Valérie Sagant is a French magistrate. Upon her graduation from the Institute of Political Science in Paris, she was appointed as investigating judge after being enrolled at the National School for magistrates. She was later in charge of prevention policy and assistance to victims of offences and drug abuse at the Ministry of Justice. She also worked for the next four years at the Délégation interministérielle à la Ville (DIV), and was responsible for crime prevention issues (social and cultural mediation, community policing and justice, local partnerships…). For three years, she headed the Department of expertise and international relations at the Ministry of Justice. Ms SAGANT joined ICPC in September 2005 and was appointed Director General in November 2005.