Born 1956, former pupil of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, and Magistrate at the Revenue Court.
After presiding over the commission for verification of accounts and monitoring of public establishments, Republic of Senegal, from 1986 to 1989, he held a variety of posts in the cultural sector - notably, that of General Director of the Centre Georges-Pompidou from 1989 to 1990, Director of Music and Dance from 1993 to 1995, and Director of the Office of Philippe Douste-Blazy, Minister of Culture, from 1995 to 1997. At the same time, he was Vice-President of the association of the Musée de l'Homme, des Arts et des Civilisations.
Since 1998, he has presided over the Ensemble Intercontemporain.
He was appointed President-Director General of the public establishment of the Musée du quai Branly, by the President of the Republic's decree of 30 December 1998.
His presidential post at the public establishment of the Musée du quai Branly was renewed by the President of the Republic's decree of 28 November 2003.