Frenchweb exclusively unveils the composition of the cabinet of Cédric O, recently appointed Secretary of State in charge of Digital. The HEC Paris graduate, former member of Moscovici’s cabinet, then Minister of the Economy, is one of those who carried Emmanuel Macron to victory. He will then take on the role of adviser on State participation and the digital economy to the President. Although unknown to the general public and most of the French Tech ecosystem, Cédric O is one of the privileged interlocutors of GAFA and has managed all of the relations between them and Emmanuel Macron. In particular, he organized the “Tech for Good” summit which in May 2018 brought together at the Élysée around fifty major digital bosses, including Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Satya Nadella (Microsoft) and Dara Khosrowshahi (Uber).
In his mission, he will be accompanied by:
Antoine Darodes de Tailly, appointed cabinet director. The latter cHe started his career with the Competition Authority as a rapporteur, responsible for investigating cases relating to the electronic communications sector. Those who have passed through the Cachan Normal School will then join Arcep as director of regulation of broadband / very high speed markets and relations with local authorities. In 2012, he was tasked by the government with leading the Very High Speed Mission and appointed director of the Digital Agency from 2015, a position he left in October 2018.
Nicolas Vignolles bECOMES Chief of Staff. Director of public affairs and communications for France Digitale since January, he went before by Make.org. He is already used to ministries since he was deputy chief of staff and parliamentary advisor to Fleur Pellerin when she was in charge of Digital and then Culture and parliamentary advisor to Myriam El Khomri, at the Ministry of Labor.
To this team are added the two technical advisers Carole Vachet and Philippe Englebert. The first was already a member of Mounir Mahjoubi’s cabinet. She also spent 4 years in the General Directorate of the Treasury, where she was notably in charge of regulation and advice on fintech, blockchain, ICOs, crowdfunding subjects. The second was associated with the investment bank Goldman Sachs until 2017, then “Investment Lead” within the French Tech mission before spending nearly two years at the General Directorate of the Treasury.