Prior to Lazard, he was Chief of Staff of Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry (2000 – 2002). He was in charge of the financial and industrial public affairs (fiscal policy, debt management, privatizations, state-owned companies, competition and anti-trust policies, foreign investment agreements, etc.) Before that, he was the Cabinet adviser to Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry (1998 – 2000), and he worked at the French Treasury (1994 – 1998) in charge of the debt and cash management of the French State. He started his career in the banking sector with Crédit Lyonnais in New York.
He graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.