Emmanuel Macron

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Klaus Schwab, the chairman of WEF welcomes the french president Emmanuel Macron in 2018

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron (born 21 December 1977) is an elitist liberal French politician who has been serving as the president of France since 14 May 2017. He has worked as a senior civil servant at the Inspectorate General of Finances and later became an investment banker at Rothschild & Co.

Macron was appointed a deputy secretary general by President François Hollande shortly after his election in May 2012, making Macron one of Hollande's senior advisers. He was later appointed to the French cabinet as Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in August 2014 by prime minister Manuel Valls. He resigned from the cabinet in August 2016, launching a campaign for the 2017 French presidential election. Although Macron had been a member of the Socialist Party from 2006 to 2009, he ran in the election under the banner of La République En Marche!, a centrist and pro-EU political movement he founded in April 2016.

Macron was elected President of France on 7 May 2017 with 66.1% of the vote in the second round, defeating Marine Le Pen. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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