Fleur Pellerin is a French politician, currently magistrate at the French Court of Auditors.
Educated at EESEC, Sciences-Po Paris and ENA, she then became magistrate and adviser at the Court of Auditors. She then worked for the UN as an external auditor. From 2007, she joined the “Club XXIe Siècle”, an association dedicated to diversity and equal opportunities, where she was president from 2010 to 2012.
Her political career began when she joined Lionel Jospin’s campaign team in 2002. Committed to the left, she then became responsible for the Society and Digital Economy poll during François Hollande’s 2012 presidential campaign.
She joined the government in 2012 as Minister for SMEs, Innovation and Digital Economy. Here she launched the initiative “French Tech”, a labelling programme to ensure the development of French startups whose objectives are improving the economic growth and the international influence of French digital startups.
In April 2014, she was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Tourism Development and French abroad in the first government of Manuel Valls. She was subsequently Minister of Culture and Communication from August 2014 to February 2016.