Charles Personnaz
3) Education, Training & skills
Member of the Selection Committee

Charles Personnaz is a historian and civil servant, having spent most of his career in the field of cultural heritage both at the French Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Culture. He has been Director of the National Heritage Institute (INP – Institut national du patrimoine) since 2019.
Charles Personnaz has a special interest and commitment to the preservation of Christian heritage in the Middle East. He has authored several books published in France about Byzantine and Greek history and cultural policy.

Etienne Poncelet
1) Conservation & Adaptive Reuse
Member of the Selection Committee

Etienne Poncelet, is Architecte en Chef des Monuments Historiques, responsible for the Arc de Triomphe and the 8th arrondissement of Paris, for the cities of Beauvais and Senlis and the estates of Chantilly and Pierrefonds, as well as for the French Antilles. As an architect he has restored over 300 monuments, and on the administrative level is the General Inspector for the historic monuments of Aquitaine and Normandy. He is also a corresponding member of the Académie d’Architecture. Internationally, he was active as President of the French ICOMOS Committee between 1997 and 2001, and as Vice-President of the Scientific Council of Europa Nostra since 1989

Bertrand de Feydeau
Heritage Awards Jury
Jury Member & Chair of the Heritage Awards Jury

Since July 2010, he is President of the Fondation des Bernardins.
He is also President of the Palladio Foundation, Vice-President of the Fondation du Patrimoine, Vice-President of the Vieilles Maisons Françaises and Vice-President of Europa Nostra.

After a legal education, Sciences Po and the Ecole du Louvre, Bertrand de Feydeau began his career in real estate (Union Internationale Immobilière Group) and participated, as Financial Director, in its development throughout the world between 1972 and 1982.

In 1982, he joined Claude Bébéar’s team as Director of real estate activities, a regional insurance group which, in a few years, under the name AXA, would become one of the world’s leading financial groups.

In 2000, at the request of Bishop Lustiger, he joined the Diocese of Paris as Director General of Economic Affairs and assumed responsibility for the restoration of the Collège des Bernardins, inaugurated in September 2008.