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Professional Experience:

Carol Sirou is President of Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services France SAS, the French operations of Standard & Poor’s Ratings. She is also head of its activities for the French-speaking Europe and Africa region and regional head for Standard & Poor’s European offices.

Carol represents Standard & Poor’s in dialogues with government officials, regulatory bodies, and the financial community within the region and is tasked with developing services for investors across the whole range of Standard & Poor’s activities.

Carol joined Standard & Poor’s in 1990 as a credit analyst, responsible for the rating of a varied portfolio of French issuers from the banking and later public sector. In 2000, she became head of ratings for all European local and regional governments. In 2005, she became manager of the sovereign and public sector ratings group for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Carol is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1989) and has a DESS degree in Corporate Finance from Paris IX Dauphine (1990).


  • “Financial Market Failures and their Remedies”, In: The Limits of Surveillance and Financial Market Failure, 2013.
  • Challenges : Place aux femmes de l’année 2012, Carol Sirou (catégorie « Gouvernantes de choc »)
  • 100 leaders de la Finance 2012, Carol Sirou (Catégorie « Institutionnels »)
  • Rencontres économiques d’Aix-en-Provence 2012 « Les marchés sont-ils déstabilisants? »
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