Christian Noyer is Governor of the Banque de
France. He held a range of senior positions within the Treasury in the
Ministry of Economy and Finance since 1976, including head of Treasury.
He was appointed Vice President of the European Central Bank in 1998 when
the institution was set up in Frankfurt, and occupied this position until
2002. His European and international experience includes several years
serving on the European Monetary Committee, the position of alternate for
the Minister of Finance at the OECD, the G7 and the G10, the position of
alternate Governor at the IMF and World Bank, and the chairmanship of the
Paris Club (1993–1997). He is a member of the Governing Council and General
Council of the European Central Bank, Chairman of the Bank for International
Settlements and Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund.