Born April 15, 1969 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Bruno Le Maire is a French politician and diplomat. He currently serves as Minister of the Economy and Finance in the government of Edouard Philippe under the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.
An École Normale Supérieure alumnus, with a concentration in modern literature, Le Maire is also graduate of Sciences Po Paris and a former student of the prestigious École nationale d’administration. He began his career at the French Foreign Ministry in 2002, moving on to the Interior Ministry in 2004. The following year he began working for Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, rising to chief of staff from 2006 to 2007. In June 2007, Le Maire was elected a member of the National Assembly, representing Eure’s 1st constituency. In December 2008, he was appointed Secretary of State in charge of European Affairs in the government of François Fillon, and in June 2009 he became Minister of Agriculture and Fishing — a position he held until May 2012. He was reelected as deputy of Eure in 2012. He resigned from the Foreign Affairs service in October 2012. Le Maire was a candidate for the presidency of Les Républicains (formerly UMP) in November 2014 and then a challenger in the November 2016 center-right primary. He was again reelected as deputy of Eure in 2017.