By decree of the President of the Republic, dated September 4, 2020, Stéphane Pallez is appointed to the presidency of the board of directors of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP).  

President and CEO of La Française des Jeux since November 2014, Stéphane Pallez has a professional background that spans both the public service and major French companies. His career in the senior civil service began in the Treasury Directorate-General, then in the ministerial offices of Pierre Bérégovoy and Michel Sapin between 1991 and 1993, before becoming Head of Department for European and International Affairs from 2000. She joined France Telecom-Orange in 2004 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer, then the CCR (Caisse Centrale de Reinsurance) in 2011, of which she was Chief Executive Officer until 2014.

A great lover of arts and music, Stéphane Pallez naturally wants to work alongside Emilie Delorme, director of the CNSMDP and its teams, to prepare and support the future of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris.

Stéphane Pallez succeeds, after an interim presidency by Brigitte Lefèvre, Sandra Lagumina, who knew how to accompany, with energy and commitment, the profound transformations of the establishment.

About the CNSMDP 

Created in 1795, the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris is the first French public institution for the transmission of musical and choreographic arts. Its many international partnerships and the reputation of its teachers and alumni make it an international reference.  

The Conservatoire pursues an ambitious policy of creation, research and openness to the public, through a rich program of concerts, dance shows, conferences, courses and symposia, free and open to all. The Conservatoire thus naturally finds its place in the archipelago formed with the Philharmonie de Paris and the Cité de la Musique, La Villette and the Centre national de la danse (CND), where creation, interpretation, research and transmission come together to form a unique whole in Europe. The institution, which welcomes nearly 1,400 students, will celebrate 30 years of its installation on the La Villette site in December 2020.