18th and 19th October 2017

Beijing, China

Senator Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Position: Senator Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Co-Chairman, ICC; Former Prime Minister of France

Born in 1948, Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN is graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). He has  been  a senior lecturer at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and today at ESCP Europe. He began his professionnal career in the industry and in  communication fields. As a political man , he occupied high functions: President of the Region Poitou Charentes, Member of the European Parliament and  Senator  since 1995. 

He is Chairman of the Senate’s foreign affairs, defence and armed forces commission since October 2014.

Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce and Craft from 1995 to 1997, he has been  Prime Minister from 2002 to 2005.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin is  particularly active on the international stage , specially  as President of the Republic’s personal representative for Francophony , as Chairman of France—China Committee, and  as special Envoy of the President of the Republic for the French-Algerian economic relations.

He is Chairman of the Fondation pour la Prospective et l’Innovation.