Pascal Lorot

Pascal Lorot has been presiding over the Choiseul Institute since 2010. Previously, he served on the College of the Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE), to which he was appointed in 2003 by Mr. Jacques Chirac, then President of the Republic. Pascal Lorot also served as the Director of Economic Studies at TOTAL (1995-2003), Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance (Edmond Alphandéry, 1993-1995), Advisor to the President (Jacques Attali) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD – London) (1990-1993), Researcher at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), and Director of BNP in Moscow, Russia.

Concurrently with his role at the Choiseul Institute, Pascal Lorot was the Commissioner General of France for the International Exhibition in Astana (Kazakhstan, summer 2017), appointed by the President of the Republic. More recently, in April 2019, he was appointed Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for economic diplomacy in Central Asia.

Pascal Lorot holds a PhD in Economics (Sciences Po, Paris) and a PhD in Political Science (University of Paris II). He has been made a Knight of the Legion of Honor, the National Order of Merit, and the Order of Arts and Letters.