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Thierry Breton - Macron's 2nd pick takes charge of the Internal Market

With a past as both a politician and businessman, Breton is tasked with the Internal Market portfolio responsible for dossiers concerning industry and services, defence, space, audiovisual and tourism.

He has a background in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and national defense, and throughout his career he led different companies, from small systems-analysis ones to large national companies such as Thomson Multimedia and France Télécom. His latest role was as Chairman and CEO of Atos, an IT company that he had been leading since 2008. Once he was proposed as Commissioner, he pledged he would resign and sell his shares in the company to avoid any conflict of interest.