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On Tuesday 4 September, President Emmanuel Macron entrusted Roxana Maracineanu, an ESCP Europe graduate, with the Ministry of Sports.

The former swimming champion and multi-medal winner graduated from the ESCP Europe Master in Management programme in 2005. She joined the school in the individualized track for high performance athletes, a specific feature at ESCP Europe, the only French Grande Ecole offering a dedicated track in its Master in Management.

Roxana Maracineanu (43), is an outstanding multi-medalled swimmer. She first became French champion at the age of 16. Several national titles in 100 metres and 200 metres followed in the 1990s. In 1998, in Perth, Australia, she became the first French woman to win the world swimming championship (200m backstroke).

She has been involved for years in the voluntary sector. She founded the societies "Educateam" and "J'peux pas, j'ai piscine" (“I can’t, I have swimming”) that conduct actions around aquatic practices in the Île-de-France region. In July 2018, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe entrusted her with a mission aiming to reduce the number of drownings. A subject dear to her heart.

The entire ESCP Europe community proudly congratulates the new Minister.

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