France’s new president picks a millennial entrepreneur to be country’s digital minister


Emmanuel Macron may be France’s youngest president ever, but at 39 years old he falls just outside the millennial generation.

Not so for his new digital minister, Mounir Mahjoubi, 33.

Mahjoubi was named to the post this week after having served as a digital advisor to Macron’s independent presidential bid over the past year. Born in Paris to parents who emigrated from Morocco, Mahjoubi is a familiar name in French startup circles.

On the entrepreneurial side, he was a cofounder of the company behind La Ruche Qui Dit Oui, a…

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