Senegalese born Sibeth Ndiaye is one of the crucial people behind the successful campaign that has seen Emmanuel Macron becomes the new President of France.
The 37 year old Sibeth, a naturalized French in June 2006, is pretty much unknown to the general public is the ‘Olivia Pope’, in charge of all communications with Macron.
The young lady got her job with Claude Bartolone’s press department after graduating with a DESS in health economics. Bartolone was the president of the Seine-Saint-Denis General Council from 2008 to 2012.
Sibeth ended up working in Emmanuel Macron’s press department when he became the Minister of Economy and Finance in the second Valls Cabinet on 26 August 2014, replacing Arnaud Montebourg.
From her experience as an activist with Unef, a student union close to the Socialist Party (PS), Sibeth went up the ranks of the PS until she was elected national secretary in charge of early childhood in 2009; part of the knowledge that she drew from when she became part of Macron’s campaign team.
“She is very close to Emmanuel Macron and is present everywhere,” said journalist Laurence Haïm, who joined the movement in January 2017 to become its spokesperson.
Since her story was shared on the documentary “Emmanuel Macron, behind the scenes of a victory” broadcast on TF1, she has become much loved in France.