Thierry Breton

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Director General, French National Cancer Institute (INCa)


Thierry Breton is the Director General of the French National Cancer Institute (INCa) since August 2014.

He is a graduate from the Institut regional d’administration (IRA) and from the Ecole Nationale d’administration (ENA).

He has been a member of the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (IGAS) since his graduation from ENA. His interest in public policies in the field of social affairs and health has shaped most of his professional career: he was social advisor in the office of Ms. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, who was Minister of Women's Rights and Government spokesperson. Before this position, he was policy officer in charge of “Work, employment and professional training” at the General Secretariat of social ministries.

As an inspector at IGAS, he is the co-author of numerous public policies evaluation reports, such as the Review report of objectives and management agreement for the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), the Report on the financing of the professional training, parental leave, control of the labor inspectorate, the Pact for the return to financial equilibrium of hospitals and the first version’s conception of the multi-year contract of objectives and resources for regional health agencies (ARS).


Updated: October 2021