Maîtrise science economics, University Paris, 1969. Ecole national d'administration, University Paris, 1973.
Deputy division chief, Ministry of Finance, France, 1973-1977; alternate executive director for France, International Monetary Fund, Washington, 1977-1979; division chief balance of paiment and exchange market, French Treasury, Paris, 1979-1983; deputy assistant secretary, French Treasury, Paris, 1983-1986; assistant secretary for international affairs, French Treasury, Paris, 1986-1992; chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Lyonnaise de Banque, Lyon, France, since 1992. Chairman Counter Intelligence Corps Foundation for the Promotion of Books, Paris, since 1992.
Midship captain Navy Reserve, 1970. Member The Siecle.
Married Béatrice Noëlle Alizard, September 13, 1975. Children: Raffaël, Adrien, Garance, Capucine.