As the Roland-Garros match begins on Sunday, it is a widely known character on the earth of tennis who was highlighted this Friday, on the announcement of the new authorities of Emmanuel Macron, made by Alexis Kohler, secretary General of the Elysée.
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, present director common of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), has thus been appointed Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, marking the return of a full-service sports activities ministry.
Former high tennis participant
Originally from Paris, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra first distinguished herself on the tennis courts as a high-level participant. A younger hopeful, she was notably topped French champion for the under-14s and under-16s, and gained the Orange Bowl, a junior tennis match by way of which a number of names that make up present world tennis have handed, within the class 14 and underneath in 1992.
She additionally managed to climb, nonetheless as a junior, to the semi-finals of the US Open in 1993, in addition to Roland-Garros and Wimbledon in 1994.
During 4 seasons disputed throughout the world circuit, she stays, on the high of her type, on a 271and world place, and an 18and finest French rank within the WTA rating, as finest placements. She lastly put an finish to her profession in 1996, earlier than resuming research.
On the benches of the ENA alongside Emmanuel Macron
She then handed the competitors to hitch the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, obtained a grasp's diploma in regulation on the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, went on to the École Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (Essec), earlier than discovering Emmanel Macron. on the benches of the National School of Administration (Ena), throughout the promotion Léopold Sédar Senghor.
After a number of years on the Court of Auditors, she branched off into the non-public sector, notably with the insurer Axa, then Carrefour as e-commerce director, earlier than returning to her origins within the sports activities world.
Committed to sports activities
She had thus utilized to be common supervisor of the organizing committee of the Paris 2024 Olympics, topped on the publish by Étienne Thobois. On the initiative of a assume tank “Let's renovate sport” created in 2016, it is involved with moral points and “sport for all”. More just lately, help of the ex-judoka Thierry Rey, unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the CNOSF, she had did not enter the board of administrators of the Olympic committee.
In 2017, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra had already provided her providers to occupy this place, nevertheless it was in the end the ex-fencer Laura Flessel who had been appointed Minister of Sports for the primary authorities of Emmanuel Macron. While her title had been circulating for weeks, she mentioned Monday on BFM Business “to have a super cool head” and be “Totally focused on Roland-Garros” which begins on Sunday.