Pascal Lorot – President
Pascal Lorot chair the Institut Choiseul since 2010. Fomerly he was a member of the College of the French energy regulation Commission (CRE), where he was appointed in 2003 by Jacques Chirac, then President of the French Republic. Pascal Lorot was also Director of Economic Studies at TOTAL (1995-2003), advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance (Edmond Alphandéry, 1993-1995), advisor to the President (Jacques Attali) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD – London) (1990-1993), researcher at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and BNP Director in Moscow (Russia).
In parallel to the presidency of the Institut Choiseul, Pascal Lorot held the position of General Commissioner of France for the Astana International Exhibition (Kazakhstan, summer 2017), appointed by the President of the Republic. Recently, he was appointed Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the economic diplomacy in Central Asia.
Pascal Lorot has a PhD in economics (Sciences Po, Paris) and a PhD in political science (Paris II University). He was made a knight of the French Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour), of the French Ordre national du Mérite (National Order of Merit) and of the French Ordre national des Arts et des Lettres (National Order of Arts and Letters).
The operational team
The operational team is in charge of the execution of the general corporate policy of the Institut Choiseul in close collaboration with the board of directors. She is also managing the research activities of the Institut Choiseul.