Nathalie Delapalme is the CEO of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which she joined in 2010.
She was previously Inspecteur General des Finances at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance (2007-2010). Prior to this, Nathalie served the French Government as an advisor for Africa and for Development in the offices of various Foreign Affairs Ministers, between 1995-1997 and 2002-2007. She also served the French Senate as advisor for the Finance and Budgetary Commission, where she assessed fiscal and public policies between 1984-1995 and 1997-2002.
She is co-Secretary General of the Africa-Europe Foundation and sits on the Board of International Crisis Group and on the Advisory Board of IFRI (Institut Francais des Relations Internationales). She is a Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
Nathalie is Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite.