former Member of the French National Assembly; former Minister for Overseas Territories, Paris
Hervé Mariton is a former French Minister, former member of the French Parliament and Mayor of Crest since 1995. Member of the steering comittee of the « républicains » party, he was the whip of opposition in the finance comittee, special rapporteur for the budget on ecology, energy, transport and agriculture, president of the friendship group with Russia and vice-president with the United Kingdom as well as member of the delegation for overseas territories. He has been Overseas secretary in 2007. He is ingénieur en chef du corps des Mines. He graduated from the Ecole polytechnique and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris.