Dexia Group appointments

Véronique Thirion appointed Director of Human Resources for the Dexia Group

Brussels, Paris, 13 May 2008 - Véronique Thirion has been appointed Director of Human Resources for the Dexia Group as from 1 April 2008.
Véronique Thirion is a Law graduate from the University of Liege and joined Dexia in July 2001 as Deputy Auditor General. For nine years prior to that she had occupied the post of Inspector at the Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission. Véronique Thirion has been Auditor General of the Dexia Group since March 2004. Since then she has been a member of the Dexia Corporate University Council and played an active role, in collaboration with the Human Resources Division, in implementing the measures intended to strengthen the place of women within Dexia.

Christine Lensel-Martinat appointed Auditor General of Dexia

Christine Lensel-Martinat has been appointed Auditor General of Dexia, replacing Véronique Thirion, as from 15 April 2008.
A graduate of the ESSEC, Christine Lensel-Martinat joined the Dexia Group in 1992. She occupied several posts within the Risk Management Department at Dexia Crédit Local and then, in 2001, she joined the Risk Management Department of the Dexia Group. In 2006, she became Head of Group Audit in charge of Finance as well as Operations & IT.

Dexia ( is a European bank, and world leader in public / project finance. With a stock market capitalisation of EUR 20.3 billion as at 31 December 2007, Dexia is among the fifteen largest financial institutions in the euro zone. On the same date, the Group had more than 34,000 members of staff in 37 countries. Dexia has one of the best credit ratings in the banking sector. Its development strategy relies on two pillars: universal banking in Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Turkey), public / project financing at a world level.

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