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Patrick Strzoda (born 5 January 1952) is a French high-ranking civil servant, a former prefect, and current French President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff.

Patrick Strzoda
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Representative of the French Co-Prince of Andorra
Assumed office
14 May 2017
MonarchEmmanuel Macron
Prime MinisterAntoni Martí
Preceded byJean-Pierre Hugues
Personal details
Born (1952-01-05) 5 January 1952 (age 67)
Thann, Haut-Rhin, France
Alma mater

Early lifeEdit

Patrick Strzoda was born on 5 January 1952, in Thann, Haut-Rhin, France.[1] 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.[1] He graduated from the École nationale d'administration in 1983.[1][2]


Strzoda was the chief of staff to the Prefect of Dordogne from 1985 to 1987.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1] 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.[1][2]

Strzoda was Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve's chief of staff from 4 May 2016 to 27 April 2017.[1][2] He was briefly the Prefect of Île-de-France in April–May 2017.[2][3] On 14 May 2017, he was appointed by President Emmanuel Macron as his chief of staff.[2]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Patrick Strzoda" (PDF). Prefectures. Government of France. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Grammont, S. (14 May 2017). "Patrick Strzoda, ancien préfet de Bretagne, directeur de cabinet d'Emmanuel Macron". France 3 Bretagne. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  3. ^ Zirar, W. (20 April 2017). "Le directeur de cabinet du Premier ministre nommé au sommet de la préfectorale". Acteurs Publics. Retrieved 15 May 2017.

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