Xavier Musca

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Xavier Musca
Chief of Staff of President of France
In office
27 February 2011 – 15 May 2012
President Nicolas Sarkozy
Preceded by Claude Guéant
Succeeded by Pierre-René Lemas
Personal details
Born (1960-02-23) 23 February 1960 (age 57)
Bastia, France
Nationality French
Alma mater Sciences-Po Paris, ÉNA
Occupation Civil servant

Xavier Musca (born 23 February 1960 in Bastia, Corsica) is a French economist, writer, and public administrator. As of February 27, 2011, he is the Secretary-General of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy's Office. The two years before he was the deputy.



  • 1988 - 1989 Adviser to the head of the Inspection Générale des Finances
  • 1989 - 1990 Special adviser, Bureau for Energy, Transportation and Mines, charged with the FDES (economic and social development fund) secretariat at the Treasury Directorate
  • 1990 - 1993 Head of the European Affairs Bureau at the Treasury Directorate
  • 1993 - 1995 Technical adviser for Financial Affairs and International Economic Issues in the Private Office of Prime Minister Edouard Balladur.
  • 1995 - 1996 Head of the Financial Market Bureau at the Treasury Directorate
  • 1996 - 2000 Deputy Director for Europe and Monetary and International Affairs at the European and International Affairs Division of the Treasury Directorate
  • 2000 Chargé de la sous-Direction du financement de l'économie et Head of the Division for the Financing of the Economy and Business Competitiveness, and subsequently Deputy Director
  • Member of the plenary group of the Euro Taskforce
  • 2001 - May 2002 Head of the Department for the Financing of the State and the Economy at the Treasury Directorate
  • May 2002 - June 2004 Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry
  • June 2004-November 2004 Director of the Treasury
  • November 2004 - February 2009 Director General of the Treasury and Economic Policy and as such President of the Paris Club, a group of finance officials from 19 of the world's richest countries.


  • Code monétaire et financier, Alice Pezard and Xavier Musca ; Ed. Litec (2005) ; ISBN 2-7110-0592-5
  • Rapport Moral sur l'Argent dans le Monde, Hubert Martini, Dominica Deprée, Joanne Klein-Cornede, and Xavier Musca; Association d'Economie Financière (2006) ; ISBN 2-911144-92-9