M Business, Harvard University, 1969; postgraduate, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, La Sorbonne, Paris, 1972.
Consultant, general assistant manager, Interfinexa, Paris, 1970-1975; with, Credit Agricole, Paris, 1975-1980; manager, Segespar, Paris, 1980-1982; executive vice president capital markets, Caisse National de Credit Agricole, Paris, 1982-1987; chairman, Chief Executive Officer, CPR-Compagnie Parisienne de Réescompte, Paris, since 1987.
Member Society Economics Politics, Racing Club France.
Married Judith Rosay, June 22, 1969. Children: David, Elie, Deborah.