Guest blogger

Martin Hirsh

What I do

Martin is the Director General, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris


Martin graduated from Ecole normale superieure (biology) and from the Ecole nationale d’administration. He held various positions within the French administration. He was Member of the State Council, Chief of Staff for the Health Minister and Chief Executive of the French Food Safety Agency.

He was Member of the French Government between 2007 and 2010 as High Commissioner for the Policy Against Poverty and High Commissioner for Youth. He chaired the national body in charge of volunteering, “Agence Du Service Civique”, before being appointed Chief Executive of the Greater Paris University Hospitals (AP-HP).

As a volunteer, he chaired for a long time the NGO called Emmaus and at a European level, he was a Member of several experts Committees. At an international level, a Member of the UN - Commission chaired by Michele Bachelet aiming at building a social protection floor. He is the author of a dozen books related to social issues.