Damien Cazé was born on 21 July 1967.
A graduate of IEP Paris and a civil engineer from Les Ponts ParisTech, Damien Cazé also graduated from the ESSEC business school and is a former student of ENA.
In 1996, he joined the French Court of Auditors.
In 2002, he was called in as technical advisor to the minister of agriculture, and then became the prime minister’s technical advisor.
In 2005, he joined the Ministry of Agriculture as the director of marine fisheries and aquaculture.
From 2008 to 2010, he became the director of maritime affairs at the Ministry of Ecology.
In 2010, he was appointed CEO of Universcience.
In May 2017, he was appointed head of department in charge of ecology, transport, energy, housing and agriculture issues at the French prime minister’s office. Damien Cazé has been Director General of Civil Aviation since 16 September 2020.