Emmanuel Saliot is a French senior civil servant at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (Inspection générale des finances) with 23 years of experience in the public sector. He is currently seconded as an adviser on Security and Defense at the Council of the EU since January 2017, leading on various security issues including cybersecurity and new technologies, counterfinancing, Sub-Saharan Africa, CBRNe, development policy and defense.
Since 2010 he was serving at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where he participated and led some audit missions on various public policies for the Government. In addition, he was seconded as an expert on economic topics in the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Trade (2012), and he hold the position of Chief of Operating Officer of the French African Foundation for a shared growth, aimed at creating a network of African and French businessmen (2014-2016).
He was previously a Senior Supply Officer in the French Navy, where he served for 14 years (1996-2010). He started on board 3 warships, was appointed Head of Counter pollution and Maritime litigation at the Maritime Coastguard Agency for Channel and North Sea in Cherbourg, then joined the cabinet of the Chief of Defence in Paris before joining the cabinet of the President of the EU military Committee in Brussels.
Emmanuel Saliot is graduated in Politics (Sciences Po Paris, 1996) and in European Law at Free University of Brussels (2008). He is a member of the German Marshall Fund (MMF alumni) and lecturer at Sciences Po Paris in public policy management.