François Fillon

François Fillon

François Fillon entered the French Parliament in 1981 as the youngest MP of the new assembly.  He was then elected as Mayor of Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Chairman of the Sarthe General Council, Chairman of the Pays de la Loire Region Council and Senator for Sarthe.

M. Fillon has been a member of several governments as Minister for National Education, Higher Education and Research, Minister of Social Affairs, Labour and Solidarity, Minister for Information Technology and the Post Office, and Minister Delegate with responsibility for the Post Office, Telecommunications and Space. In 2007, he was appointed Prime Minister of France by President Nicolas Sarkozy and served in that position until the defeat to François Hollande in the 2012 presidential elections.

In June 2012, M. Fillon was elected Member of Parliament for the 2nd district of Paris.  In November 2016, he won the primary race that designate the right-wing candidate for the 2017 French presidential election. He finished third in the first round.

M. .Fillon joined Tikehau Capital in 2017.