Benoît Cœuré

President, French Competition Authority

Benoît Cœuré has been the President of the French Competition Authority, Autorité de la Concurrence since January 2022. In 2020 and 2021, he was Head of the Innovation Hub of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and a member of its Executive Committee. Between 2012 and 2019, he was a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), where he was responsible for international and European relations, market operations and the oversight of payment systems. He was a member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union, and chaired the BIS Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures. In the latter capacity, he delivered a report to G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in October 2019, investigating the impact of global stablecoins.

Prior to joining the ECB, Mr Cœuré served in various policy positions at the French Treasury, including as Chief Executive of the debt management office, Agence France Trésor, Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Trade and Development, and Deputy Director General and Chief Economist. He was the co-Chair of the Paris Club between 2007 and 2009.

Mr Cœuré is a graduate of the École polytechnique in Paris. He holds an advanced degree in statistics and economic policy from the École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique (ENSAE) and a B.A. in Japanese. He has been an affiliate professor at École polytechnique and at Sciences Po. He has coauthored articles and books on economic policy, the international monetary system and the economics of European integration, including Economic Policy: Theory and Practice (Oxford University Press).

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