Communiqué de presse

Jean-Claude Mallet is appointed president of ARCEP

Paris, 5 January 2009

Former Councillor of State Jean-Claude Mallet began work this morning following a decree of the President of the Republic dated 31 December 2008 appointing him President of Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP).

Jean-Claude Mallet replaces Paul Champsaur, whose six-year term has ended.

Mr. Mallet and the members of the board Edouard Bridoux, Daniel-Georges Courtois, Nicolas Curien, Denis Rapone, Patrick Raude and Joëlle Toledano, along with the Director General and all ARCEP personnel offer Paul Champsaur and Gabrielle Gauthey their warmest thanks and sincere gratitude for the key role they have played in implementing ARCEP’s missions over the past six years.

BIOGRAPHYBorn in 1955, Councillor of State Jean-Claude Mallet is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, agrégé in letters, and a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.He began his career in 1985 as an auditor to the Council of State while also serving as lecturer at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and as a consultant for strategic issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ analysis and forecasting centre (1985-1986). He served as policy officer to the Ministry’s Legal Affairs Director until 1989, when he was appointed Officer for the coordination for the free movement of persons in Europe, then delegate for International Relations at the Ministry of the Interior.In early 1991, Jean-Claude Mallet joined the Ministry of Defence, first as technical advisor for international and strategic affairs, then as director of strategic affairs (1992-1998). In 1998, he was named Secretary-General for National Defence, a position he held until 2004.   In July 2007, the President of the Republic appointed Jean-Claude Mallet president of the White Paper Commission on Defence and National Security, a post which was extended until October 2008.Jean-Claude Mallet is a Knight Officer of the Legion of Honour and a Knight of the National Order of Merit.© REA