New membership of the General Management Committee
Acting on a proposal by François Pérol, the Supervisory Board of Groupe BPCE convened a meeting on April 22, 2016 chaired by Pierre Valentin to approve the new membership of the General Management Committee and Management Board of BPCE, whose term in office will expire in 2020.
Chaired by François Pérol, the new General Management Committee is comprised of seven members :
Laurent Mignon, Chief Executive Officer of Natixis.
Laurent Roubin, who joins the General Management Committee in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer, in charge of the Commercial Banking and Insurance division.
In this position he succeeds Jean-Yves Forel, Chief Executive Officer, who will assume responsibility for Transformation and Business Efficiency on the General Management Committee. Jean-Yves Forel will supervise Information Systems, processes, and payment solutions. He will also be responsible for coordinating and managing the Group’s new cost-synergies program.
Catherine Halberstadt, Chief Executive Officer in charge of Group Human Resources and Internal Communications and of the Corporate Secretary’s Office of BPCE SA.
Marguerite Bérard-Andrieu, who has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, assumes responsibility for Group Finance and retains her previous position in charge of Strategy, Legal Affairs division and Secretary to the Supervisory Board. Daniel Karyotis, who until now assumed responsibility for the Finance and Operations divisions, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Banque Populaire Massif central and, in this capacity, will oversee the plan to merge with Banque Populaire Loire et Lyonnais and Banque Populaire des Alpes.
Jacques Beyssade, Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for Risks, Compliance, and Permanent Control.
The Management Board, chaired by François Pérol, will be comprised of Marguerite Bérard-Andrieu, Catherine Halberstadt, Laurent Mignon and Laurent Roubin.
François Pérol, aged 52, 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 Rapporteur, and subsequently 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, in 2002, 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).
Laurent Mignon, aged 52, has been Chief Executive Officer of Natixis since May 2009. He was also a member of the BPCE General Management Committee prior to becoming a member of the Groupe BPCE Management Board in August 2013. Laurent Mignon is Chairman of credit insurance group Coface and Natixis Global Asset Management, as well as a member of the Board at French specialty chemicals group Arkema. He is a graduate of Paris business school HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales) and the Stanford Executive Program. He held various posts at Banque Indosuez over a period of more than ten years, from the trading floor to investment banking, then in 1996 joined Schroders Bank in London. He moved to French insurer AGF in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed member of the Executive Committee in 1998 and subsequently Deputy CEO in charge of Banque AGF, AGF Asset Management and AGF Immobilier (real estate) in 2002. He then became Deputy CEO in charge of Life Insurance, Financial Services and Credit Insurance in 2003, and later CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee in 2006. Between September 2007 and May 2009, Laurent Mignon was General Partner at Oddo et Cie, alongside Philippe Oddo.
Laurent Roubin, aged 46, has been appointed to the Management Board of Groupe BPCE and Chief Executive Officer in charge of the Commercial Banking and Insurance division. A graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris school of engineering, of the Stanford Executive Program and holder of a post-graduate diploma (DESS) awarded by the University of Paris-Dauphine, Laurent Roubin began his career in Groupe Compagnie Bancaire in 1992 first in the group’s holding company and subsequently in the risk management department of Cetelem Spain. In 1996, he joined the Banks & Financial Institutions Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consultants, of which he became Director in 2000. In 2002, he was appointed to the Management Board of the Caisse d’Epargne du Pas-de-Calais, responsible for finance and risk. In 2005, he joined Ixis Asset Management and become Director of Operations of Natixis Asset Management. In 2008, he joined the Caisse Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne to coordinate the development of the Caisses d’Epargne for major corporate and institutional accounts. In 2009, he assumed responsibility as Director of Commercial Development for the Caisses d’Epargne in BPCE. Since 2011, Laurent, Roubin served as Chairman of the Management Board of the Caisse d’Epargne Picardie.
Jean-Yves Forel, aged 54, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, responsible for Transformation and Operational Excellence. A graduate of Sciences Po Grenoble with a degree in economics, he began his career in 1983 at Banque Populaire des Alpes. In 1992, after working in retail banking, he was appointed Director of Operations and subsequently, in 1995, General Manager. In 1997, he joined Banque Populaire Bretagne-Atlantique as a General Manager in charge of business development and responsible for managing the business line subsidiaries. In 2000, he was appointed Director of Business Development at Banque Fédérale des Banques Populaires, and became a member of the General Management Committee in 2001. In 2003, he moved to Natexis Banques Populaires where he was appointed to the General Management Committee and nominated Director of the banking, financial and technological services function. In 2005, he was appointed Director of the Specialized Financial Services division. In November 2006, he became a member of the Executive Management Committee and Director of the Specialized Financial Services division of Natixis. Since December 2012, Jean-Yves Forel served as a member of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer in charge of Commercial Banking and Insurance of Groupe BPCE.
Marguerite Bérard-Andrieu, aged 38, has been made a member of the Management Board of Groupe BPCE and appointed Chief Executive Officer in charge of the Group Finance, Strategy, Legal Affairs divisions and Group Company Secretary. Since July 2012, she served on the General Management Committee, responsible for Strategy, Legal Affairs, the Group Company Secretary’s Office and Compliance. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of SCOR. A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po) and the University of Princeton, and a former student at the ENA school for high-flying civil servants, Marguerite Bérard-Andrieu began her career in 2004 in the General Inspectorate of Finance. From 2007 to 2010, she served as a technical advisor and, subsequently, advisor to the President of the French Republic, responsible for question related to employment and social protection. She then ran, from November 2010 to May 2012, the Office of the Minister of Labor, Employment and Health in the French government.
Catherine Halberstadt, aged 57, is a member of the Management Board of Groupe BPCE and Chief Executive Officer in charge of Group Human Resources and Internal Communications and of the Corporate Secretary’s Office of BPCE SA. She graduated from the Clermont-Ferrand Ecole supérieure de commerce business school and holds a higher bookkeeping diploma in addition to a degree in law. She also studied for an MBA at the University of Kansas. She served as Chief Executive Officer of Banque Populaire du Massif Central since September 2010, after being appointed CEO of Natixis Factor. Throughout her career, she has held various positions in Banque Populaire du Massif Central as Deputy CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Human Resources and Organization.
Jacques Beyssade, aged 52, is Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for Risks, Compliance, and Permanent Control and, since February 2016, a member of the General Management Committee of Group BPCE. A graduate of the Paris business school HEC, Jacques Beyssade began his career as a financial analyst for the Crédit Lyonnais in London before holding various positions in this bank in Paris and London. He was then appointed head of the Champs-Elysées Corporate Business Center and Country Manager for Korea. When the Crédit Lyonnais was taken over by Crédit Agricole – which would lead to the creation of CACIB – he assumed responsibility for the credit markets in New York and was promoted, at the end of 2005, to the position of Head of Capital Market Activities for the Asia-Pacific region. At the end of 2008, he moved to Natixis to identify and organize the management of assets managed on a run-off basis before being appointed Head of the Risks Department in 2009. Since 2015, he served as Chief Risk Officer, and member of the Executive Committee, of Groupe BPCE.