Philippe Richert

Philippe Richert (born 22 May 1953) is a French politician of The Republicans party (known as the Union for a Popular Movement until 2015), president of the regional council of Grand Est from 2016 to 2017. He previously was the president of the regional council of Alsace, until its dissolution on 1 January 2016.

Philippe Richert
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President of the Regional council of Grand Est
In office
4 January 2016 – 30 September 2017
Preceded byNew title
Succeeded byJean Rottner
President of the Regional council of Alsace
In office
26 March 2010 – 31 December 2015
Preceded byAndré Reichardt
Succeeded byOffice eliminated
Senator of Bas-Rhin
In office
2 October 1992 – 14 December 2010
President of the Bas-Rhin Departmental Council
In office
22 July 1998 – 20 March 2008
Preceded byDaniel Hoeffel [fr]
Succeeded byGuy-Dominique Kennel [fr]
Personal details
Born (1953-05-22) 22 May 1953 (age 68)
Ingwiller, France
Political partyThe Republicans
Spouse(s)Louise Richert
Alma materLouis Pasteur University

From 1992 to 2010, Richert was a member of the Senate of France, representing the Bas-Rhin department, and was nominated as the responsible for the relations between the French Senate and the Israeli Knesset. He was Minister for Local authorities under the Minister of Interior, Overseas, Local authorities and Immigration from 14 November 2010 to 10 May 2012. He began his political career as a member of the Bas-Rhin Departmental Council, representing the La Petite Pierre canton. Mr. Richert is also the president of the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder.


  • Wimmenau, histoire d'une communauté villageoise des Vosges du Nord [Wimmenau, History of a Village in the Northern Vosges] (in French). Strasbourg: Éditions du Rhin (published 2009). 2001. ISBN 2-7165-0567-5.
  • Passion d'Alsace, pour une région audacieuse et unie [Passion for Alsace, for an audacious and united region] (in French). Strasbourg: La Nuée bleue. 2009. ISBN 978-2-7165-0746-2.