On Wednesday, 4 October 2023, the College of Europe in Natolin hosted a Special Lecture titled Empowering Resilience: Enhancing Ukraine's Economic Reconstruction and Relief Efforts, by Mr Pierre HEILBRONN. The event was moderated by Prof. Kataryna WOLCZUK, Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin.
About the Speaker
Pierre HEILBRONN, Inspecteur Général des Finances, is a graduate of SciencesPo and a former student of the École nationale d'administration (Copernicus class). Mr HEILBRONN also holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MA in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges.
He joined the General Secretariat for European Affairs (SGAE) in 2007. In this capacity, he coordinated the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2008. He also played a decisive role in providing technical assistance to Greece in response to its public debt crisis.
A committed European, he was first Deputy Head and then Head of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for External Relations and Trade in (2009-2010), rapporteur for the Commission for the Liberation of French Growth chaired by Jacques Attali (2010), Deputy Secretary General of the Secretariat General for European Affairs (2010-2014) and Advisor for European Affairs in the Prime Minister’s office (2010-2011), Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Minister for the Economy and Finance (2014-2016), and Vice-President in charge of policies and partnerships at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2016-2021).
He is since 2021 a visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science. On 6 March 2023, he was appointed France’s Special Envoy for Ukraine’s Relief and Reconstruction by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.