Benoît Machuel - General Secretary, International Federation of Musicians (FIM)

Benoît has been General Secretary of FIM since September 2002.

Before that, he developed a career as a professional musician spanning twenty years, both as a cellist and a gambist in various French symphony andopera orchestras, and other musical ensembles.  As such he made a number of recordings and tours in France and abroad.

He also worked as Artistic Director for French CD labels dedicated to classical and contemporary music.

Between 1995 and 2002, he was a national representative of SNAM (French musicians union).

He holds two Master’s degrees, in Computer Sciences (ABD) and in Business Administration.