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Elisabeth Guigou

President

Elisabeth Guigou is President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, appointed in 2015 by the 42 Foreign Ministries and Euro-Mediterranean Member States of the Foundation (Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Europe) since 2015. As former Minister of European Affairs of France, Member of the European Parliament, and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly, she has extenstive high-level experience of the EU, international cooperation and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. In addition to this, President Guigou was the first female to be appointed Minister of Justice in France, where she gained international recognition for her fight for a more independent justice system. As part of her statutory responsibilities for the Anna Lindh Foundation, she reports to the Foreign Ministers of the Euro-Med Member States and presides the Advisory Council of the Foundation.