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Benoît Coeuré soon to head the Competition Authority

2021-11-29T19:47:58.580Z

According to several sources, the polytechnician should be appointed soon. Economist Benoît Coeuré should soon be appointed president of the Competition Authority, according to corroborating sources. He still has to see Emmanuel Macron for the selection process to be completed, "but it is well underway" , admits a person close to the file. See also Digital technology has become a major subject for the Competition Authority Since the non-renewal of Isabelle de Silva in



Economist Benoît Coeuré should soon be appointed president of the Competition Authority, according to corroborating sources.

He still has to see Emmanuel Macron for the selection process to be completed,

"but it is well underway"

, admits a person close to the file.

See also

Digital technology has become a major subject for the Competition Authority

Since the non-renewal of Isabelle de Silva in October, it is her deputy, Emmanuel Combe, who takes over the interim;

he cannot claim the post, the law prohibiting serving more than two terms in the house.

The arrival of Benoît Cœuré, expected before the end of the year, breaks with a tradition that it is a member of the Council of State who obtains the direction of this important administrative authority responsible for combating anti-competitive practices.

Some of them have also tried to block his path.

Your pose

This polytechnician began his career at INSEE and the Directorate General of the Treasury, where he was number two between 2009 and 2011. In January 2012, he became one of the six members of the prestigious Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB ), before taking the head of the innovation division of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), in Basel.

The name of this affable Grenoblois, with a calm tone, had circulated for the Banque de France.

At the end of October, Governor François Villeroy de Galhau had finally been renewed.

Passionate about Japanese culture, classified as a man of the left, Benoît Coeuré had recently shown a keen interest in French public affairs, notably chairing the committee for monitoring and evaluating support measures for companies during the Covid crisis.

Source: lefigaro

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