Audry Azoulay will be the new Director General of UNESCO, having previously served as the culture and communications minister with the former French Government.
She was born in 1972 and graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris in 1996.
Azoulay studied at the National School of Management from 1999-2000.
She worked as Minister of Culture in 2016 and 2017 and worked toward protecting endangered heritage sites in areas of conflict.
She worked with the National Center for Cinema and Motion Picture in 2006, where she was the assistant director of audiovisual; director of finance and legal affairs; and director general of audiovisual.
She is replacing Irina Bokova.