Mrs Nathalie Delapalme is Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, a role she has held since 2010.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Inspecteur General des Finances at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance between 2007 and 2010. Mrs Delapalme also served the French Government as an advisor for Africa and for Development, working in the offices of various Foreign Affairs Ministers 1995-97 and 2002-07. She was an advisor for the French Senate’s Finance and Budgetary Commission, assessing fiscal and public policies, 1984-1995 and 1997-2002.
Mrs Delapalme currently sits on the Board of the Africa-Europe Foundation, Interpeace, and IFRI (Institut Francais des Relations Internationales). She was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur for her years of public service and is the recipient of several African national awards.