Amélie de Montchalin (born 19 June 1985) is a French politician representing La République En Marche! She was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the sixth constituency of department of Essonne.
De Montchalin was born in Lyon. She comes from an agricultural family from the Plateau de Saclay. She entered HEC Paris in 2005, graduating with a master’s degree in management in 2009. During her studies she worked as an intern for Valérie Pécresse in the National Assembly.
From 2009-12 she worked as an economist in charge of Eurozone analysis for Exane BNP Paribas. She then studied at from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, graduating with a Master of Public Administration in 2014. From September 2014 she worked at the insurance firm AXA on issues related to global public policy, data protection and climate change.
Before joining En Marche!, De Montchalin identified as on the political center-right. She has spoken of becoming disenchanted with Francois Fillon and of being inspired by Emmanuel Macron’s reformist and pro-European stance, and also by what she perceives as his willingness to prioritize skills over political experience.
In the 2017 legislative elections she was elected with 61.34% of the vote, defeating her opponent Françoise Couasse of the Union of Democrats and Independents. Turnout was low at 41.25%.
She is a member of the Finance Commission (Commission des Finances), a parliamentary committee that scrutinizes public spending.