Jean-François Carenco

Director and Senior Advisor to the chairman of Zalis

Jean-François Carenco, a former French minister and senior civil servant, has joined ZALIS as Director and Senior Advisor to the Chairman.

He began his career as an advisor to the Marseille Administrative Court in 1979 and as General Manager of the Montpellier District in 1983. In 1988, he was sent to New Caledonia as Deputy Secretary General for Economic Affairs and then became Secretary General in 1990. He joined the prefectural corps as a senior sub-prefect, serving as Secretary General of the Yvelines Prefecture from 1991 to 1996. He then served as Prefect of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon from 1996 to 1997, Tarn-et-Garonne from 1997 to 1999, Guadeloupe from 1999 to 2002, and Haute-Savoie until 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was Chief of Staff to Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister of Employment, Labor and Social Cohesion, then Minister of Employment, Social Cohesion and Housing, before returning to the prefecture as Prefect of the Haute-Normandie region and the Seine-Maritime department. Prefect of the Midi-Pyrénées region and the Haute-Garonne department between 2007 and 2008, Jean-François Carenco again joined the cabinet of Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister of State, Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea, as Chief of Staff. Following Jean-Louis Borloo’s departure from the government in November 2010, Jean-François Carenco was appointed Prefect of the Rhône-Alpes region and Rhône department until 2015, when he took over as Prefect of the Ile-de-France region. In 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the French Energy Regulatory Commission, before being appointed by the Government in 2022 as Minister Delegate for Overseas France.

Jean-François Carenco is a graduate of HEC Paris and ENA.

He speaks French and English.