He received a master's degree from the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence.
He became a history teacher, first in Goussainville, and then in Paris, teaching from 1975 to 1985. He continued his political activity, which he had started at the age of 16, during that period, being a national delegate of the Rassemblement pour la République (RPR) from 1981 to 1986.
Karoutchi was a European delegate from 1997 to 1999 and Senator from Hauts-de-Seine from 1999 to 2007.
He was very active in the 2007 presidential campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy, with whom he has a close personal relationship.
Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament : 2007-2009.
Senate of France
Senator of Hauts-de-Seine : 1999-2007 (Became secretary of State in 2007). Reelected in 2004.
Vice-president of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France : 1994-1998.
Regional councillor of Ile-de-France : Since 1992. Reelected in 1998, 2004.
Deputy-mayor of Villeneuve-la-Garenne : Since 2008.
Municipal councillor of Villeneuve-la-Garenne : Since 2008.
Municipal councillor of Nanterre : 1989-1995.
Municipal councillor of Boulogne-Billancourt : 1995-2001.
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