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Michel PINAULT

Appointed on 19 February 2016 by the President of the Senate

Took the oath of office on 08 March 2016 before the President of the Republic

Born 9 May 1947, in Paris (16th arrondissement)

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in law
  • Graduate of the École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)
  • Former student of the École nationale d'administration (Guernica class)

Career

  • 1976 / 2015 : Auditor (1976-1980) and Master of Requests (1980-1992) of the Conseil d'État, then State Councillor (1992-2015)
  • 1980 / 1983 : Special advisor to the secretary general of the commission for stock exchange transactions
  • 1981 / 1983 : Government Commissioner on the Conseil d'État
  • 1983 / 1987 : Legal Advisor to the French Ambassador / Permanent Representative to the European Community
  • 1987 / 1991 : Secretary General of the Conseil d'État
  • 1991 / 1992 : Policy Officer at the UAP group's head office
  • 1992 / 1993 : Director of Legal, Financial and International Affairs at AXA-UAP group's head office
  • 1993 / 1996 : Overall manager of UAP group's legal and tax departments
  • 1996: Member of UAP France's executive board
  • 1996 / 1998 : Member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee, and General Manager of the AXA-UAP group
  • 1998 / 2004 : CEO of AXA Asia Pacific, and member of the Executive Committee
  • 2005 / 2007 : Member of the commission for fiscal offences
  • 2005 / 2008 : Member of the French high council for administrative courts and administrative courts of appeal (Conseil supérieur des tribunaux administratifs et des cours administratives d'appel)
  • 2005 / 2009 : Member of the French court of budgetary and financial discipline (Cour de discipline budgétaire et financière)
  • 2006 / 2008 : President of the 9th subsection of the Conseil d'État's litigation division
  • 2006 / 2014 : Substitute member then President (2010) of the French high committee for the assessment of military matters (Haut Comité d'évaluation de la condition militaire, HCECM)
  • 2006 / 2010 : Member of the French council for statutory contributions (Conseil des prélèvements obligatoires)
  • 2008 / 2012 : President of the Conseil d'État's administration section
  • 2008 / 2014 : President of the French research centre for the study and observation of living conditions (Centre de recherche pour l'étude et l'observation des conditions de vie, CREDOC)
  • 2010 / 2014 : President of the steering committee for administrative information and publications (Conseil d'orientation de l'édition publique et de l'information administrative, COEPIA)
  • 2011 / 2014 : Member of the penalty committee of the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des marchés financiers, AMF)
  • 2014 / 2016 : President (2014) of AMF's penalty committee
  • March 2016 : Member of the Constitutional Council appointed by the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher

Honours

  • Officer of the Legion of Honour (2013)
  • Officer of the National Order of Merit (2010)