On Monday 6 July 2020, Julien Denormandie was appointed Minister for Agriculture and Food in the government of Jean Castex.
Born on 14 August 1980 in Cahors (Lot, France), he has a degree in agronomy and an MBA in Economics.
He joined the civil service in 2004, starting out at the Corps des Ingénieurs des Eaux et Forêts in the Ministry of Finance.
He became advisor to Pierre Moscovici, Minister for the Economy and Finance in 2012, then advisor to Nicole Brics, Minister for Foreign Trade.
In 2014, he joined the Cabinet of Emmanuel Macron, who was Minister for the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector at the time, as deputy Head of Cabinet.
He left this job in 2016 to help create the political party ‘En Marche!’ as deputy Secretary General.
In 2017, he was appointed Secretary of State to the Minister for Territorial Cohesion before becoming Minister with responsibility for Urban Affairs and Housing in October 2018.