Louis Gallois, Chairman of the PSA’s supervisory board, the explorer Jean-Louis Etienne, the designer Joan Sfar and philosopher Edgar Morin listed in promoting the Easter Legion of Honour, published Sunday in the Official Journal.
This civil promotional reward 535 people, including 433 knights, 73 officers and 22 commanders. Five of them are named chief officers and two Grand Cross, the two highest distinctions. Civil promotions apply the gender parity since 2007.
Former boss of SNCF from 1996 to 2006 and EADS (2007-2012), Louis Gallois, appointed Grand Officer, was responsible government in 2012 to write a report on French competitiveness.
the doctor and adventurer Jean-Louis Etienne, passionate about the Arctic, is elevated to the rank of commander.
in the world of cinema, several personalities were honored, the Marseillais director Robert Guédiguian (knight), the director Coline Serreau (officer), actor Pierre Arditi (officer) and director Jacques Perrin (Commander).
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the writer Benoîte Groult becomes great officer and violinist Renaud Capuçon knight, as the designer Joan Sfar, author of the comic hit “Le Chat Rabbi, “which is distinguished with only 44 years.
Two former ministers, one right (Culture), Jean-Jacques Aillagon, and the other socialist (Economics), Pierre Moscovici, today Commissioner, become Commander and knight respectively.
People of the intellectual world, the sociologist and philosopher Edgar Morin and jurist Mireille Delmas-Marty are named chief officers, the historian Paul Veyne, author of the recent “Palmyra, irreplaceable treasure” became an officer.
the senior judge and former member of Guy Canivet constitutional Council is also rewarded, becoming great officer.
The scientist Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 and a member of the Academy of Sciences, is the rank of Grand Cross, joining 69 other holders of the highest dignity of the Legion of honor.
in the economic field, the CEO of Safran, Jacques Desclaux, director general e-commerce site Sarenza Hélène Boulet-Supau, and the manager of Hermes International Axel Dumas are knighted. Former IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard was elevated to the rank of officer.
Figures fashion, Agnès b. Alber Elbaz becomes commander and officer. Two chefs are honored and made knights: Gilles Goujon, credited with three stars since 2010 by the Michelin guide for his work in “The Inn of the old well” in Fontjoncouse (Aude) and Christian Le Squer, orders stoves hotel George V in Paris and holder of three stars from this year.
The rector of the mosque in Villeurbanne Ohtmane Azzedine Gaci, considered a liberal figures of the UOIF (Union of Islamic Organisations of France) becomes a knight.
Enrico Letta , former president of Italy, now dean of the School of international Affairs at Sciences Po Paris, becomes commander. It is decorated as a foreigner living in France and four other people.
The Easter promotion is the first civilian promotions in 2016, before that of 14 July and 1 January.
With the two annual military promotions, some 3,000 people each year are distinguished in the Legion of Honor was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and which now has 93,000 members in total.