Born in 1930 in Lyon, Jean-Louis Arnaud was a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, graduate studies in private law, Roman law and legal history at the Faculty of Paris.
He was editor in chief of Agence France Presse, where he led several offices abroad (Leopoldville, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, New Delhi, Saigon and Madrid). He also led the European office of the Spanish media group which published after the death of Franco weekly Cambio 16 and Diario 16, and the foreign service of the Matin de Paris, where he was also the diplomatic correspondent.
Finally he worked thereafter as the Quotidien de Paris for European Affairs and the Express, where he helped launch the magazine Belvedere.
He died in March 2011.
Jean-Louis Arnaud was a consultant of the Jacques Delors Institute between 1996 and 2005, he co-authored Memoirs of Jacques Delors.
He was the author of an essay on the war in Indochina “Saigon d’un Vietnam à l’autre” (Gallimard), of collection of economic reports “Voyage en France” (Pierre Horay) and of a novel “A chacun sa
bière” (Pierre Horay).