Olivier Garnier

Director General Statistics, Economics and International

Olivier Garnier

Olivier Garnier is Director General Statistics, Economics and International. Before joining the Banque de France in 2017, he held various positions at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, working notably as Economic Adviser to the Director of the Treasury (1992-94), and then to several ministers (1994-97). He also served as an economist at the US Federal Reserve (1990-92). From 1998 to 2017, he worked for Société Générale Group, serving notably as Deputy CEO of SG Asset Management, then as Group Chief Economist and as a member of the Group’s General Management Committee.

He was Chair of the French Economic Association (AFSE) from 2021 to 2022, and a member of the Economic Advisory Council from 2002 to 2012.  

He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE), and Paris Dauphine University.