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Benoît Cœuré is appointed President of the Competition Authority - Le Monde de Droit: The Legal Professor magazine

Benoît Cœuré is appointed President of the Competition Authority - Le Monde de Droit: The Legal Professor magazine

By decree of the President of the Republic of January 20, 2022, published on January 21 in the Official Journal, Benoît Cœuré is appointed President of the Competition Authority after having been auditioned by the Chambers in charge of economic affairs of the National Assembly andof the Senate, which approved its candidacy.

The first statement by Benoît Cœuré: "The competition policy, I am convinced, is a powerful lever at the service of the purchasing power and the competitiveness of our businesses and I wanted to tell you how honored I am andEnthusiastic about directing this beautiful institution which will take many challenges in the coming years and fully play its role in the service of the French economy.»»

He succeeds Isabelle de Silva who joined the Council of State as assistant president of the social section, after a 5-year term and to the vice-president Emmanuel Combe who assured the interim of mid-October2021 to today.

A graduate of the École Polytechnique and the National School of Statistics and the Economic Administration (ENSAE), Benoît Cueuré also holds a DEA of Economic Analysis and Policy and a Japanese license.

After having worked at INSEE, Benoît Cœuré joined the Treasury Department in quality in particular of economic advisor to the Treasury Director.Benoît Cœuré managed the cash and debt of the State, then defended the position of France in international trade and financial negotiations, especially during the global financial crisis of 2008/2009.Deputy Director General of the Treasury between 2009 and 2011, he piloted the policy of support for foreign trade and general reflection on the economic policy of France as the Chief Economist of the General Directorate of the Treasury.

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Member of the Management Board and the Council of Governors of the European Central Bank from 2012 to 2018, he was responsible for market operations, monitoring market infrastructure and European and international relations.

Chairing for six years the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure of the Bank of International Regulations, it was interested in the digitization of payment systems, the rise of active crypto and the emergence of the giants of theTechnology in financial services, in particular through its October 2019 report to finance ministers and the governors of G7 central banks on "stable corners"».

In 2019, Benoît Cueuré took the lead of the Innovation Pole of the Bank of International Regulations, which assists central banks in their digital experiments, especially in the field of payments, digital currency and banking control.

In March 2020, the Prime Minister responsible for chairing the committee responsible for assessing emergency aid to companies against the COVVI-19 pandemic then the recovery plan.

Benoît Cœuré is also president of Cepremap, member of the Council of the Paris School of Economy and member of the high-level advisory group on post-Cavid challenges with the European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni.

He is the author of articles and books on economic policy, the international monetary system and the economy of European integration.

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