Florence Robine has a teaching background in physics and holds the high-level French ‘agrégation’ qualification as well as a PhD in epistemology and science history. In 2004, she was appointed to the rank of inspector-general for the French Ministry of Education. Subsequently, she held the position of Chief Executive (rectrice) to the local education authorities of Guyana, Rouen and Créteil respectively. She has also served as an expert on the European Commission’s working group for Maths, Science and Technology. In 2014, Florence Robine was appointed as Director-General for Schools. She is member of the SDG-Education 2030 Unesco Steering Committee for the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) of the Global Sustainable Development Agenda.