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Group Secretary General at BPCE
Jacques Beyssade, 56, graduated from HEC, the top business school in France. His career started at Crédit Lyonnais (later merged into Credit Agricole CIB) as a financial analyst in London before moving to Paris, New York, Seoul and Hong Kong as head of various business units. In 2008, he joined Natixis to identify and organize the assets to be run off by the bank. In 2009, he was appointed Chief Risk Officer of Natixis and, from 2015 onwards, of the entire BPCE Group. One year later, his responsibilities were expanded to Risk, Compliance and Permanent Control with the title of Deputy CEO. He has been appointed as Group Secretary General, effective November 2018.