBN 978-0-06-085274-0.
  5. ^ Geert De Clercq (October 18, 2018), France to allow congestion pricing in bid to reduce traffic jams Reuters.
  6. ^ Board of Directors French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA).
  7. ^ Board of Directors Robert Schuman Foundation.