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Published on April 19, 2018

Robert Ophèle, Chairman

Robert Ophèle, graduated from the ESSEC business school, joined the Banque de France in 1981 and spent three years in banking supervision before joining the Monetary Studies and Statistics Directorate as an economist, specialising in the interaction between financial market developments and monetary policy. Following a secondment to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York between 1990 and 1991, he returned to the Banque de France as Head of the Budget Division, and subsequently took up the position of Director of the Management Control and Budget Directorate. In this role, he represented the Banque de France on various Eurosystem committees.

In July 2006, he was appointed Deputy Director General Economics and International Relations, with responsibility for monetary policy issues and for the Bank’s collaboration with universities. In June 2009 he was promoted to the position of Director General Operations, and took charge of market operations, the oversight of French payment systems, financial stability and customer banking services. While in this post, he actively participated in the work of various financial bodies (Chairman of the National SEPA Committee, Chairman of the Paris Robustesse group and of the Market Infrastructure group).

The 6 January 2012, Robert Ophèle became Second Deputy Governor of the Banque de France, and was appointed by the Governor to represent him as Chairman of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority - ACPR). He became a member of the college of the Autorité des marchés financiers (French Financial Markets Authority - AMF) iand of the Supervisory Board of the Caisse des Dépôts, and in January 2014, became a member of the Supervisory Board for the European Central Bank’s Single Supervisory Mechanism.

Benoît de Juvigny, Secretary General

Benoît de JuvignyBenoît de Juvigny entered the General Inspectorate of Finance in 1984. After serving in several positions at the finance ministry, he joined the Crédit Lyonnais group, where he held different posts in the fields of corporate banking and then mergers & acquisitions in Paris and Brussels.
He subsequently joined Banque Hervet and then the HSBC-CCF group, where he was responsible for strategy before being appointed a director and board member of Banque Dewaay in Brussels, a private banking and asset management subsidiary of the HSBC group. In October 2004, he joined the AMF as Head of the Investment Service Providers and Products Department. In August 2006, he was appointed managing director in charge of the Corporate Finance Directorate of the AMF. He became Secretary General in November 2012.
Benoît de Juvigny is an alumnus of Hautes Études Commerciales and Sciences Po Paris. He graduated from École Nationale d'Administration in 1984.

Natasha Cazenave, Managing Director of Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Directorate

Natasha Cazenave began her career at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance as part of the Valuation & Business Modelling team. She spent eight years working at Deminor, a consultancy firm specialised in the defence of minority shareholders rights, where she was in charge of collective actions for investors who suffered losses as a result of securities violations, and the promotion of best practices in the field of corporate governance. She holds a Master’s degree from the Paris Dauphine University in Banking, Finance and Insurance.

She joined the AMF in December 2010 as a senior policy officer in the Asset Management Regulation Division of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate. She became deputy head of that division in November 2011, and then head in 2012. At the international level, she was elected chair of IOSCO’s Policy Committee on investment management in September 2012.

On 2 February 2015, Natasha Cazenave was appointed Deputy to the Head of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate, whom she assisted during more than two years in all his responsibilities. In parallel, she was appointed co-Chair of the Financial Stability Board’s experts group on shadow banking, a group tasked with defining a more robust framework to address the potential risks that the asset management industry could represent for financial stability.

Astrid Milsan, Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Directorate and the Corporate Accounting and Auditing Directorate

Astrid Milsan, who holds degrees from ENA and Sciences Po in Paris, as well as a master’s in public law from Paris II University, is head council for the judges of the administrative courts and courts of appeal. She began her career in 1996 as a rapporteur at the administrative court of Versailles, and then held several positions from 1998 to 2003 in London, where she was head of project financing at Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG and then head of M&A at HSBC.

In 2003 she joined the French Government Shareholding Agency (APE) at the Ministry of Economic and Financial Affairs as government head of legal and financial engineering for market transactions. She joined the Treasury in 2006 for three years, during which she was head of office and secretary general of the interministerial committee for industrial restructuring (CIRI) and then deputy director of corporate and financial marketplace financing. She was also the government deputy auditor for the AMF Board during the same period. In 2009 she came back to APE, holding positions as deputy director for the energy sector and then the defence and service sector, after which she was appointed deputy head of the agency in 2013. She became the secretary general for human resources at the Directorate-General of the Treasury in 2015. She joined the AMF on 3 December 2018. Astrid Milsan was appointed Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Directorate and the Corporate Accounting and Auditing Directorate, effective 1 January 2019.

Philippe Sourlas, Managing Director in charge of the Asset Management Directorate

Philippe SourlasPhilippe Sourlas is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique. He also holds a Master’s degree in economic analysis and policy from the Paris School of Economics and a Bachelor of Law from Paris I La Sorbonne.

