Ambassador Jean-Pierre Jouyet took up his duties as Permanent Representative of France to the OECD on 30 August 2019.
He has an advanced diploma in public law and a diploma from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris. He is also a graduate of the “Voltaire” year of the Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA).
After becoming a State inspector of finances in 1980, Mr. Jouyet was Bureau chief, then Principal in the tax legislation department of the French Ministry for Economy and Finance between 1984 and 1988. Then, from 1988 to 1991, he was Chief of staff to the Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Town and Country Planning. Between 1991 and 1995, he was Deputy Chief of staff and then Chief of staff to Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission.
From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Jouyet was Deputy Chief of staff to the French Prime Minister. From 2000 to 2004, he was Head of the French Treasury and then Ambassador for International Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After a position as Chairman of Barclays Bank, France from 2004 to 2005, Mr. Jouyet was Head of the Service de l’Inspection générale des finances at the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry from 2005 to 2007.
In 2007, Mr. Jouyet was appointed Deputy Minister responsible for European Affairs, and then in December 2008 he was appointed Chairman of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and, in 2012, Director-General of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), and Chairman of the Public Investment Bank from 2012 to 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he was Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic.
Mr. Jouyet is also Honorary chairman of the Aspen Institute and former chair of the Board of Directors of the Institut Pasteur as well as being Director of studies at l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris. He has been on the Board of the “Siècle” club since 2017. He has written and co-authored several publications.
Prior to taking up his duties as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the OECD, Mr. Jouyet was Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic from 2014 to 2017, and then Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom between 2017 and 2019.