Bruno Bézard is a Managing Partner of Cathay Capital, and is based in Paris and in Shanghai. Bruno has developed his career in top level public government of France, in different senior operational management positions in economy, finance and business. Before joining Cathay, he was Vice Minister of Finance, head of the French Treasury and chairman of the Paris Club.
In his previous position, he was head of the French Inland Revenue department (120 000 employees) which he joined after two years in Beijing as minister counsellor for economy and industry in the French Embassy. Bruno also created and run the French Government Shareholding Agency (Agence des Participations de l’Etat) in charge of all companies in which the French State has a stake, he has therefore an intense experience of corporate governance and M&A.
Bruno has also been economic advisor to the French Prime Minister. Bruno has been sitting on the board of Electricite de France, SNCF, AREVA, La Poste, Thales, Air France, Engie, Peugeot Citroen.
Bruno graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He has also been teaching in these two institutions for many years.