PRESS RELEASE
20/11/2003

Mr Francis MAYER, Managing Director of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, joins the Dexia Board of Directors

 

At its meeting held on 20 November 2003, the Dexia Board of Directors appointed Mr Francis MAYER as Director, replacing Mr Philippe BOURGUIGNON on his resignation. The appointment will be submitted for approval at the next General Meeting of Dexia.

Francis MAYER, 53, is a language graduate and also graduated from ENA, the National College of Administration, Michel de l'Hospital graduation year (1977). In 1979 he joined the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He remained there until 1999, apart from three years, between 1983 and 1986, during which he held the post of Deputy Director for France at the World Bank in Washington.
Within the Treasury Department, Francis MAYER was successively Head of the Office of National Banks and Finance Companies, Head of the Financial Market Office, Assistant Head of Financing and, finally, Assistant Head of Savings and Financial Market. In 1994 he became Deputy Director, Head of European and International Treasury Affairs.
Francis MAYER was also President of the "Club de Paris" between 1997 and 1999.
He then joined the European Investment Bank (EIB) as Vice-Chairman. On 18 December 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of "Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations".
Francis MAYER is a Knight of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit (France).