2020 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum


Cedric O

Secretary of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication
Government of France


After graduating from the business school HEC in 2006, Cedric o joined Dominique Strauss-Kahn's campaign for the presidential primary. From 2007 to 2010, he worked for an SME specialising in consulting and public communication. In July 2010, O began working with future European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, with whom he would take part in François Hollande's presidential campaign. From 2012 to 2014, he served as an advisor to the Minister for the Economy and Finance. Between 2014 and 2017, Cédric O worked at Safran, where he headed up the Factory of the Future initiative (2014–2015) and then served as a head of production at Safran Aircraft Engine's plant in Gennevilliers (2016–2017). Cédric O was one of the founders of the political movement En Marche!, and has been a member of the executive board since the beginning. In May 2017, he was named joint advisor to the President and the Prime Minister on government shareholding and the digital economy. On 31 March 2019, he was appointed Secretary of State reporting to the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire, and the Minister for Government Action and Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin, with responsibility for Digital Affairs.