Damien Cazé - France
Damien Cazé was born on 21 July 1967.
A graduate of IEP Paris1 and a civil engineer from Les Ponts ParisTech2, Damien Cazé also graduated from the ESSEC business school3 and is a former student of ENA4.
In 1996, he joined the French Court of Auditors5.
In 2002, he was called in as technical advisor to the minister of agriculture, and then became the prime minister's technical advisor.
In 2005, he joined the Ministry of Agriculture as the director of marine fisheries and aquaculture.
From 2008 to 2010, he became the director of maritime affairs at the Ministry of Ecology.
In 2010, he was appointed CEO of Universcience.
In May 2017, he was appointed head of department in charge of ecology, transport, energy, housing and agriculture issues at the French prime minister's office. Damien Cazé has been Director General of Civil Aviation since 16 September 2020.
1 IEP - Institut d’études politiques (Institute of Political Studies).
2 École des Ponts ParisTech, originally called École nationale des ponts et chaussées (National School of Civil Engineering).
3 École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales (Higher School of Economic and Commercial Sciences).
4 École Nationale d'Administration (National School of Administration).
5 In French: Cour des comptes.