Portrait of France's Prime Minister, Jean Castex

Prime Minister

Jean Castex
Born on 25 June 1965 in Vic-Fezensac (Gers).


  • Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) (1986)
  • Master in Public Law (1987)
  • National School of Administration (ENA) ("Victor Hugo" class of 1991)


  • Secretary-General of Vaucluse Prefecture and Deputy-Prefect responsible for urban policy (1999-2001)
  • President of the Alsace Regional Chamber of Auditors (2001-2004)
  • Director of hospitalisation and organisation of care (2004-2006)

Elected positions and office

  • Chief of Staff to the Minister for Health and Solidarity (2006-2007)
  • Chief of Staff to the Minister for Labour, Social Relations and Solidarity (2007-2008)
  • Social Advisor to the President of the Republic (2010-2011)
  • Deputy Secretary-General to the Office of the President of the Republic (2011-2012)
  • Master Auditor at the Cour des comptes (supreme body for auditing the use of public funds in France) (2012-2017)
  • Interministerial Delegate for the Olympics and Paralympics (2017), and Interministerial Delegate for Major Sporting Events (2018) and President of the National Sports Agency (2019)
  • Interministerial Coordinator for the lockdown exit strategy (2020)