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Cablegate: Fy 2006 Ivlp - Nomination and Part I Biodata for Two

Published: Wed 15 Jun 2005 09:30 AM
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150930Z Jun 05
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 09 PARIS 004197
SIPDIS
DEPT FOR ECA/PE/V/R/E (CAROL GRABAUSKAS; STEVE TAYLOR; MARK
HILBERT); EUR/PPD (LILLIAN DEVALCOURT)
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL FR
SUBJECT: FY 2006 IVLP - NOMINATION AND PART I BIODATA FOR TWO
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES AND TWO ALTERNATES FOR EURP - A PROJECT
FOR YOUNG EUROPEAN LEADERS ON CURRENT SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND
ECONOMIC ISSUES (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 11, 2005)
REF: STATE 004520
POST WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE TWO PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES FOR
SUBJECT PROGRAM: MR. PIERRE KANUTY; MR. BRUNO ERHARD. TWO
ALTERNATES ARE NOMINATED FOR SUBJECT: MR. MANUEL MARTINEZ;
MR. GUILLAUME RAGONNAUD.
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EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: PaillardS@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Paris
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 14544
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGE
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 273
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: FY 2006 - EURP A Project for Young European Leaders
on current Social, Political and Economic Issues
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:
This project will provide young European leaders in politics,
government, business, labor and the media the opportunity to
examine current political, economic, and social issues at the
federal, state, and local levels in the United States. The
visitors will explore the historic and constitutional bases of
U.S. foreign and domestic policy. They will gain a deeper
understanding of the United States through exposure to the
range of opinion influencing U.S. policy.
END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2006
DEPART-POST: 10/22/2005
SESSION-DATE: 10/24/2005
RETURN-POST: 11/12/2005
NO-OF-PART: 4
RANK-ORDER: 2
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:
END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1047
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 14544
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Economics (General)
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Pierre
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Kanuty
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Parti Socialiste
M-ADDR2: 10, rue de Solferino
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Paris
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: France
M-ZONE: 75007
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: + (33) 1.45.56.76.00
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL: pierre.kanuty@parti-socialiste.fr
M-CNTRY-ID: FR
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 02/27/1972
MAR-STAT: U
BIRTH-CITY: Paris
BIRTH-CNTRY: France
CITIZ-CNTRY: France
RES-CNTRY: France
START MEMO POSITION:
In charge of Public Relations and Webjournalist, Socialist
Party, since 2002
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Member of the executive committee of the Paris section of the
Socialist Party, since 2003
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1999-2000 - Webjournalist at "La Ligue de l'Enseignement"
1998-2000 - Member of the Socialist Youth Movement Executive
Committee
1994-1999 - Member of the "Manifeste contre le Front National"
National Committee (against racism)
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
2003 - Slovenia (Congress)
2000 - Andalusia (Tourism)
1994 - London (Tourism)
1988 - Caracas (Tourism)
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1999 - Masters degree in public relations, politics and local
administration; Master's paper on the electronic communication
of the Ile-de-France region
1998 - A four-year degree in political studies at the
university of Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne; Research paper on
U.S. affirmative action
1996 - Bachelor's degree in history at the university of Paris
IV-Sorbonne; Research paper on the first months of Clinton
presidency
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: French
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Spanish
OTHER-LANG-ID: QB
READ: 0
SPEAK: 0
COMP: 0
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
Since French political parties have recently begun attempting
to push more minority candidates to the forefront, Mr.
Kanuty's experience witnessing race relations in the U.S. and
talking with Americans about such topics would be invaluable
in demonstrating the extent of similar successes that can be
had in France as well as the actions that should be avoided.
Mr. Kanuty is in, and likely will be more prominent in,
positions where he can disseminate his ideas and what he has
learned. If the opportunity is taken now, he can be a great
aid in helping others in France, especially among the minority
and politically left communities, to have a greater
appreciation for U.S. policy and goals.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:
END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Sylvie Vacheret
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Pierre Kanuty has all the ideal characteristics of a candidate
for this program. He is young, an ethnic minority, an expert
in the field of International Relations, and holds a prominent
position in the Socialist Party. Mr. Kanuty has shown an
interest in politics since his university years when he
concentrated his studies on history, political science, and
communication in politics. As part of his research during this
time, he wrote one of his papers on the Affirmative Action
program in the United States and another on the early years of
the Clinton presidency. Afterwards, he lost no time putting
what he had learned at the university to good use and, in
1998, he entered into the executive bureau of the Movement of
Young Socialists. In 2002, he was able to use this experience
to obtain a job involving greater responsibilities within the
Socialist Party. In his current position, he is charged with
making the goals and ideologies of the Socialist Party
understandable to others by editing, on the internet,
documents and papers that explain the party's official stance
on important issues. Due to his background and specialization,
he focuses especially on those documents dealing with foreign
policy issues.
