Former member of the Council of Economic Advisers to Dominique de Villepin and François Fillon brings broad-ranging experience to the association

Valérie Plagnol is an independent economist, strategy consultant, scientific advisor and chief economist for BIPE (a consulting firm in strategic analysis and economic foresight). She succeeds Jean Paul Betbeze, who remains a member of the Executive Board.

Valérie has held several key economic advisory roles to both public and private institutions in France and overseas. She was a member of the Conseil d’analyse économique (Council of Economic Analysis), advising French Prime Ministers Dominique de Villepin and François Fillon respectively, from 2006 to 2010. She also chaired France’s Société d’Economie Politique, an esteemed group of political economy experts, from 2012 to 2016. She has been a member of the Conference of Business Economists in Washington since 2003.

The President of the French Senate appointed her to the Haut Conseil des Finances Publiques (High Council of Public Finances) in 2015, under the First President of the Cour des Comptes, an institution that audits the public accounts of the French state.

Valérie’s career began at Nomura Securities in Tokyo in 1990. She joined Crédit Suisse First Boston in London as a senior economist in 1994, then HSBC France (CCF) as Chief Strategist. In 2001 she joined Crédit Mutuel – CIC, where she became Head of Research and Strategy and was also responsible for analysis of key financial markets. From 2010 to 2014, she was Head of International Research for Crédit Suisse’s private banking business.

Valérie graduated from Sciences-Po Paris, HEC Paris and Keio University in Tokyo. She is a Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit in France. She actively participates in public debate by writing opinion columns as well as speaking to the media. She also appears as a commentator for BFM Business.