General Director : Julien Boucher

Ofpra is overseen by a Director-General appointed by decree of the President of the Republic, upon joint proposal of the Minister for Asylum and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The decisions concerning asylum applications are issued in the name of the Director-General. To that end, he delegates his signing authority to the officials he designates.

Portrait de Julien Boucher

The Director-General drafts and implements the Board's deliberations and oversees Ofpra, whose departments are placed under his authority. In this regard, he is the authorising officer for the institution's revenue and expenditure, and represents Ofpra in legal proceedings and in all instances of civilian life; he recruits, appoints and oversees permanent and contractual staff; he chairs Ofpra's diverse joint bodies; he signs the contracts and agreements binding the institution and gives an account of his management activity to the Board of Directors.

Finally, Ofpra's Director-General exercises powers specific to the protection mission assigned to Ofpra. Accordingly, he is authorised to certify the family situation and civil status of protected persons as they result from past events or facts that took place in the country.


Biographie de M. Julien Boucher

Né le 5 août 1976

Diplômé de l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (1998), M. Boucher a obtenu une maîtrise de droit public (1999), puis a été élève de l’École nationale d’administration (major de la promotion "Copernic").

Carrière professionnelle

  • 2000 – 2002 : scolarité à l’École nationale d’administration
  • 2002 – 2003 : Auditeur de 2e classe au Conseil d’État
  • 2003 – 2005 : Auditeur de 1e classe au Conseil d’État
  • 2005 – 2017 : Maître des requêtes au Conseil d’État
  • 2007 – 2008 : Co-responsable du centre de documentation du Conseil d’État
  • 2007 : Rapporteur du groupe de travail sur la déontologie des membres du Conseil d’État
  • 2007 : Rapporteur auprès de la commission chargée de l’élaboration du Livre blanc sur la défense et la sécurité nationale
  • 2008 – 2012 : Rapporteur public près l’assemblée du contentieux et les autres formations de jugement du Conseil d’État
  • 2011 – 2012 : Conseiller pour les affaires constitutionnelles auprès du secrétaire général du Gouvernement
  • 2012 – 2019 : Directeur des affaires juridiques, au secrétariat général du ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire et du ministère de la Cohésion des territoires
  • 2013 : Membre du groupe de travail chargé d’expertiser les recours administratifs abusifs contre les permis de construire (Plan d’investissement pour le logement), présidé par Daniel Labetoulle
  • Depuis 2017 : Conseiller d’État
  • Depuis 2019 : Directeur général de l’Office français de protection des réfugiés et apatrides


Secretary-General : Jean-François Saliba
The Secretary-General is appointed by the Director-General after consulting with Ofpra's Board of Directors. He stands in for the Director-General when the latter is absent or unavailable.

He supervises Ofpra's overall performance and monitors the departments' activity in liaison with the staff. He proposes adjustments in the way the departments are organised and allocates the necessary means for carrying out their mission.

He is in charge of coordinating the operational departments and of administrative and financial matters. In this respect, he implements the policy bearing on recruitment, human resource management and management modernisation within the institution, coordinates the budget preparation and implementation exercises and ensures the governance of IT projects. He is tasked with Ofpra's real estate management and the public reception conditions.



Chief of Staff : Sophie Pegliasco

The Chief of Staff helps to define the institution's strategic objectives and policy.

She also coordinates the public relations and communications policy, monitoring of the general activity and work organisation.

She is responsible for the external dimension of the Office (outside protection missions, relations with institutional and associative partners as well as with Parliament and the government, etc.).

Finally, she manages emergency situations and the Ofpra Director-General's specific business (reported cases).