Mr. Kanuty is a rising star in the Socialist Party and is
currently their webmaster and communications expert for
subjects dealing with international relations. It is expected
that his experience in these positions, combined with his
strong qualifications, will translate into his becoming a
member of a ministerial cabinet or even a European deputy
should the Socialists regain power. Even if they do not come
to hold the primary position in French politics, Mr. Kanuty,
due to his aforementioned skills as well as his close ties to
Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the former Minister for European
Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, will become a leading member of the
party and someone capable of influencing party position. His
participation in an IV Program in the United States could have
the effect both of making him more understanding of U.S.
policy, as well as to some extent influencing his party as a
whole either via his web-based work or his almost certain
future advancements.
Being part of an IV Program in the U.S. would lead to Pierre
Kanuty's better understanding of U.S. foreign policy, thereby
impacting his work in the Socialist Party. This is important
because the political left in France is not traditionally very
sympathetic to U.S. policy and the more they are offered
opportunities to personally interact with the United States,
the more understanding they may become. Furthermore, as a
minority candidate, his participation in a program in the U.S.
could broaden his knowledge of, and give him some practical
experience with, the American approach to race relations.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: PA - U.S. Embassy, Paris
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 539
PERSON-ID: 438
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: FR
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: FR
RES-CNTRY-ID: FR
FIRST-LANG-ID: FR
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 14544
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Bruno
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Erhard
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: UDF
M-ADDR2: 133 bis, rue de l'Universite
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Paris
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: France
M-ZONE: 75007
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: + (33) 1.53.59.20.13
M-FAX: + (33) 1.53.59.20.36
M-EMAIL: b.erhard@udf.org
M-CNTRY-ID: FR
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 09/07/1968
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Strasbourg
BIRTH-CNTRY: France
CITIZ-CNTRY: France
RES-CNTRY: France
START MEMO POSITION:
Chief of Staff of Francois Bayrou, since July 2004
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
In charge of international affairs for the UDF Political
Party, since July 2004
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2000-2004 - Executive Director, Montaigne Institute (think
tank)
2000-2004 - Chief of Staff of Claude Bebear (founder of AXA
insurance group and president of Montaigne Institute)
1993-1997 - Personal Assistant to Sir James Goldsmith
1994-1999 - Deputy Secretary General of a political group in
the European Parliament
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
December 2003 - San Francisco and Chicago, 8 days part of the
program of the "Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Entreprise"
November 2003 - Washington and New York, 8 days tour of think
tanks
September 2003 - Washington, 5 days Young Leaders Program of
the French-American Foundation
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
1995-1997 - London, work with Sir James Goldsmith
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1993 - D.E.A. (one-year post-graduate degree) in European law,
University of Paris II (Assas)
1993 - D.E.A. (one-year post-graduate degree) in Comparative
law, University of Paris I
1990 - Degree in Political Science, Institute of Political
Studies of Bordeaux
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Selected for the Young Leaders Program of the French-American
Foundation (2003-2004)
Participant to the "Remarque Forum" (New York University -
2003-2004)
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
2002 - 2003
"Comment ameliorer le travail parlementaire", Institut
Montaigne
"Europe Presence", Institut Montaigne
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: French
ENGL-READ: 3
ENGL-SPEAK: 3
ENGL-COMP: 3
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
In his capacity as the chief of the UDF party's foreign
relations committee, nominee is a key player in determining
the positions taken by the party and party leader Francois
Bayrou on U.S. issues. (Bayrou, incidentally, is a perennial
contender for the presidency and, though the leader of a
smaller party, he enjoys considerable credibility among the
public at large.) In this time of widespread French public
disapproval of the U.S., it is particularly important that
those who shape political parties' positions on the U.S.
