Today, the European Commission appointed Isabelle Jégouzo as the new Head of the European Commission Representation in Paris. She will take up office on 16 March 2016 bringing over twenty years of experience in the field of justice and European affairs to the post.
Ms Jégouzo is currently Deputy General secretaryof the General Secretariat for European Affairs (SGAE) which she joined in October 2012. Specifically she is in charge of Justice and Internal affairs. SGAE reports directly to the French Prime Minister.
Ms Jégouzo was awarded a Master in European Law (1985) from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She was admitted at the French National School for the Judiciary (Ecole nationale de la magistrature) (1987) after studying at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) (1986).
Ms Jégouzo started her legal carrier as a public prosecutor at the Court of Rouen (1989-1991), continued in the Ministry of Employment and the Ministry of Justice in France (from 1991 to 1994). Then she was responsible for International relations at the French National School for the Judiciary (Ecole nationale de la magistrature) in 1994-2000.
Ms Jégouzoserved as counsellor in the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels (from 2002 to 2003).
She also worked in the Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security at the European Commission in Brussels(2000-2002 and 2004-2010) and she was appointed to the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as Head of the secretariat of the Supervisory Committee (2010), then Head of Unit responsible for training (2011), Head of Unit responsible for mutual assistance and intelligence and Head of Unit responsible for Fraud Prevention (2011-2012).
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