Stéphanie Besnier, born in 1977, has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the French government Shareholding Agency (APE) since May 1, 2021. She began her career in 2001 as an analyst at BNP Paribas London, then in 2003 at the Treasury Department (French Ministry of Economy and Finance) as assistant to the head of the Multilateral Affairs Office, in charge of Latin American countries. In 2004, she was assistant to the head of the office in charge of SNCF and SNCM at the APE. In 2007, she joined the investment holding company Wendel as a business manager in the investment team. In 2018, she was appointed as Associate Director, co-head of Wendel's investment activity in French-speaking Europe and in charge of the development of Wendel Lab. Stéphanie Besnier holds a postgraduate degree (DEA), is a graduate of École polytechnique (1997) and École nationale des ponts et chaussées, and is certified by the French Institute of Directors (IFA). She is a French national.