11 Facts About Audrey Azoulay


Audrey Azoulay's aunt, Eliane Azoulay, is a journalist for the French magazine "Telerama".


Audrey Azoulay gained a master's degree in management sciences from Paris Dauphine University in 1994 and a master's degree in business administration from Lancaster University.


Audrey Azoulay studied at Sciences Po and the Ecole nationale d'administration in 2000.


Audrey Azoulay recalled having participated in demonstrations against the Devaquet bill in 1986 and against the Juppe plan in 1995, and against the candidature of Jean-Marie Le Pen in the second round of the 2002 French presidential election.


In 2000, Audrey Azoulay was appointed civil administrator, assigned to the general secretariat of Prime Minister Lionel Jospin's government.


In 2003, Audrey Azoulay was in charge of the conference on media strategy, audiovisual and cinema financing at Sciences Po.


In 2006, Audrey Azoulay joined the National Center of Cinematography and the moving image, successively holding the positions of Deputy Director for Multimedia Affairs, Chief Financial and Legal Officer and Deputy Director-General.


Audrey Azoulay succeeded Fleur Pellerin as Minister of Culture on 11 February 2016.


In 2017, Audrey Azoulay was one of the nine candidates seeking to succeed Irina Bokova as Director-General of UNESCO.


In 2021, Audrey Azoulay was elected to a second four-year term.


Audrey Azoulay has a son and a daughter with her husband Francois-Xavier Labarraque, who studied at the Ecole nationale d'administration.