Speech by Mr François VILLEROY de GALHAU, Governor of the Banque de France, regarding the COVID crisis


Mercredi 31.03.21
15:00 - 16:30


8000 Bruges

On 31 March 2021 at 15h00, the Governor of the Banque de France,  Mr François VILLEROY de GALHAU, has given a speech entitled "Why is Europe lagging economically behind the US?".

In case you would have missed this, you can still have a look on :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLbZ3kzy9J4 2021.03.31_college_deurope_v2.pdf
To consult the slides, please click here.

François Villeroy de Galhau has been Governor of the Banque de France since 2015. An ENA graduate and a former Inspector of Finance, he joined the French Treasury in 1988 and held various posts in ministerial cabinets, at the French Treasury, then at the Permanent Representation of France in Brussels, before becoming Chief of Staff to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry in 1997. Appointed Head of the General tax Directorate in 2000, he became CEO of Cetelem in 2003, then headed the retail banking activities of BNP Paribas in France (2008) and served as COO of BNP Paribas Group, from December 2011 until May 2015. At this date, the French government entrusted him with an assignment on corporate investment financing.

The event has been moderated by Prof. Béatrice DUMONT.

This event, organised by the European Economic Studies Department, was open to all students and the public.