Benoît is head of public affairs and international relations at GMF's Paris office. He is also in charge of the Young Transatlantic Network Paris Chapter.
Benoît started his career as a political advisor for the general secretary of the Week of Ambassadors, an annual meeting for France’s ambassadors, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He then joined the National School of Administration as project manager for the organization of the Euromed seminar in Brussels, a gathering diplomats from Mediterranean and European countries. He was then recruited by the First World War Centenary Partnership Program as deputy of the diplomatic counsellor to organize the commemorative ceremony for the centenary of the First World War armistice, on November 11, 2018. The ceremony took place in Paris, with more than a hundred heads of state and government and five thousand French and international high-level guests attending. For the implementation of the event, he worked with the cabinet of President Emmanuel Macron, and with the cabinets of the Ministry of the Armed Forces and of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. At the end of the mission, Benoit was offered a position as protocol officer at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He was in charge of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day commemoration, working with the U.S. embassy in Paris and with the White House for the visit of the president of the United States in Normandy on June 6, 2019. He participated to the G7 in Biarritz, where he was responsible for the coordination of different delegations from European, African, and South American countries.
Benoit holds three bachelor’s degrees: in literature, English, and communication. He is a graduate of CELSA, the Sorbonne school of communication, in political and public communication. He holds a master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris in political sciences with a specialization in international relations. Benoit teaches para-diplomacy and the notion of sovereignty at Sciences Po Grenoble.