Stéphane Israël

Stéphane is currently the chief of staff of the Minister for Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg

Stéphane was born on January 3, 1971, in Paris. He attended the EcoleNormale Superieure (Ulm), where he passed the agrégation in History, and then graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. After completing his studies at ENA, he joined the French Court of Auditors (Cour des Comptes), where he audited Defense and Space sectors.

In March 2007, he joined EADS as a vice president, adviser to Louis Gallois, CEO, and worked on the corporate strategic plan named Vision 2020. In 2008, Stéphane’s next step in his career was to join the Astrium Space Transportation Defense Business Division to take on the lead of deterrence programs controlling and program management office. As part of his role, he participated in the final phase of M51 Missile development, a new generation of ballistic missiles for French deterrence oceanic area, as well as the early phase of its production and operational monitoring.

Stéphane then joined Astrium Services as managing director of a business line dedicated to the European institutions and the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program, a space program based on earth observation and co-funded by the European Commission and the European Space Agency.

Stéphane also served as adviser of the National Assembly President in 2007-2008 and of the Minister of Economy, Finances, and Industry in 2001-2002.

Associate professor in ENS Ulm and in the University of Paris I (2005-2007), he created and managed a preparatory class to the high-ranking civil servant examination. He is the author of Les Normaliens pendant la seconde guerre mondiale and of a publication for a Nouvelle Politique Industrielle as part of the Terra Nova Foundation (Feb 2010). He is married and has three children.