The ECB Monetary Policy and the Resilience of the Eurozone
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027 1501
Please join us for a talk by Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau, Bank of France, entitled "The ECB Monetary Policy and the Resilience of the Eurozone". Welcome by Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA Moderated by Patricia Mosser, Director of the Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy, Columbia SIPA Co-sponsored by the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Economic Governance, the Columbia SIPA Initiative on Central Banking and Monetary Policy, and Banque de France. Biography: Francois Villeroy de Galhau was born in Strasbourg on 24 February 1959 into an industrial family from the East of France with roots in Saarland. He studied at the Lycce Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague and graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique (class of 1978) and the ENA (class of 1984). In 2003, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Cetelem, the consumer credit company of BNP Paribas group, then headed the group's retail banking activities in France (2008). Francois Villeroy de Galhau served as Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas group, in charge of domestic markets then of corporate social responsibility,from 1 December 2011 until 1 May 2015, when the French government entrusted him with an assignment on investment financing. Francois Villeroy de Galhau was appointed Governor of the Banque de France by the President of the French Republic on 30 September 2015 and took office on 1 November 2015. He is a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.