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Arnaud Castaignet

Director for Political Outreach & Communications

From June 2017 to August 2019, Arnaud Castaignet was the Head of Public Relations of Estonia’s e-Residency programme, a government-issued digital identity that provides access to Estonia’s digital business environment. It allows entrepreneurs to open and manage a EU company fully online from anywhere in the world.

Previously, he worked for the French President François Hollande during 3 years as a digital strategist and communication officer. Prior to his time at the French Presidency, he has worked as an international communication consultant in Paris, advising governments, politicians and corporations and as a business journalist based in Istanbul.

Arnaud graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux (Institute of Political Studies) in 2009 with a Master in International Affairs and a Bachelor in Political Science. As part of his university studies, he has studied at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bucharest (Romania) and interned in Belgrade (Serbia).

Arnaud is also a Board Member of SOGA EU Accelerator, an organization aiming to develop cooperation between social innovation actors and the tech industry in Europe, a Board Member of Open Diplomacy, a Paris-based think tank established in 2010, and a member of the Young Transatlantic Network of Future Leaders, a flagship initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States specifically geared toward young professionals.

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