Emmanuel Macron is a French politician serving as President of France since May 14, 2017.
Macron was appointed Deputy Secretary General in François Hollande’s first government in May 2012, having been a member of the Socialist Party from 2006 to 2009. He was appointed Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in 2014 under the Second Valls government, where he pushed through business-friendly reforms. He resigned in August 2016 to launch a bid in the 2017 presidential election. In November 2016, Macron declared that he would run in the election under the banner of En Marche!, a centrist political movement he founded in April 2016, and won the election on 7 May 2017
As a senior official and Inspecteur des Finances from 2004 until 2008, he was a project leader in charge of the Commission for French growth (called the Attali commission). In 2008, he joined the private sector as an investment banker (Partner) at Rothschild.
Holder of a post-graduate diploma (DEA) of philosophy, he worked from 1999 until 2001 for the philosopher Paul Ricoeur. Awarded a diploma by the Institute of Poltical Science of Paris (2001), he was a student in the ENA (National Administration School) from 2002 to 2004.