Sciences Po Welcomes New President

Sciences Po Welcomes New President

Sciences Po has released the following press release regarding the appointment of Frédéric Mion as the school's new president:

Frédéric Mion attended Sciences Po, Princeton University, the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), and the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA), where he specialised in public law and the humanities.

He has held senior management positions in the public and private sectors.

From 2007-2013, he served as Vice President of Canal +, France’s largest media group, and before this, worked as a partner at Allen & Overy LLP, where he led the Public Law team. Prior to his work in the private sector, Mion held positions at the Ministry of Education and the Conseil d’État (France’s Supreme Court for administrative justice).

Frédéric Mion succeeds the late Richard Descoings. He takes the helm of an institution intent on remaining open to the world and its diversity, and at the centre of academic excellence and research in the social sciences.

Describing his perspective on internationalisation, Mion states: "In a global world, we believe in the fundamental importance of sharing knowledge. Excellence will be built on cooperation between the world’s universities. That's why I will continue to reinforce and develop Sciences Po's international dimension, reaffirming its position at the heart of the institution. I value all of the partnerships Sciences Po has developed throughout the world.”

Frédéric Mion was appointed President following an open competition organised by Sciences Po’s two main governing bodies composed of faculty, students, employees and trustees.

Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po