Just over three months after Vanina Nicoli’s departure for the Rhône prefecture, Le Havre again has a sub-prefect. Gilles Quenehervé was appointed to this position by a decree from the President of the Republic published on Tuesday July 5, 2022 in the Official Journal.
At the Ministry of Sports
Gilles Quenehervé is currently Director of Sports at the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports. A position he has held for more than three and a half years. Previously, he was sub-prefect of Morlaix from May 2017 to December 2018, after having been secretary general of the prefecture of Lot, sub-prefect of Cahors, but also chief of staff to the prefect of Côtes-d’Armor.
Before starting a career in the prefectural, Gilles Quenehervé was, from 2005 to 2009, a sports teacher at the Departmental Directorate of Youth and Sports of Val d’Oise, in charge of leading projects within the framework of sports relations -companies.
In 1992, he created his own company, MIT Management, a structure involved in the implementation of public relations actions. Four years earlier, in 1988, Gilles Quenehervé had been attached to the communication department of Sollac, a subsidiary of the Usinor Sacilor group.
A graduate of the Claude-Bernard University in Lyon, and passed by the Ena (National School of Administration) in 2011-2013 (promotion “Marie-Curie”), Gilles Quenehervé first accomplished a career as a sportsman level, who will then have perfectly succeeded in his professional retraining.
200 meter record holder
Born in 1966 in Paris, he was an athlete, specializing in the 200 meters between the mid-eighties and the very beginning of the 2000s. During this sporting career, Gilles Quenehervé rose to the highest world level in his discipline, as in 1987, where he ranked 4th at the European Indoor Championships in Liévin and at the World Indoor Championships in Indianapolis.
That same year, on July 9, in Italy, he set a new French record for the 200 meters in 20”36, thus improving by two hundredths of a second Pascal Barré’s previous record dating from 1979. At the world championships in Rome , he improved his own national record to 20”31. A few hours later, he will miss a hair to become world champion against the American Calvin Smith.
A new life
The Seoul Olympics followed in 1988. Gilles Quenehervé ranked 6th in the 200 meters. His last selection for the France team dates back to 1997 for the world championships in Athens. Four years later, he put an end to his career and then embarked on a new professional life.
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