Speakers

François Fillon
Former Prime Minister of France (2007-2012)

Education: 1972, Bachelor of Philosophy; 1976, M.A. in Public Law, Université du Mans; 1977, DEA in Public Law, University of Paris V: René Descartes.
1976, Assistant Deputy, Sarthe Department; 1978, Deputy Chief of Staff, Ministry of Transport; 1980, Deputy Chief of Staff, Ministry of Defence; 1981-1992, Vice President of the General Council of Sarthe Department;1982, Chief of service of legislative and parliamentary work, Office of the Minister of Industry;1982, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2002, Deputy of the National Assembly; 1983-2001, Mayor of the Commune of Sablé-sur-Sarthe; 1986-1988, Chairman, Defence Commission, National Assembly; 1992-1998, Chairman, General Council, Sarthe Department; 1993-1995, Minister of Higher Education and Research;1995-1997, Minister of Information Technology and Mail, Delegate Minister of Post, Telecommunications and Space;1997-1999, Secretary of the party Association in support of Republic for the Affairs of trade unions; 1997-1999, Official Representative of the Executive Commission of the party Association in support of Republic; 1998-2002, President of the Regional Council of the Loire; 1999-2001, Counselor of political party Union in support of the Republic; 2002-2004, Vice-President of the regional Council of the Loire; 2002-2004, Minister of Social Affairs, Labour and Solidarity; 2004-2005, Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research; 2004, 2005, Senator from the Department of Sarthe; 2005-2007, Political Advisor to Nicolas Sarkozy; 2007, Head of election campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy; 2007-2012, Prime Minister of France.
Awards: Grand Cross of the Ordre national du Mérite ( 2007), Order of the Paulownia Flowers, Order of the Rising Sun, Grand Cordon (2013).