Benoît Cœuré has been President of the Autorité de la Concurrence (French Competition Authority) since 2022. Previously, he was Head of the Innovation Division of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) from 2019 to 2022 and Chairman of the BIS Payments and Market Infrastructure Committee. He was also a member of the Executive Board of the ECB from 2012 to 2018.

Prior to joining the ECB, he served in various positions at the French Treasury and the French debt management office. Between 2007 and 2009, he was France’s Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Trade and Development, co-chair of the Paris Club, and G8 and G20 Finance Sous-Sherpa for France. From 2009 to 2011, he was Deputy Director General and Chief Economist at the French Treasury.

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 bachelor’s degree in Japanese.

He has authored articles and books on economic policy, the international monetary system and the economics of European integration.