understand well both the goals and the making of U.S. foreign
policy. Providing for a political party's better
understanding of U.S. foreign policy can have a multiplier
effect on the French public's understanding of the U.S. --
which is a key MPP Public Affairs objective.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:
END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: William Owen, Marie-Claude Dumay
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Nominee is among the rising stars of the UDF party, a
centrist, Europe-focused party likely to benefit from deep
divisions on the right (UMP) and lack of strong leadership on
the left (PS). Mr. Erhard has the confidence of party leader
Francois Bayrou, who recently chose Erhard -- at the young age
of 34 - to act both as Bayrou's Chief of Staff and as chairman
the party's foreign affairs committee, a position that brings
with it a seat on the party's executive committee. It is
clearly a U.S. interest that those with policy-development
responsibilities, in centrist political parties focused on
supporting continued European integrations (like the UDF),
have a good understanding of the U.S. and the reasons for our
foreign policy positions.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POL - U.S. Embassy, Paris, France
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 540
PERSON-ID: 439
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: FR
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: FR
RES-CNTRY-ID: FR
FIRST-LANG-ID: FR
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 14544
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Manuel
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Martinez
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: No
M-ADDR1: Hermes
M-ADDR2: 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Paris
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: France
M-ZONE: 75008
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: + (33) 1.40.17.48.45
M-FAX: + (33) 1.40.17.47.27
M-EMAIL: manuel.martinez@hermes.com
M-CNTRY-ID: FR
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 06/30/1969
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Montreuil-sous-Bois
BIRTH-CNTRY: France
CITIZ-CNTRY: France
RES-CNTRY: France
START MEMO POSITION:
City Counselor of Montreuil, since June 1995
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Deputy Mayor of Montreuil, in charge of the inter-municipal
economic development, since 1998
Member of the General Council of Seine-Saint-Denis Department,
since March 2004
Member of the Socialist Party, since 1992
Human Resources Director, Hermes International Paris, since
July 2002
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1999-2002 - Personnel and Communication Manager, United
Biscuits (BN, Delacre, Verkade, ..) Paris, Nantes and Lille
1997-1999 - Managing Consultant in the Human Resources
Department, Gemini Consulting, Paris
1995-1997 - Business Development Manager, Lotus Development
(IBM), Paris
1993-1995 - Senior Consultant, Andersen Consulting (Arthur
Andersen & Cie), Paris
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
1997 - Florida, 2 weeks tourism
1995 - California, 3 weeks tourism
1994 - Illinois, 2 weeks training
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1994 - Two weeks in Saint Charles, ILL, at Andersen Consulting
training center
1987-1991 - CESEM (Groupe Ecole Superieure de Commerce de
Reims)-Reims Business School, specialization in marketing,
international finance and personnel management
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
June 1994 - Co-author of a handbook on marketing (Editions
d'Organisation)
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: French
ENGL-READ: 3
ENGL-SPEAK: 3
ENGL-COMP: 3
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Spanish
OTHER-LANG-ID: QB
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
We would like Mr. Martinez to begin to further understand the
fundamental pressures and the checks and balances inherent in
democracy as it is practiced in the U.S. We want him to
experience first-hand the vitality of US civic life, the role
of local associations, and the relationships between various
ethnic communities in order to understand the way
representative government in the U.S. differs from France. We
would also like him to develop a greater appreciation for the
benefits of public-private partnerships in economic
development (less governmental intervention and more reliance
on private initiatives). Fundamentally, we think that in the
future when he will obtain more influential elected positions,
he will be a more effective partner for U.S. leaders and be
more open to American investment, if he understands us better.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
Manuel Martinez could be part of a European program for young
leaders, as his interests are quite broad, ranging from
democracy to education, health issues, immigration and
housing.
END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:
END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Sylvie Vacheret
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
At the age of 35, Manuel Martinez has already had a successful
professional career in business and politics. As Director of
Human resources at Hermes, a prestigious and well-known luxury
firm, he has earned a position of great responsibility in a
major company where he directly supervises 600 people and
indirectly oversees 2400 people worldwide. In addition to his
business savvy, Manuel Martinez has also shown a strong
interest in politics since his teenage years. In his early
twenties he joined the Socialist Party, become an elected
municipal official at 26, and a deputy mayor of Montreuil, a
Parisian suburb, at 29. In the 2004 elections, he defeated the
Communist candidate to be elected to the General Council of
Seine-Saint Denis department in a district where the Communist
Party has never lost. In addition to this new role, he
continues on as Deputy Mayor of Montreuil: the third largest
town in the Paris suburbs (90,000 inhabitants) with a large
immigrant population and a long industrial history. Although
his town is changing and now attracts more service-oriented
industries and more middle-class inhabitants, it still has
more than 2,800 firms employing 37,500 people. As a result of
his educational and professional background, Manuel Martinez
purposely chose to be active in the economic development of
his hometown.
