Alumni

The Sciences Po alumni community is made up of over 65,000 former students working in sectors as varied as auditing, diplomacy, the media, the non-profit sector, sustainable development, finance, public service and culture, many in high-level positions. Sciences Po alumni can be found the world over.

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Notable Sciences Po alumni

Heads of state and government

  • Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)
  • Sir Austen Chamberlain, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, UK (1924-1929), Nobel Peace Prize winner (1925)
  • Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (1968–1979, 1980–1984)
  • Rainier III- Prince of Monaco (1923–2005)
  • Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1959–1974, 1979–1984)
  • Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister to Finland (1991-1995)

French presidents

  • Emmanuel Macron (2017-Present)
  • François Hollande (2012-2017)
  • Jacques Chirac (1995-2007)
  • François Mitterrand (1981-1995)
  • Georges Pompidou (1969-1974)

French prime ministers

  • Edouard Philippe (2017-Present)
  • Alain Juppé (1995-1997)
  • Lionel Jospin (1997-2002)
  • Edouard Balladur (1993-1995)
  • Michel Debré (1959-1962)

Heads of international organisations

  • Jean-Pierre Lacroix, current Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (2005-2013)
  • Nicole Fontaine, President of the European Parliament (1999–2001)
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992-1996)
  • Simone Veill, President of the European Parliament (1979-1982)

Business and finance

  • Hubert Joly, chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co since 2012
  • Michel Camdessus, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (1987-2000)
  • Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank (2003-2011)
  • Michel David-Weill, chairman and CEO of Lazard (1977-2001)
  • David de Rothschild, President and CEO of Rothschild Continuation Holdings
  • Clara Gaymard, President of General Electric France and vice president of General Electric International
  • Bertrand Puech, President of the Hermes Group
  • Bertrand Badré, former Managing Director of the World Bank
  • Philippe le Houerou, President of the IFC-World Bank Group

Academia, journalism, literature and the arts

  • Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard University professor
  • Jean-Marie Colombani, editor of Le Monde (1994-2007)
  • Marcel Proust, writer
  • Christian Dior, fashion designer