Bruno Lasserre

After graduating from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in 1978, the French national school for civil service, Bruno Lasserre became a member of the Conseil d’ÉtatFrom 19861989, he created and then ran the legal service at the Directorate-General for Telecommunications. Between 19891997, he served as Director for Regulatory Affairs, and then Director General for Posts and Telecommunications. He returned to the Conseil d’État in 1998, where he became assessor at the 10th Chamber (19981999), chaired the 1st Chamber for three years (1999–2002), before becoming Deputy-President for all litigation activities (2002–2004).

After serving as Member of the board of the Conseil de la concurrence (Competition Council) (1998–2004), he was appointed President in July 2004, and in this capacity pushed through a major reform that transformed it into the Autorité de la concurrence, responsible for merger review and competition advocacy in addition to antitrust enforcement. He chaired the Autorité until September 2016. At that time, Lasserre came back to the Conseil d’État to head the department for Home Affairs (2016–2018). He was appointed Vice-President of the Conseil d’État, the highest position at the Conseil d’État since it does not have a President, on 16 May 2018. He took office on 29 May 2018 and was installed in his functions by the Prime Minister on 6 June 2018.

He stepped down as Vice-President of the Conseil d’État on 4 January 2022.