External contributor

Jean-françois Pons

Associate Research fellow, Europe Jacques Delors

Jean-François Pons worked in the Treasury Department of France’s Ministry of the Economy and Finance from 1977 to 1989, as well as in Minister Pierre Bérégovoy’s cabinet from 1982 to 1984. He then worked at the European Commission from 1989 to 2002 as Director for Monetary affairs at the Directorate general for Economic and Financial affairs, followed by his position of Deputy Director General at DG Competition. He then joined the French Banking Federation as a European and International Affairs Delegate until March 2015.

Since September 2014, Jean-François Pons has chaired the European Money Market Institute. Since June 2016, he is also a member of the Brussels-based European Economic Interest Grouping Alphalex-Consult, which specializes in European affairs. His work is concentrated on green finance, Brexit’s impact on financial services, and the Capital Markets Union.

Jean-François Pons is a graduate of France’s Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and is an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.