Martin Malvy, born on 24 February 1936 in Paris, is Former Minister and Former President of the Regional Council Midi-Pyrénées (1998-2015).
After a law degree in the Faculty of Toulouse, Martin Malvy begins a career in journalism. He works in « Sud-Ouest », « la Nouvelle République » and « la Dépêche du Midi » between 1960 and 1977.
From the 1970s, Martin Malvy gets involved in politics. He is elected Member of the General Council of the Lot between 1970 and 2001, Mayor of Figeac (1977-2001) then first Deputy-mayor. Between 1972 and 2001, he also occupies the position of Vice-president then First Vice-president of the General Council of the Lot.
From 1978 to 1998, Martin Malvy is elected socialist Deputy of the Lot. He is First Vice-president of the National Assembly between 1981 and 1983. In 1984, he becomes Secretary of State of the Industrial restructuring and the Foreign Trade, in charge of the energy, under the government of Laurent Fabius.
Between 1989 and 1992, he chairs the Higher Electricity and Gas Council, he is also rapporteur of the Finance for European Affairs Committee.
Martin Malvy joins again the government in 1992, as Secretary of State to the Prime Minister Responsible for relations with Parliament and Government Spokesman. Martin Malvy is appointed Minister of the Budget in 1992-1993. From 1993 till 1995, he is President of the socialist group of the National Assembly. From 1998 to 2015, he is President of the Regional Council Midi-Pyrénées.
Martin Malvy is besides President of the National Association of Towns and Regions of Art and History and Towns with protected areas (ANVPAH and VSSP) and President of the Agglomeration community of Grand Figeac.