Biography of Pierre Duquesne
Ambassador Pierre Duquesne took up his duties as Permanent Representative of France to the OECD on 13 October 2014.
Mr. Duquesne was born in 1955. He is a former student of the École Nationale d’Administration and of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. He also holds a degree in Economics with a specialisation in Econometrics.
Mr. Duquesne started his career in 1980. From 1980 to 1984, he was Deputy Manager of the office for French Overseas Investments and Direct Foreign Investment in France in the Treasury Department then from 1984 to 1986, Pierre Duquesne was responsible for the commercial division of currency markets of the Indosuez Bank.From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Duquesne successively served the French Treasury as Chief of the "Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Asia", "Decentralised Communities and Large Infrastructure Projects" and "Staff and Means" offices.
He then held a number of high-ranking positions in the Ministry of Economy and Finance: from 1991 to 1996, he was Deputy Director for Multilateral Affairs of the French Treasury in charge of exchange matters and economic and monetary European and international affairs. In this position he was member of the Economic Policy Committee and alternate member of the Monetary Committee, both of the European Union. He was also member of the Council of Administration of the EIB, responsible for the follow-up and relations with the OECD and Head of the French delegation of FATF. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Duquesne was Deputy Secretary-General of the Commission bancaire, member of the Basel Committee and of the sub-committee on banking supervision of the European Monetary Institute, and from 1997 to 2001, Counsellor of the Prime Minister for Economic and Financial (Internal and International) Affairs. From 2001 to 2007, he served as French Executive Director for the IMF and the World Bank and the IMF. He was Chair of the Audit Committee of the World Bank (2002-2007) and of the Ethics Committee of the IMF (2006-2007).
From 2008 until his nomination as Permanent Representative of France to the OECD, Mr. Duquesne served as Ambassador in charge of economic questions of reconstruction and development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.