Alain Richard

France

Former Defence Minister

Alain Richard is a French Senator and former Minister of Defence from 1997 to 2002 in the Lionel Jospin Cabinet. 

An alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, he served as mayor of Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône,Vice President of the National Assembly, judge in the High Court of Justice, state councilor, senator, and member of the Senate delegation to the European Union.  He was re-elected to the French Senate for Val d'Oise in 2011 where he currently serves as a member of the European Affairs Commission.

He is a member of Initiatives for Nuclear Disarmament (IDN), as well as of the Executive Board for the European Leadership Network (ELN).