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Sébastien Maire, City of Paris

Sébastien Maire is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Paris. An expert in local government management, he has been both an elected official (deputy-mayor of a city in eastern France in charge of university and international cooperation) and an administrative director in other French municipalities for economic and local development. From 2008 to 2014, he managed many crises, especially social ones, as the mayor’s chief of staff for an important and poor city of Paris’ suburb. Mr. Maire holds a master’s degree in Innovation Management in Public Organizations and Policies. He specializes in sustainable development and urbanism, and social crisis management with a focus on municipalities. As Paris CRO, he has been building the city resilience strategy with a wide panel of stakeholders in two main directions. The first explores how to strengthen social cohesion in the face of crises, especially terrorist attacks, and the second explores how to adapt middle and long-term urban planning to face global warming consequences.