Arnaud de BRESSON was born in 1955. He graduated from Institut d’EtudesPolitiques de Paris (1978), University of Paris II (1978) and University of Paris X (1977). Since 1993, Arnaud de BRESSON is CEO of Paris EUROPLACE, the organisation whose role is to promote the Paris financial marketplace. Paris EUROPLACE gathers the major players of the Paris financial market place, French and international issuers, investors, banks and financial institutions, as well as the market Authorities. Arnaud de BRESSON is also Managing Director of the InstitutEuroplace de Finance (EIF), created in 2003, and of FINANCE INNOVATION, the Paris international financial services cluster launched in 2007. From 1985 to 1992, he was Director of TGF (a fund management company part of the Caisse des Dépôtset Consignations group) and Managing Director of FICOM (financial communications). From 1981 to 1985, he was Project Manager for AFME (Agencefrançaise pour la maîtrise de l’énergie), after being a financial Analyst in the “Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations”,in 1980 and 1981. He is Board Member of AFFINE (a listed real estate company) and France Investissement. He is also Board Member of the Investment Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), The InstitutFrançais des Administrateurs (IFA), the Comité France-Chine and the Université d’Evry.