Claire Vernet-Garnier

Claire Vernet-Garnier, born in 1984, has led the Finance & Capital Markets division at the French State Investment Agency (APE) since April 2018, in charge of financial transaction on the portfolio of the French State as shareholder, in particular the primary and secondary equity market transactions.

Claire Vernet-Garnier began her career in 2008 within the Société Générale CIB Equity Syndication teams in 2008 and joined the Equity Capital Markets department of Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Analyst in 2010.
She joined Société Générale CIB again as an analyst and subsequently associate within the Corporate Finance (M&A and ECM) Large Caps teams in 2012.
Then, in 2015, she joined stock market operator pan-European Euronext to manage the pre listing activity and develop “Corporate Services”.
In particular, Claire Vernet-Garnier was involved in the structuring and execution of strategic M&A transactions, fundraising transactions and/or sale of securities on the equity (IPOs, capital increases, accelerated placements of securities) and convertible or exchangeable bond markets.
She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Dexia SA, Dexia Crédit Local, Orano Cycle, Orano Mines and “Aéroport de Montpellier Méditerranée”.

Claire Vernet-Garnier is a triple graduate of Executive MBA from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris), the Solvay Brussels Schools of Economics and Management (Brussels) and Temple University (Philadelphia, USA). A former student of ESSEC (non diploma course), she also holds a master’s degree in Management from Audencia Business School. She is a French national.