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François Pérol

Chairman of the Management Board of BPCE and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crédit Foncier

François Pérol began his career in 1990 as an Inspector General in the French Finance Ministry (Inspection générale des finances). In 1994, he became Deputy Secretary General of France’s Interministerial Committee on Industrial Restructuring (CIRI). In 1996, he was appointed to the French Treasury as Head of the Financial Markets Office.

From 1999 to 2001, he was Secretary General of the Club de Paris responsible for International Debt Negotiations. He was Deputy Head of Corporate Financing and Development at the Treasury in 2001 and in 2002 was appointed Deputy Head of the cabinet of Francis Mer, Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry, then Deputy Head of the cabinet of Nicolas Sarkozy, Minister of State and Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry in 2004.

In 2005, he became a managing partner at Rothschild&Cie.

In May 2007, he was appointed Deputy Secretary General to the President of the French Republic.

In March 2009, François Pérol became Chairman of the Management Board of Caisse Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne and Chief Executive Officer of Banque Fédérale des Banques Populaires.

François Pérol currently serves as Chairman of the Management Board of Groupe BPCE. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Natixis.

A graduate of the HEC business school and the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, he is a former student of the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA).