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Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN

Honoris Causa Affiliate Professor


As a French politician, he held such prominent functions as President of the Region Poitou-Charentes, Member of the European Parliament, Senator of Vienne, France (since 1995) and Vice-President of the French Senate.

French Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce and Craft from 1995 to 1997, he was Prime Minister under the presidency of Jacques Chirac from 2002 to 2005.

Jean-Pierre Raffarin is currently Senator of Vienne; Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs , Defence and Armed Forces ; Chairman of the Parliamentary Delegation for Intelligence; and member of the group ‘Union pour un Mouvement Populaire’ .

Jean-Pierre Raffarin graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP).