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Business-minded MP gets higher education and research job

Thierry Mandon, the French government’s anti-bureaucracy tsar and a former head of the Genopole biotechnology hub, has been appointed secretary of state for higher education and research, replacing Geneviève Fioraso, who resigned for health reasons in March.

Mandon’s appointment, announced by presidential communiqué on 17 June, is effective immediately. Clotilde Valter, a socialist MP for the Calvados region, will replace Mandon as secretary of state for state reform and simplification, a position that Mandon had held since its creation in June 2014.

Although he was not prominent among the names initially touted for the higher education and research role, Mandon emerged as the frontrunner in the French press in recent weeks.

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