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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.
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 (1924-1929), Nobel Peace Prize winner (1925)
French presidents: François Hollande (2012-), Jacques Chirac (1995-2007), François Mitterrand (1981-1995), Georges Pompidou (1969-1974)
French prime ministers: Edouard Balladur (1993-1995), Alain Juppé (1995-1997), Lionel Jospin (1997-2002), Michel Debré (1959-1962), etc.
Heads of international organisations
Simone Veil, President of the European Parliament (1979-1982), Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992-1996), Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (2005-2013), etc.
Business and finance
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, etc.
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, etc.