Credit Agricole names Valerie Baudson as Deputy CEO

05/11/2021

Ms. Baudson's appointment to Credit Agricole comes three months after French asset manager Amundi SA selected her to succeed Yves Perrier as chief executive

PARIS, France, May 11, 2021 (MARKET SCREENER) - Credit Agricole SA said late Monday that it has appointed Valerie Baudson as deputy chief executive officer. The French bank said Ms. Baudson also joins the executive committee. Ms. Baudson's appointment to Credit Agricole comes three months after French asset manager Amundi SA selected her to succeed Yves Perrier as chief executive.

Credit Agricole has a stake of approximately 70% in Amundi, according to FactSet.

Valérie began her career in 1995 at Banque Indosuez in the General Audit department. She then joined Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux, the European brokerage subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole Group, as General Secretary and then Marketing Director for Europe.

Valérie joined Amundi in 2007 to create the ETF, Index & Smart Beta business line. Amundi ETF is now the 5th largest player in Europe. She went on to become a member of the group's Executive Committee in 2013 and then a member of the Management Committee in 2016, when she was also appointed Managing Director of CPR AM, an active asset management company recognized for its thematic and ESG expertise. At the same time, Valerie took on the supervision of Amundi's subsidiaries in Germany and Spain.

In 2020, she also took charge of the division dedicated to the Amundi Group's retail and private banking clients worldwide.

She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Amundi in May 2021, succeeding Yves Perrier.

Valérie is a member of the Board of Directors of CA Indosuez Wealth, a member of the Strategic Committee of the Association Française de la Gestion Financière (AFG) and President of Paris Europlace Investors' College, which recently published the report "Investing with Purpose and Responsibility".

She is a graduate of HEC Paris.