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Christophe Blanchard-Dignac

CEO, Française des Jeux

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux in high studies of Public Law, former student of the National School of Administration (ENA), he joined in 1979 the Direction of Budget at the Ministry of Economy and finances.

Between 1983 and 1985, he worked for the Caisse Nationale of the Credit Agricole. From 1986 to 1988, he was budget advisor of the Minister of Economy, finances and privatization.

Between 1988 and 1994, he was assistant manager and then associate director at the budget direction, in charge of the economic interventions and of the relations with the public sector.
Associate CEO of La poste, Financial director and advisor of the corporation’s president from 1994 to 1995, he came back to the Ministry of Economy and finances as Budget Director where he stayed until October 2000 after having prepared the budgetary qualification of France for the Euro. For this reason, he sits at the board of director of many public corporations (EDF, AirFrance, SNCF, France Télécom).

In October 2000, He has become CEO of La Française des Jeux. From 2004 to 2010, he was member of the Economic, social and environmental council. He also was member of the board of director of the National Center for the sports development t (CNDS) from 2006 to 2013.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

The initiative engaged by a corporation, public operator: show that the CSR is a strong lever for the development.of the business. The CSR must be seen in the future as a pillar for value creation with clients, collaborators, partners and local authorities.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

At the national level

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

Even if it is still experimental and qualitative, this approach of widened profitability allows to check what intuition holds: responsibility creates value on the long term if placed at the heart of
He model.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

See far, do well