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First President

COUR DES COMPTES

Didier Migaud is the First President of the Cour des comptes since 11th of March 2010. Appointed by the President of the Republic, he succeeds Mr. Philippe Seguin. Graduated and teacher in political sciences, local politician from 1986 to 2010, national representative from 1988 to 2010, Didier Migaud was appointed Rapporteur-General of Budget and president of the National Assembly Finance Committee.

The duties of the First President
Didier Migaud’s Biography

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  Didier Migaud was born in June 6, 1952

 

 

The duties of the First President

The First President determines the general organization of the Cour des comptes’ work, following an opinion from the General Prosecutor. He allocates the work of the Cour des comptes to the seven different Chambers and decides the annual programme of work for the Cour, following proposals by the head of Chambers.
The First President leads the departments and manages the magistrates and staff assigned to the Cour.

Titles of office :

  • President  of the Budgetary and Financial Disciplinary Court (CDBF) ;
  • President of the High Council of the public finances (HCFP) ;
  • President of the Council of Mandatory Deductions (CPO) ;
  • President of the High Council of the Cour des comptes ;
  • President of the Inquiry Committee on the Cost and Efficiency of Public Services ;
  • President of the High Council of the Regional and Territorial Chambers of Accounts (RTCAs) ;
  • External Auditor of UNESCO ;
  • External Auditor of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ;
  • External Auditor of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
  • External Auditor of the International Criminal Court
  • External Auditor of the World Food Programme (WFP)

Didier Migaud’s  Biography

Education

  • Graduate of the Institut d’études politiques (Institute of Political Studies) in Lyon
  • Degree in Law
  • Diploma of postgraduate studies in public law
  • Diploma of postgraduate studies in political science

Decorations

  • Commander of the Legion of honour

Career

  • 23 February 2010 : First President of the Cour des comptes
  • 2007-2010 : President of the Finance, General Economy and Budgetary Monitoring Committee of the French National Assembly
  • 1988-2010 : Parliamentary Deputy of Isère (4th electoral district)
  • 1995-2010 : President of Grenoble-Alpes Métropole (an association of communes in the region of Greater Grenoble)
  • 1995-2010 : Mayor of Seyssins (Isère)
  • 2002-2007 : Questeur (financial and administrative officer) in the French and National Assembly
  • 1997-2002 : General rapporteur of the National Assembly Finance Committee
  • 1993-1997 : Incumbent Judge of the High Court of Justice
  • 1993-1997 : Incumbent Judge of the Court of Justice of the Republic
  • 1996-1998 : President of the National Association of Elected Representatives in Mountain Regions (Association nationale des élus de montagne – ANEM)
  • 1998-2001 : General Councillor of the Canton of Fontaine – Seyssinet-Pariset - Seyssins
  • 1986-1988 : Regional Councillor of Rhône-Alpes
  • 1989-1995 : Local Councillor of Seyssins
  • 1986-1988 : Chargé de mission to the Mediator of the French Republic
  • 1985-1986 : Advisor to the President of the National Assembly
  • 1982-1985 : General Secretary of Services – General Council of Isère
  • 1978-1985 : Cabinet Director – General Council of Isère
  • 1976-1978 : Chargé de mission – Cabinet – General Council of Isère
  • 1976-1985 : Lecturer at the Institut d’études politiques (Institute of Political Studies)

Publications :

  • 2008 : La crise financière. Quelle analyse ? Quelles propositions ? [The financial crisis, Analysis and proposals] – fondation Jean Jaurès
  • 1988 : Le département en toutes libertés. Essai sur l’avenir du conseil général [The Departments of France in full freedom. Essay on the future of the General Council] – Presses universitaires de Grenoble