President of the Autorité de la concurrence, Paris
Benoît Cœuré is now President of the Autorité de la concurrence. In January 2022, he was appointed by decree of the President of the French Republic. A graduate of the Ecole polytechnique and the Ensae, Benoît Cœuré also holds a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in economic analysis and policy and a degree in Japanese.
After working at the Insee, Benoît Cœuré joined the Department of the administration of the Treasury as economic advisor to the Director of the Treasury. Benoît Cœuré managed the State’s cash and debt, then defended France’s position in international trade and financial negotiations, particularly during the global financial crisis of 2008/2009. Deputy Director General of the Treasury between 2009 and 2011, he lead the foreign trade support policy and general reflection on France’s economic policy as Chief Economist of the Directorate General of the Treasury.
A member of the Executive Board and of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank from 2012 to 2018, he was responsible for market transactions, the supervision of market infrastructures and European and international relations. Chairing the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures of the Bank for International Settlements for six years, he focused on the digitisation of payment systems, the rise of crypto assets and the emergence of tech giants in financial services, notably through its October 2019 report to G7 finance ministers and central bank governors on “stable coins”. In 2019, Benoît Cœuré took over as head of the innovation division of the Bank for International Settlements.