Patrick Strzoda

Patrick Strzoda

Patrick Strzoda
Representative of

the French Co-Prince of Andorra

Assumed office
14 May 2017
Monarch Emmanuel Macron
Prime Minister Antoni Martí
Preceded by Jean-Pierre Hugues
Personal details
Born (1952-01-05) 5 January 1952 
Thann, France
Political party Socialist Party (Before 2017)
En Marche (2017–present)
Alma mater University of Franche-Comté
University of Strasbourg
École nationale d’administration

Patrick Strzoda  is a French high-ranking civil servant. He is a former Prefect. He is President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff.

Early life

Patrick Strzoda was born on 5 January 1952 in Thann, Haut-Rhin, France. He graduated from the University of Franche-Comté, where he earned a degree in English, and from the University of Strasbourg, where he earned a law degree. He graduated from the École nationale d’administration in 1983.


Strzoda was the chief of staff to the Prefect of Dordogne from 1985 to 1987. He was the sub-prefect of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne from 1987 to 1989, and the secretary general of the committee for the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville from 1989 to 1992.[1] He was the secretary general of the prefecture of Drôme in Valence from 1992 to 1994, and the sub-prefect of Arles from 1995 to 1996. He was the director of information and community for the city of Paris from 1996 to 1997, and the secretary general for regional affairs for the prefecture of Rhône-Alpes from 1997 to 2002.

Strzoda was the Prefect of Hautes-Alpes from 2002 to 2004, the Prefect of Deux-Sèvres in 2005, and a prefect at the regional council of Savoie from 2006 to 2007. He was the Prefect of Hauts-de-Seine from 2009 to 2011, the Prefect of Corse-du-Sud from 2011 to 2013, and the Prefect of Brittany from June 2013 to May 2016.

Strzoda was Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve’s chief of staff from 4 May 2016 to 27 April 2017. He was briefly the Prefect of Île-de-France in April-May 2017. On 14 May 2017, he was appointed by President Emmanuel Macron as his chief of staff.

Strzoda is an officer of the Legion of Honour and the Order of Agricultural Merit, a knight of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and a commander of the National Order of Merit.

Deux-Sèvres Patrick Strzoda, Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic

Former Prefect of the Deux-Sèvres, Patrick Strzoda has been appointed chief of staff of the new President of the Republic. At 65, he will run the Elysée Palace and follow the regal questions.
Patrick Strzoda had worked in our department in 2004. He remained in office for a few months, leaving the Deux-Sèvres for Savoy.
This senior official, became prefect of Brittany and Ille-et-Vilaine, also prefect of the West security zone since June 2013, was appointed director of cabinet of the Minister of the Interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, in April 2016.(Sources are wikipedia and courrierdelouest.fr)


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