Benoît Machuel (France) has been General Secretary of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) since September 2002.
Before that, he developed a career as a professional musician for twenty years, both as a cellist and a gambist in various French symphony | opera orchestras and musical ensembles. He took part as such in a number of recordings and tours in France and abroad.
He also worked as Artistic Director for French CD labels dedicated to classical and contemporary music.
Between 1995 and 2002, he has been a national representative of SNAM (French musicians union).
He holds two Master’s degrees, in Computer Sciences and in Business Administration.