Former Prime Minister of the Republic of France (2005-2007).
Previous positions: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the Department for African Affairs. Then he has held international positions at the embassies in Washington and New Delhi (1980–1993); Chief of Staff to the Foreign Minister Alain Juppe (1993–1995); Chief of Staff (Head of the Presidential Administration) to the President of the Republic (1995–2002); Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002–2004); Minister of the Interior, Internal Security and Local Rights (2004–2005).
Selected publications: books – Les Cent-Jours ou l’esprit de sacrifice (2001); Le cri de la gargouille (2002).
Awards: Grand Cross with Star of the Order of Merit (2000).