Pierre-Olivier Chotard is the Alternate Executive Director for France since August 2018. Before this nomination, Mr. Chotard also served as Advisor to the Executive Director for one year.
Prior to joining EDS04, Mr. Chotard started his professional career by working for the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Paris, where he occupied various positions. He first was the Deputy Head of the European Affairs Division at the Directorate General of Treasury (DGT) and then a portfolio manager at the French Government Shareholding Agency, in charge among others of the public media, as well as state-owned companies operating in the industry and real estate sectors. He also had experiences in the European Court of Auditors and in the corporate sector.
Mr. Chotard holds Masters degrees in business administration from HEC Paris Grande Ecole and in public law from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is also a graduate from the French school for top-civil servants “ENA” (Ecole Nationale d’Administration).