Second Deputy Governor, Banque de France
Sylvie Goulard was appointed second deputy governor of the Banque de France by the Council of Ministers on 17 January 2018. She takes over from Anne le Lorier. She carried out most of her career in European institutions.
Born in 1964, Sylvie Goulard holds a law degree from the University of Aix-en-Provence (1984). She then graduated from the Institut d’études politiques in Paris (1986) and the Ecole nationale d’administration (1989). Upon leaving the ENA, she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Legal Affairs Directorate, then the Centre for Analysis and Forecasting) and at the Conseil d’Etat. She has been an associate researcher at Sciences Po's Centre de recherches internationales (CERI). Between 2001 and 2004 she was political adviser to the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi. From 2004 to 2006, she taught at Sciences Po Paris, in the framework of the joint degree course with the London School of Economics and the College of Europe in Bruges.
From 2009, she devoted herself to her mandate as MEP. As a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group, she sat on the Parliamentary Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) where she served as coordinator/spokesperson for the ALDE group. She was rapporteur or co-rapporteur for various legislative texts notably on:
- European financial supervision (creation of the systemic risk committee and of supervisory authorities for the banking and insurance sectors and for financial markets);
- reform of the stability and growth pact/euro area governance (“6 pack”, “2 pack”);
banking union (creation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism; creation of the Single Resolution Board; bank structural reforms; deposit guarantee fund);
- solvency rules for insurers;
- the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
She was also rapporteur for two own-initiative non-legislative reports on eurobonds and the role of the EU in global finance, and a member of temporary commissions on the financial crisis and tax matters (following LuxLeaks and the Panama Papers). From 2010 to 2017, she chaired the European Parliament Intergroup against Extreme Poverty.
She served as Minister of the Armed Forces (May-June 2017) in the first government of Édouard Philippe.
Sylvie Goulard is the author of L’Europe pour les Nuls (2007), De la démocratie en Europe (2012), co-written with Mario Monti, Europe, amour ou chambre à part? (2013), Goodbye Europe (2016).