Brussels Forum Session: The Odesa Debate Part II: The World’s Largest Construction Project: Laying the Foundation at the London Conference
Pierre Heilbronn is inspecteur general des finances. On 6 March 2023, President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron appointed him France’s Special Envoy for Ukraine’s Relief and Reconstruction.
Heilbronn 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 (2009–10), 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 (2010–14), and advisor for European affairs in the Prime Minister’s office (2010–11), deputy director of the Cabinet of the Minister for the Economy and Finance (2014–16), and vice-president in charge of policies and partnerships at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2016–21). Since 2021, he has been a visiting professor in practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Heilbronn is a graduate of SciencesPo and a former student of the École nationale d'administration (Copernicus class). He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an master’s degree in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges.