Philippe Jost takes charge of the Notre-Dame construction site

The Élysée is banking on continuity for the restoration site of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, partially destroyed in 2019 by a fire. Philippe Jost, 63, has been appointed president of the Public Establishment for the Restoration and Conservation of Notre-Dame Cathedral (EPRNDP). He was the right arm of General Jean-Louis Georgelin, who died on August 18 while hiking in the Pyrenees.

The general had been appointed by President Emmanuel Macron, barely three days after the devastating fire, to carry out the project to rebuild the cathedral in five years.

Philippe Jost has spent his entire career in Defense. A polytechnician by training, he started at the Directorate General for Armament (DGA) in 1985. In 1995, he was assigned to the nuclear force division of the general staff of the armed forces and was responsible for questions of programming, finance and budget. Returning to the DGA in 1999, he became deputy director of export policy, then deputy director of industrial affairs in the Department of cooperation and industrial affairs in 2001. In 2005, he was appointed head of the new service industrial affairs and economic intelligence within the Force Systems and Industrial, Technological and Cooperation Strategies Department, before being appointed Deputy Director of Plans, Budget and Management of the DGA.

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