Economy. Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani proposed as president of the Autorité des marchés financiers

The current general secretary of Bercy Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani is on her way to becoming the first president of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). Her candidacy was accepted by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, at the proposal of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, to carry out a five-year non-renewable term as president of the French stock market police. Therefore, she should succeed Robert Ophèle, whose mandate ended at the end of July.

ENA graduate Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, 55, exhibits a career that she described as “very varied” to “dominant in the public sector” in an interview granted in 2020 to the ENA alumni association , the national school of administration replaced by the National Institute of Public Service (INSP) this year. Her appointment would reconnect with the tradition of appointing an enarque at the head of the French stock market police, Robert Ophèle was the first president of the AMF who did not follow this path.

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He has also worked for the private banking sector. From 2014 to 2019 she was executive director of the French Banking Federation (FBF), an organization that defends the interests of the banking sector, and previously she held the position of deputy executive director of the National Federation of Crédit Agricole for three years. her, where she dealt with financial, banking, legal, fiscal and European matters.

In his Linkedin account he says that he is passionate about “financial regulation, Europe, transformation, sustainable development”. Appropriate topics of interest in view of the topics that should occupy his mandate: European regulation of crypto assets, support for the rise of sustainable finance and the fight against greenwashing in this area.

Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani’s profile was chosen during an open selection process, organized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance for the second time in connection with the appointment of the president of the AMF. At the beginning of September, some twenty actors who called themselves “well-known defenders of savers” had supported the candidacy of Guillaume Prache, director of Better Finance, an organization for the defense of the interests of European savers.

On twitterMEP Aurore Lalucq wondered about the choice of an “old banking lobby to supervise… finances” and “be at the head of an independent authority”.

Former Fillon firm

Avant son post de secrétaire générale du ministère de l’Economie, debuted in December 2019, Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani avait eu première expérience au gouvernement as directed by the adjointe du cabinet of François Fillon from 2010 to 2012, lorsqu’il était Prime Minister.

Former student of Sciences-Po Paris and ENA – Léon Gambetta class (1991-1993) – Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, spent a long period in the direction of the Treasury, from 1993 to 1997, then from 2002 to 2007 and worked for three years at the General Inspectorate of Finance starting in 2012. From 1997 to 1999, she was financial attaché at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels. From February to May 2000, she very briefly held the position of technical adviser in charge of European affairs in the cabinet of the Socialist Economy Minister Christian Sautter.

Born in 1967 in Corrèze and mother of two children, Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani still maintains links with the higher education establishments she attended, as president of the “finance” group of the Sciences Po Alumni Association and administrator of the National Institute of Public Administration (INSP).

Parliament still has to rule on his candidacy: “This appointment project is taken over by the President of the National Assembly and the President of the Senate, so that the interested commission of each of the assemblies decides under the conditions provided” by the Constitution. specifies the Elysée press release. Meanwhile, Jean-Claude Hassan, a member of the AMF Board since 2013, will take over the interim presidency, as has been the case since the end of former president Robert Ophèle’s term on July 31.

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