Gaëtan Bruel is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, with an academic background as a historian. Throughout his career he has specialized in cultural issues, working at multiple French ministries, and overseeing two of France's most important national monuments. Since 2017, he has been an adviser to the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of the Americas and cultural diplomacy. In this position, he closely followed the political, military, economic, commercial and cultural relationship between France and United States, while working on French Cultural diplomacy around the world. He previously worked at the French Ministry of Culture, as an administrator of the Arc de Triomphe and the Panthéon. He has also worked at the French Ministry of Defense, as adviser to the Minister in charge of culture.