Manuel Martinez aims to be the next mayor of Montreuil in the
upcoming 2008 elections. The Socialist Party has a very real
chance of winning this time since the town is becoming less
industrial, the Communist Party is losing credibility, and the
current Communist mayor has held this office for what many
consider to have been far too long. He will also likely be the
substitute (suppleant) of the runner to the National Assembly.
In the General Council of Seine-Saint-Denis, a Communist Party
stronghold, the Socialists also hope to elect more officials
in the coming years which will means more influential high-
level positions. If these scenarios do play out, Manuel
Martinez could reach one of the top positions in the Assembly
and be very influential in his party.
Manuel Martinez's previous travels to the United States were
only for brief periods of time as a tourist or a student
developing his business skills. It would be advantageous to
send him at this juncture where he, a future French leader,
could discover America's political system, its economic
vitality, and its melting pot culture and history. He would be
able to draw clear connections with his town of Montreuil and
its immigrant heritage and in the process develop a clearer
understanding of and appreciation for American policy. This is
something he could take home and share with his French and
immigrant neighbors and as a leader within his party.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: PA - U.S. Embassy, Paris, France
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE: ELEO
NOMINEE-ID: 541
PERSON-ID: 440
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: FR
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: FR
RES-CNTRY-ID: FR
FIRST-LANG-ID: FR
E-I-TYPE-ID: E
NOM-POST-ID: 14544
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
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VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Guillaume
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Ragonnaud
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: No
M-ADDR1: Federation Nationale des Syndicats
M-ADDR2: d'Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA)
M-ADDR3: 11, rue de la Baume
M-CITY: Paris
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: France
M-ZONE: 75008
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: + (33) 1.53.83.47.02
M-FAX: + (33) 1.53.83.48.30
M-EMAIL: guillaume.ragonnaud@fnsea.fr
M-CNTRY-ID: FR
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 05/07/1978
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Valencia
BIRTH-CNTRY: Spain
CITIZ-CNTRY: France
RES-CNTRY: France
START MEMO POSITION:
Project Manager in the office of economic and international
affairs, FNSEA (largest French farmer organization) - since
2003
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
July-October 2003 - Internship at BNP-Paribas Bank, risk
management bank, in charge of risk studies for the food
industry
March-September 2001 - Internship at GEVES (French planting
seed organization) on biotech issues
July-August 2000 - Internship at Dow Agroscience Spain for
seeds studies
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Spain (Valencia and Madrid) - 1978-79, 1993-96
Germany (Freeburg) - 1980-88
Morocco (Casablanca) - 1988-90
: Mr. Ragonnaud's father was a professor in French overseas
colleges
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
2001-2003 - French Institute of Political and Economic
Studies, post-graduate university degree in Economical Science
1998-2001 - Paris University in Agronomy, master of science in
Agriculture and Economics
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
July 2002 - Perspectives Agricoles (monthly publication of the
French grain industry): article on genotypic interactions in
protein peas
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: French
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Spanish
OTHER-LANG-ID: QB
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: German
OTHER-LANG-ID: GM
READ: 2
SPEAK: 2
COMP: 2
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Italian
OTHER-LANG-ID: JT
READ: 2
SPEAK: 2
COMP: 2
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:
END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Marie-Cecile Henard
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Guillaume Ragonnaud is a young and bright person with a strong
expertise in general farm policy and regulations specific to
biotechnology, food safety and renewable energies. With his
education in agriculture, economics and political science, and
his first professional experience in the largest French
farmers' union, he is expected to become a highly influential
advisor to French leaders in agriculture. As he has never been
to the United States, the International Visitor Program would
be a unique opportunity to present him USG positions on a
number of issues.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: AGR - U.S. Embassy, Paris, France
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 542
PERSON-ID: 441
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