Mr. Noyer is a company director. From 2003 to 2015, he served as the Governor of the Banque de France, France’s central bank which is linked to the European Central Bank. He was Vice-President of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt from 1998 to 2002. He was appointed to the Treasury in the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 1976 and served in a number of roles including Director at the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Finance and Industry.
Previously, he served as a member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the European Central Bank from 1998 to 2015, and as a member of the board and Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements from 2003 to 2015 and from 2010 to 2015, respectively. He has also served as alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund from 1993 to 1995 and from 2003 to 2015, and as a member of the Financial Stability Board from 2008 to 2015.
He is a Council member of the Lloyds of London and a director of the NSIA Group in Africa.
Mr. Noyer has also served as a member of the boards of a number partially state-owned companies as a representative of the French Government, including Suez, Société Générale, Le Crédit Lyonnais, Le Groupe des Assurances Nationales, Dassault Aviation, Pechiney, Air France and Électricité de France.
He chairs the Institute for Public Financial Education in France and is a director of the ESA Business School in Lebanon.
Mr. Noyer is Honorary Governor of the Banque de France and has been awarded the honours of Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in France, Commander of the National Order of the Lion in Senegal, Great Cross of the Ordén del Merito Civil in Spain, Officier de l’Ordre National de la Valeur in Cameroon and Gold and Silver Star of the Order of the Rising Sun in Japan.