Pierre-René Lemas, director of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations




Pierre-René Lemas is the director general of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations since 2014. Born in 1951 in Algiers, his path is that of a ” servant of the State “, which was soon alternated positions in the prefectural region and the missions of trust within and among firms and socialist ministers.
Pierre-René Lemas is the director general of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations since 2014. Born in 1951 in Algiers, his path is that of a ” servant of the State “, which was soon alternated positions in the prefectural region and the missions of trust within and among firms and socialist ministers.

 

A former student of the ENA, there was the same promotion that François Hollande and Jean-Pierre Jouyet. So well that general secretary of the Elysée in 2012, he ceded his place in 2014 to Jean-Pierre Jouyet, whom he replaces at the head of the Caisse des dépôts… According to the strategic plan Elan 2020, which was assigned in 2007, the organization has the charge to manage the funds of the State in the area of housing, support businesses, and SMES (who do not find private sector partners), but also investments related to the universities and to the energy transition. Caisse des dépôts is also present in competitive sectors (insurance), and ensures the follow-up of the minority interest of the State in large groups such as PSA, Accor and Michelin.

 

In the aftermath of the legislative elections of June 2017, Pierre-René Lemas, who is aware of occupying a position deemed to be politically sensitive, was waiting to be confirmed in his functions. “I wish to remain until the end of my mandate, in the spring of 2019, to go to the end of the reforms that I have committed. Of course, I will do what will decide the new president-elect. If it is his choice, I will, with regret, my retirement prefect in August 2017 noted-it is march 2017 in The Echoes.

 

Professional career

– 2014 : director general of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations.
– 2012 : secretary-general of the Presidency of the Republic.
– 2011 : director of the cabinet of the president of the Senate.
– 2008 : director-general of the public office Paris Habitat.
– 2007 : appointed prefect out of frame, director of the Official Journals.
– 2006 : prefect of the Lorraine region.
– 2003: prefect of Corsica.
– 2000 : director-general of administration at the ministry of the Interior.
– 1998 : director general of urban planning, housing and construction department of the ministry of Equipment.
– 1995 : director of the housing and construction the ministry of Housing.
– 1994 : assistant director in Delegated to the development of the territory.
– 1992 : the prefect of the Aisne.
– 1989 : director-general of local authorities ministry of the Interior.
– 1988 : director of the office of the secretary of State in charge of local Communities.
– 1986 : deputy director at the ministry of the Dom-Tom.
– 1984 : technical advisor to the minister of the Interior.
– 1983 : member of the cabinet of the minister of the Interior.
– 1981 : the Sub-prefect in the Dordogne and then in the Val-de-Marne.

 

The major projects of his career

At the head of the Caisse des dépôts, Pierre-René Lemas has tried in any way to come back closer to the primary missions of the institution. In 2016, as well, many of the assets have been sold. “My rule is clear : everything that is not justified by the general interest has no vocation to remain in the group” he explains in march 2017 in The Echoes. However, if the Fund has sold $ 1.3 billion of assets, it has invested $ 2 billion in the same time, to strengthen its presence in Transdev or at the airport of Lyon. Pierre-René Lemas has also sought to make more coherent the relations between the Caisse des dépôts and local communities, to assist them in their investments such as in the restructuring of their debts.

 

Accustomed long to evolve in a sensitive area (for example, he was prefect of Corsica) as well as to frame the action of the State in areas such as housing and territorial development, Pierre-René Lemas warned again in march 2017 : “allocations to communities that are at the origin of 70 % of public investment will continue to decline. The question of their financing is set to become more scorching and it is the job of the CDC to accompany them “. A way to fix, in advance, if needed, the framework of action potential of its successor…

 

Studies and awards

– 2015 : Knight in the national Order of the Legion of Honor.
– 1980 : Promotion Voltaire of the National School of Administration (1978-1980).
– A graduate of the Institute of political studies of Paris.




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