He began his career at the Inspection Générale des Finances in 2006, before joining the Autorité de Contrôle des Assurances et des Mutuelles (ACAM), which has since become the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), in 2008. He served in a number of roles there, working as an international expert and supervisor, deputy head of a supervision unit, and then head of an insurance supervision unit from 2011 to 2013. He then took over one of ACPR’s banking supervision divisions in 2014. He joined the AMF in July 2016 as Deputy Director of the Asset Management directorate. Philippe Sourlas was appointed Managing Director in charge of the Asset Management Directorate in January 2019.

Sophie Baranger, Managing Director in charge of the Investigation and Inspection Directorate

Sophie BarangerSophie Baranger joined the Commission des Opérations de Bourse in November 2000 as deputy head of the accounting affairs department after nine years at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, where she worked on audit and accounting policy. In November 2006, she was appointed head of corporate accounting and auditing at the AMF, then on 1 January 2011 she was assigned to head the Investigations and Market Supervision Directorate.
In April 2011, following the AMF’s reorganisation, she became head of the Investigation and Inspection Directorate.
Sophie Baranger is graduate of École Supérieure de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises in Amiens, with a certificate in advanced general management and a chartered accounting degree.

Philippe Guillot, Executive Director, Markets Directorate

Philippe GuillotPhilippe Guillot began his career in finance in 1987 at DKL James Capel (now HSBC), where he held various positions in the markets. In 1991 he joined Enskilda Securities as a market maker, first in Paris then in London. In 1998 he moved to Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux in Paris, taking over as head of Facilitation, before being appointed Group Trading Director in 2006, first in Paris then in London. During this time Philippe played an active part in numerous working groups and market bodies dealing with MiFID issues in Paris. He was a member of the Securities Trading Committee of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). He joined the AMF in march 2012. Mr Guillot holds a degree in private law from Paris XI University.

Anne Maréchal, Executive Director, Legal Affairs

Anne MaréchalAnne Maréchal began her career in 1983 as a commissioner in the Competition Department of the Ministry of the Economy. In 1993, she was appointed a senior civil servant within the Tax Legislation Department of that same ministry. In 1997, she joined the Commission des opérations de Bourse (the French securities exchange commission/COB), where she worked first in the research department and subsequently as Head of Market Supervision. After being admitted to the Paris bar in 1999, she joined law firm August & Debouzy before going on to manage the securities law department of Herbert Smith in Paris from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, she became a partner in the Corporate department of DLA Piper in Paris, where she heads the securities law department. She advises listed companies, investment banks and investment funds on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, securities issues, IPOs and financial reporting, as well as corporate governance and compliance. She also works on securities litigation cases. She has been appointed Executive Director of Legal Affairs, effective 1 October 2013. She joins the AMF’s Executive Committee. 

Anne Maréchal graduated from the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and holds a DEA post-master’s degree in European Community law.

François Ardonceau, Managing Director of Operations and Human Resources

François ArdonceauFrançois Ardonceau began his career in 1979 as secretary general of the French scouting association. In 1984, he joined Firmenich SA, where he held several positions: starting as chief financial officer, he became corporate secretary in 1993, deputy CEO in 1997, and then vice-president in charge of human resources for Europe. He served as chief executive until 2002. From 2002 to 2008, he was secretary general of Institut Catholique in Paris, before taking over as Director of Operations and Human Resources at the AMF, of which he became the deputy managing director in charge of Operations, Human Resources and Information Systems. He has been a member of the AMF executive committee since 2009.
François Ardonceau holds a master’s degree in finance, an Executive MBA from Hautes Études Commerciales and a diploma from INSEAD.

Claire Castanet, Executive Director of Retail Investor Relations

Claire CastanetClaire Castanet graduated from ESCP Europe and holds a Master’s degree in management science from the University of Paris-Saclay. claire_castanetAfter gaining experience in a variety of fields, including direct marketing, IT services and consulting, she joined Vendôme Associés, a recruitment firm specialising in the banking and financial sector. She carried out recruiting assignments for both retail banks and corporate and investment banks. In 1991, she became a partner and developed the firm’s Securities, Risk, Compliance and IT Systems business. In July 2002, she joined the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB), which a year later became the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). She started off in Human Resources development and in July 2008 was appointed Director of HR.

Charlotte Garnier-Peugeot, Executive Director of Communications

Charlotte Garnier-Peugeot, a graduate of CELSA, began her career in 1992 at the Sun Expansion internal communication agency. In 1994 she created the Fortiter corporate communication agency, working with numerous clients primarily in manufacturing and finance. After an assignment at the BBDO Corporate agency, from 1999 to 2002 she was Deputy Director of Communication at Crédit commercial de France (CCF), now HSBC France. She was named Head of Marketing and Communications at La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild France in 2002, then Group Head of Corporate Communications from 2007 to 2011, and Group Head of Communications and Marketing and a member of the Executive Committee from 2012 to 2017.

In parallel to her professional career, from 1997 to 2000 she taught corporate communication at CELSA. From 2011 to 2017, she was also an independent member of the supervisory board of the manufacturing company SAFT, acquired by the Total group in 2016.

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