Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, will be delivering opening remarks at the ACE-UIA International Conference on Design Competitions, 25 October 2019, UNESCO headquarters, Paris.
Having worked in the cultural sector for her whole career so far, she has, among other things, been involved in financing the French public audiovisual sector and then in the reform and modernization of French aid systems for cinema. Her expertise has also been called upon by the European Commission, where she worked on culture and communication issues.
As cultural advisor to the President of the French Republic, she initiated, in 2014, a plan for the protection of endangered heritage. She later implemented her proposal in 2016 as Minister of Culture and Communication.
A former student of the École Nationale d’Administration, she is a graduate of the Paris Institut d’Études Politiques and holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Lancaster University (UK).