On November 20, 2021, following the joint publication of the President of the Republic’s decree confirming Mathias Vicherat’s appointment as director of the IEP and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation’s order confirming his appointment as administrator of the National Foundation of Political Science, Mathias Vicherat took office on Monday, November 22, 2021
Mathias Vicherat, age 43, received two Master’s degrees from Sciences Po (Political Science and Public Management) and is an alumnus of the École nationale d’administration (Senghor’s class). After beginning his career as Chief of Staff for the Picardie Region’s Prefect from 2004 to 2006, then as Deputy Prefect in Bobigny from 2006 to 2008, he served as Head of the National Police’s Territorial Division from 2008 to 2010. In 2010, he joined the Paris Mayor’s Office as Deputy Manager and became Chief of Staff two years later. In this position, he was responsible for the city’s foreign policy, crisis management, and the management of the entirety of the community’s public policy, including university policy, throughout both Bertrand Delanoë and Anne Hidalgo’s terms and until the end of 2016. In 2016, Mathias Vicherat joined the SNCF as Chief Executive Officer in charge of business planning and communication, before becoming Danone’s General Secretary from 2019 to 2021.