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Stéphane PALLEZ


Stéphane Pallez has been Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of FDJ since November 2014. In her first term of office, she successfully completed a new phase in the company’s development, combining growth with digital transformation. She comforted the territorial anchoring of FDJ, France’s leading local distribution network, while stepping up the Group’s international growth by creating FDJ Gaming Solutions. In 2019, she led the company's IPO. Stéphane Pallez was previously Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the CCR reinsurance group from 2011 to 2014. From 2004 to 2011, she was deputy Chief Financial Officer at France Télécom-Orange telecommunications Group. From 1984 to 2004, Stéphane Pallez has held various positions in the executive management of the Treasury at the ministry in charge of the economy and finance. She was successively responsible for the Insurance subdirectorate from 1995, a portfolio of French State investments between 1998 and 2000, then Head of the European and International Affairs Department between 2000 and 2004. During this period, she was also Alternate Executive Director for the World Bank in Washington from 1988 to 1990, and technical advisor to the ministers in charge of the economy and finance Pierre Bérégovoy and Michel Sapin, responsible for industrial matters, from 1991 to 1993. Stéphane Pallez is a member of the Board of Directors of several French companies including CNP Assurances (she chairs the Audit Committee) and Eurazeo. She is also President of the Board of Directors of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP). Stéphane Pallez is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques (IEP) in Paris and of the Ecole nationale d’administration (Ena – Louise Michel cohort).