Benoît Cœuré To Lead French Competition Authority

Benoît Cœuré has been named as the new head of the Autorité de la Concurrence (ADLC), France’s competition regulator.

In sessions on January 12, both houses of the French parliament approved Cœuré’s appointment. He is now set to return to Paris, leaving his role heading up the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub in Basel.

“Thank you to the deputies and to the senators for their confidence,” Cœuré wrote on Twitter. “I look forward to meeting the @adlc_ teams, its institutional partners and economic players to prepare for the challenges of the next 5 years.”

Benoît Georges Cœuré is a French economist who served on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank from 2011 until 2019. He currently serves the Bank for International Settlements as Head of the Innovation Hub. 

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