H.E. Luc Châtel

Minister of National Education, Youth and Community Life of Plan International Inc. (Thailand)


Luc Chatel was born in Bethesda (USA) in 1964. His father was an admiral and his mother a dance teacher. He is the French Minister of National Education, Youth and Community Life.

He graduated from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in marketing and management and worked for 12 years for an international industrial group, mainly as Director of Human Resources.

He has been the local elected representative of Haute-Marne, the French département from which his family originates, since 1993, and was elected Deputy of this département in 2002. He was re-elected in 2007 and appointed Secretary of State for Consumption and Tourism in June 2007, then Secretary of State for Industry and Consumption from March 2008 to June 2009, while also serving as a government spokesman.

Luc Chatel was Minister of National Education and government spokesman from June 2009 to November 2010, when he became Minister of National Education, Youth and Community Life. In this post, he develops and implements French government policy in favor of universal access to knowledge and the development of pre-elementary, elementary and secondary education, and in favor of youth and community development. He has also been Mayor of Chaumont (Haute-Marne) since March 2008.