Born on 17 March 1978 in Caen, Boris Lefebvre now works for a leading financial intermediary firm in the City of London. He is also involved in community work through his Progressive Initiative foundation.
He is the second of three children – his father was a physical education teacher turned coach and his mother was also a teacher. His older sister Sonia was born in 1975 and his younger sister Olivia in 1984. After studies and internships in France and abroad, he settled in London.
Education and career
Boris Lefebvre went to school in Caen. His baccalaureate was in economics and social sciences, with options in sport and art.
In 1996, he began preparatory classes for business school entrance exams at Charles de Gaulle high school in Caen. In 1998, he won a place at Rouen Business School (now known as NEOMA), where he studied accounting, financial markets, management, financial control and business law.
A variety of internships, both in France and abroad, gave him experience of sales, marketing and finance. His last internship, where he held a front-office role, was in London.
He graduated in 2002 and decided to return to London to begin his career. He was quickly offered his first job in an investment bank.
He then joined a leading financial intermediary firm, where he is now a partner.
Boris Lefebvre co-founded Progressive Initiative, a charity that provides grants to underprivileged students.
Boris Lefebvre in politics
As a student, he was involved in politics as a member of the RPR youth movement. Between 2006 and 2012, he regularly attended meetings held by the London section of the UMP and was actively involved in all the party’s activities.
In 2014, the British delegation of the UMP (now Les Républicains) invited him to join their management team. He is responsible for the delegation’s external relations.
In June 2015, he organised a joint conference on Brexit with Les Républicains and the British Conservative party at Westminster.
Boris Lefebvre now works with the local teams in charge of the 2017 presidential and legislative election campaigns aimed at French people living in the UK and elsewhere abroad.