- Chairman of the Management Board of Groupe BPCE
François Pérol has been Chairman of the Management Board of Groupe BPCE since its creation on August 1, 2009.
He is a graduate of the HEC School of Management and of the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po), as well as a former student at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), school for high-flying civil servants. François Pérol began his career in 1990 as an auditor in the General Inspectorate of Finance. In 1994, he was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Interdepartmental Commission for Industrial Restructuring (CIRI). In 1996, he moved to the French Treasury Department to assume responsibility as the head of the Financial Markets Office.
Between 1999 and 2001, he served as Secretary General of the Paris Club responsible for international negotiations with debtor countries. In 2001, he became Assistant Director responsible for business financing and development in the French Treasury Department before being appointed deputy Chief of Staff to Francis Mer, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry in the French Government, and remained at this position in 2004 when Nicolas Sarkozy was appointed Ministre d’Etat, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry. In 2005, he became a General Partner of the investment bank Rothschild & Cie. In May 2007, François Pérol was appointed deputy Secretary General at the Presidency of the French Republic.
From March 2 to August 1, 2009, François Pérol served as Chairman of the Management Board of Caisse Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne (CNCE) and Chief Executive Officer of Banque Fédérale des Banques Populaires (BFBP).