Christophe Blanchard-Dignac is the
President and CEO of La Française des Jeux, France. He is also a member
of the WLA Executive Committee and 1st Vice-President of the European State
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President and CEO of La Française des
1995-2000 Director of the Budget, Ministry of Economics and
1994-1995 Deputy Director General and Advisor to the President,
Federal Postal Service.
1988-1994 Deputy Director of the Budget and
Assistant to the Director, Ministry of Economics and Finance.
Technical Advisor, Office of the Minister of State for Economics, Finance and
1984-1986 Assistant to the Deputy Director General, Caisse
National du Crédit Agricole.
1979-1983 Administrative Analyst, Office
of the Budget, Ministry of Economics and Finance
2006-present Member of the WLA Executive
2000-2006 President and CEO of La Française des Jeux.
National Academy of Administration (Ecole Nationale d'Administration)
Masters Degree, University of Paris (Diplômé d'Etudes
Supérieures droit public, Paris I)
1974 Institute for Political
Studies (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Bordeaux)
Date of birth:
November 20, 1953
Blanchard-Dignac was appointed to the post of Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of La Française des Jeux on October 16, 2000.
Blanchard-Dignac was born in Bordeaux in 1953. Qualified in political science
and public law, he is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale dAdministration.
In 1979, he began working in the budget division of the French Ministry of the
Economy and Finance. Between 1983 and 1985, he was employed at the Caisse
Nationale de Crédit Agricole, a large French bank. From 1986 to 1988, he
was budget advisor to Edouard Balladur, minister of the economy, finance and
Between 1988 and 1994, he held the posts of sub-director
then deputy director of the budget division, where his main areas of focus were
economic intervention and relations with the public sector.
as vice-chairman, financial director and advisor to the chairman of the French
post office in 1994 and 1995, Mr. Blanchard-Dignac returned to the Ministry of
the Economy and Finance as head of the budget division. In that capacity, he
sat on the boards of several large state-owned companies.
Blanchard-Dignac takes over from Bertrand de Gallé, Chairman and CEO
since January 1994. Over the past six years, Mr. de Gallé successfully
restored rigor and transparency to the corporation, and then implemented a
policy of innovation that made it possible to recover sustained growth. In
recognition of these efforts, the board of directors named Bertrand de
Gallé Honorary Chairman of La Française des Jeux.
Chairman and CEO of La Française des Jeux is appointed by a decree of
the French President on a motion from the companys board of
SOURCE: La Française des Jeux.