Biography of Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’
Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ is a former member of the French Parliament. He served as member of the National Assembly from 2012 to 2017, representing French citizens living abroad. Sitting in the Foreign Affairs Committee, he specialized on global warming, European affairs and the protection of rights and freedoms. Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ was the rapporteur of the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change. He chaired the parliamentary friendship group between France and Germany and represented the French Parliament at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He was the candidate of the French government in 2018 for the position of Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, losing narrowly to Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic in the final vote.
From 1990 to 2012, Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ held various corporate affairs positions for multinational companies in the fast moving consumer goods, chemical industry and renewable energies sectors. Prior to his election to the French Parliament, he was Vice President, Corporate Affairs Europe at First Solar, Inc. His professional responsibilities have given him extensive knowledge of EU and national legislation on energy, environment, competition and trade.
From 2003 to 2006, while working for Rohm and Haas as Director, Industry relations and EU law counsel, Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ chaired the environmental law committee of the European confederation of the chemical industry CEFIC.
Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ holds a BA in French law from the University of Nantes, a BA in political science from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and a LLM in European law from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium). A French national, Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ speaks English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. He has lived and worked in the United States, Hong Kong, Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany. Born on November 4, 1964 in Quimper, France, he is married to Dolores Dominguez Perez, a Spanish lawyer and deputy head of unit at the European Commission, and is the father of 3 children. He and his family live in Brussels, Belgium.