The Man Who …

… in a way …  holds the future of French cuisine in the palm of his hand, French Agricultural Secretary Bruno Le Maire:

Given this short biography, it’s not clear where farming enters into his background:

Bruno Le Maire became Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in June 2009. Prior to this appointment he was the Secretary of State in charge of European Affairs.

Mr Le Maire studied at the École Normale Supérieure and at Sciences Po, France’s academic institution for political science, before graduating from the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

He began working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a career diplomat and in 2002 he joined the cabinet of Minister as advisor to Dominique de Villepin. He moved to the Ministry of the Interior in March 2004 and then became Political Advisor to the Prime Minister in 2005.

Mr Le Maire was a member of the National Assembly of France from 2007 to 2008, where he represented the Eure department. Since March 2008 he has been a councillor for the city of Evreux in Eure.