May 25, 2017 – Since April 18, 2017, the French mint, La Monnaie de Paris, has a new director, Aurélien Rousseau. His predecessor, Christophe Beaux, had stepped down from his position at the end of March. For him, Rousseau has acted as provisional director.
Aurélien Rousseau has been the new director of La Monnaie de Paris since April 18, 2017. Photo: Arnaud Robin.
Aurélien Rousseau was born in Alès in 1976 and completed the elite university ENA with a doctorate. He then taught History at the Jean Renoir de Bondy high school (Seine Saint-Denis). Aside from this, he held various functions in administration and politics from early on. From 2001 to 2006, he worked in the city administration of the French capital. In 2009, he joined the Conseil d’État, France’s supreme administrative court and, at the same time, a consultative body of the government. He also taught at Sciences Po and Université Paris 1.
In 2012, he became a member of the cabinet of the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë. Rousseau organized the collaboration with the mayors of the various arrondissements, supervised the staff department and was involved in school reforms. As Secrétaire général adjoint de la Ville de Paris, he supervised the completion of a large-scale project in 2014: Paris grouped together with 130 communes, to form the administrative structure ‘Métropole du Grand Paris’.
In October 2015, Rousseau joined Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ cabinet which he advised on social matters, among others. Apart from labor law issues, he coordinated cooperation between various sectors including health, culture, education, integration, and agriculture. He was confirmed in these functions also by Valls’ successor, Bernard Cazeneuve, in December 2016.
Active also as a writer, Aurélien Rousseau has written two plays and a novel.
Aurélien Rousseau is Chevalier des Palmes académiques; he was awarded the Mérite agricole and is Officier des Arts et des Lettres.