Principal function: Head of the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE).
Professional address: Ministère de l’économie, de l’industrie et du numérique, Direction Générale des Entreprises, 67 rue Barbès – BP 80001 – 94201 Ivry-sur-Seine cedex.
Appointed by the French State as its permanent representative by Ministerial Order dated 25 July 2016.
Other current directorships and positions:
Director appointed by the French State, Renault (*)
Government Representative on the Board, La Poste (*)
Member of the Board of Directors (non-voting director), AREVA SA (*)
Director representing the French State: Bpifrance Participations, Bpifrance Investissement
Member of the Atomic Energy Commission
Director representing the French State: Mines Paris Tech; French Research Agency
Pascal Faure is ingénieur général des Mines, and is a graduate of the École Polytechnique (class of 1983) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris (class of 1988).
Pascal Faure began his career in the United States, working in the R&D divisions of both Bell Laboratories and Apple Computer. Upon his return to France, he joined the National Centre for Telecommunications Research (France Télécom/CNET), where he worked as a project manager in the area of secure communications and cryptography. From 1992 to 1995, he worked at the Ministry for the Budget on appropriations for government IT policy. He was then appointed technical adviser to the office of the Minister for Tourism, with responsibility for budgetary and tax issues, employment and regional development, before becoming a technical adviser at the office of the Minister for Regional Development, Urban Affairs and Integration. From 1997 to 2001, Pascal Faure served as director of development, director of financial affairs and deputy general administrator of the Institut Télécom. He was then appointed deputy technical director at the Ministry of Defence. Concurrently, he served as chairman of the Association of Telecommunications Engineers between 2001 and 2006. Between 2007 and 2012, Pascal Faure served successively as vice-chairman of the General Council for Information Technologies (CGTI), vice-chairman of the General Council for Industry, Energy and Technologies (CGIET) and vice-chairman of General Council for the Economy, Industry, Energy and Technologies (CGEIET). On 5 December 2012, Pascal Faure was appointed head of the Directorate General for Competitiveness, Industry and Services (DGCIS). On 17 September 2014, as the Directorate General for Competitiveness, Industry and Services was renamed the Directorate general for Enterprise (DGE), he became Head of the Directorate general for Enterprise (DGE).
Pascal Faure is Officer of the Legion of Honour, Officer of the National Order of Merit and recipient of the Ordre des palmes académiques.
(*) Listed company.