Jean-Dominique Giuliani was born on 5th February 1956 and graduated in law from the Institute for Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence. He was also an auditor at the French Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale, IHEDN) (Promotion Soleil Levant” – 44th session).
In 1979 he started work for the international relations department of the Ministry of Agriculture. Two years later he joined the Centrist Union at the Senate as Secretary General. He remained at this post until 1992. He then became the principal private secretary to the President of the Senate, René Monory until 1998.
He was appointed 'Maître des Requêtes' at the 'Conseil d’État' in 1995. He resigned from this position to dedicate himself fully to his work for the President of the Senate.
Jean-Dominique Giuliani joined the general directorate of the Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS Sofres) and in 2001 he created his own international consulting group: J-DG.COM International Consultants of which he is chairman.
Since 2000 he has chaired the Robert Schuman Foundation, a well known French think-tank which works towards promoting Europe and studies on Europe.
He has also published a number of books including: Marchands d'influence, les lobbies en France, Le Seuil (Paris, 1991); Plaidoyer pour l'élargissement and Atlas des nouveaux membres, 2 tomes, Notes de la Fondation Robert Schuman (Paris, 2002); Quinze + Dix, le grand élargissement, Albin Michel (Paris 2003); L'élargissement de l'Europe, in the series « Que sais-je », PUF (Paris, 2004); Un Européen très pressé, Editions du moment (mai 2008).
Due to his expertise with regard to European issues he often writes articles on the subject. He also takes part in many conferences.
Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
Officer of the Order of Merit of the French Republic
Commander of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany,
Commander of the Order of Gediminas of Lithuania, Commander of the National Service of Romania.