Macron was appointed Deputy Secretary-General in François Hollande’s first government in May 2012, having been a member of the Socialist Party from 2006 to 2009. He was appointed Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in 2014 under the Second Valls government, where he pushed through business-friendly reforms.
He resigned in August 2016 to launch a bid in the 2017 presidential election. In November 2016, Macron declared that he would run in the election under the banner of En Marche!, a centrist political movement he founded in April 2016, and won the election on 7 May 2017.
As the chief of one of two strongest countries in the EU Macron’s influence on EU is substantial. He will be trying to use his influence to try to give Britain a deal which suits big exporters such as France itself and Germany.
He is against giving Britain a deal which includes access to the single market and for good reason. By restricting Britain’s access to the EU trade-zone, France and Germany might establish what can be called an ‘Oligopoly’, especially in the finance sector.
He would want Britain to pay for unrestricted access to the single market, which obviously works out in EU’s favour.