Jean – Francois Chougnet

Director, Museum of Europe and the Mediterranean, France

Jean-François Chougnet is 54 years old. He is a historian. He attended Sciences Po in Paris before graduating from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1981. He was general manager of La Villette Park and Expo Centre from 2001 to 2006. In 2005, he was in charge of organising events for the year of Brazil in France. He then took up a position as the director of Lisbon’s Berardo Museum. He was a Managing director during the Marseille-Provence 2013- the European Capital of Culture.