Pierre Heilbronn, Inspecteur General des Finances, is a graduate of SciencesPo and a former student of the École nationale d’administration. After graduating from the ENA in 2002, Pierre Heilbronn joined the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF). After nearly four years conducting inspections across the country from 2002 to 2005 and a spell at the Directorate of Tax Legislation (DLF) as head of the office in charge of European and International Taxation between 2005 and 2006, he joined the General Secretariat for European Affairs (SGAE) in 2007. In this capacity, he coordinated the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2008 and gave impetus to a number of issues, including the stabilisation of the euro zone, the enlargement of the European Union and major multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations.
He also played a decisive role in providing technical assistance to Greece in response to its public debt crisis. This European perspective and his strong interest in economic and financial issues led him to the European Commission from 2009 to 2010, where he was first Deputy Head and then Head of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for External Relations and Trade in 2010. He was rapporteur for the Commission for the Liberation of French Growth chaired by Jacques Attali (2010), Deputy Secretary General of the Secretariat General for European Affairs (2010-2014), Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Minister for the Economy and Finance (2014-2016), and Vice-President in charge of policies and partnerships at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2016-2021).
On 6 March 2023, he was appointed “France’s Special Envoy for Ukraine’s Relief and Reconstruction” by president Macron. Mr Heilbronn holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MA in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges. He also studied at the University of Yale and at the University of Georgetown (Walsch School of Foreign Service). He is since 2021 a visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science.