François Riahi

François Riahi

Chief Executive Officer

Francois Riahi is Chief Executive Officer of Natixis, member of the Management Board of BPCE, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coface.

Mr. Riahi, 45, has over 15 years of experience. From 2001 to 2005, he served as inspecteur des Finances (auditor at the French Treasury) in the Inspection générale des finances. He was then appointed to the government’s Budget Department, first as chargé de mission reporting to the Budget Director and subsequently as Head of the Budget Policy Office. In 2007, he was appointed advisor to the President of the French Republic, with responsibility for the reform of state institutions and public finance.

In March 2009, Mr. Riahi joined Groupe BPCE as Deputy CEO, in charge of strategy. He moved to Natixis in September 2012 as Chief Executive Officer, Corporate & Investment Banking, Asia Pacific, and member of the Natixis Executive Committee, based in Hong Kong. Mr. Riahi then took up a role as Global Co-Head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Natixis, and then as member of the Management Board in charge of the Group Finance at BPCE.

Mr. Riahi is a graduate of the École Centrale Paris School of Engineering, the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po), and the Stanford Executive Program, and is a former student of the École nationale d’administration (ENA).

28 November 2018
09:30  -  10:45


Aligning capital flows: Are we on track ?

This session will be sequenced as a talk show divided between fireside chats, one to one interview and insights from experts.
The mobilization of the financial community is a major component of the Paris Agreement and condition to the achievement of global climate goals. Three years later, it is essential to measure progresses and to sustain the worldwide momentum. This session will aim to take stock on action and to check if the global financing dynamics are in line with the 2°C trajectory over the long-term. It will showcase experts’ feedback, highlight concrete and innovative projects, and will propose a “forward-looking” approach for the fight against climate change.

Moderator: Audrey PULVAR, Chair, Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme

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