Mr. David Martinon
Cyber Diplomacy and the Digital Economy
David Martinon is Ambassador for Cyber Diplomacy and the Digital economy since October 2015, and had been the Special Representative for international Negotiations on Information Society and the Digital Economy since April 2013. As such, he is chief negotiator on all cyber issues, including internet governance, cybersecurity, cybercriminality, freedom of expression and the fight against the use of internet for terrorist purposes, intellectual property, and counter-narrative on the internet.
From May 2002 to December 2006, he was Diplomatic Adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy at the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry. He was appointed Chief of Staff for the 2007 presidential campaign. After the victory (May 2007), he was appointed the Press Secretary and Communications Director to the President of the Republic.
David Martinon was then appointed Consul-General of France in Los Angeles, California. He joined the French Mission to the UN in New-York, in August 2012.
After graduating from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (IEP) and with a Master of Economy at Paris-Sorbonne University, he completed his studies at the French National School of Public Administration (ENA). He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and became, from 1998 to 2001, deputy spokesperson of the Ministry and then a desk officer at the European Cooperation Directorate.
David Martinon previously taught International Relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and worked in the advertising industry. He got involved in Politics at an early age. Martinon started out handling communication at the “General congress of the opposition” in 1990, before becoming a political communication and electoral marketing adviser at the company Acte Public Communication from 1991 to 1994. François Léotard, Minister of Defence, then recruited him as special assistant for communication in 1995.