“Rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris”: Philippe Jost succeeds General Georgelin

At the age of 63, Philippe Jost, who was the deputy Jean-Louis Georgelin For almost four years, he took over the continuation of the renovation of the world-famous Gothic treasury.

Natural continuity

The Elysée opted for continuity by appointing this high-ranking official to lead the restoration project of Notre-Dame de Paris, badly damaged by fire in 2019.

As deputy general director of the public institution responsible for the restoration of the cathedral, Philippe Jost already assumed the temporary presidency after the death of General Georgelin on August 18.

Former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Emmanuel Macron appointed him in April 2019 to lead the reconstruction project after the tragic fire.

A nomination that was well received by the teams

The announcement of his appointment was well received by the teams public institution responsible for the reconstruction of the building, saying to myself “We are very satisfied with this choice and we hope for the smooth operation of the site”we read in the Agence France-Presse (AFP) dispatch of September 7.

The reopening of Notre-Dame it is still planned for December 2024, after the end of the Olympic Games in Paris.

Moreover, the public body responsible for the project specified this the work should not be affected by the Olympics. December 8 was set to reopen, a decision he supported General Georgelinand what Eliza and the diocese are still doing today.


  • Since 2019, deputy general director, then president of the public institution Rebâtir Notre-Dame de Paris.
  • From 2013 to 2019, teaching activities in mathematics.
  • From 1985 to 2013, management and managerial positions in the Ministry of Armed Forces, mainly within the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA).


  • Polytechnic (1980-1983)
  • National Higher School of Advanced Techniques (1983-1985)
  • Louvre School (1983-1986)
  • JF Kennedy School of Government – Boston (1998)

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