Philippe Heim is 52 years old. He is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe), the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA).
Philippe Heim began his career in 1997 in the French Civil Service at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where he held several positions before being appointed Economic Advisor to the French Embassy in Singapore.
In 2003, he was appointed as Technical Advisor to Francis Mer, the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry at the time. The following year, he became Budget Advisor to Nicolas Sarkozy, who was then Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry.