Fabienne Keller studied at the Ecole Polytechnique (X 1979) and the National School of Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry. She also graduated with a Masters in Economics from Berkeley.
She began her career at the Ministry of Agriculture between 1985 and 1988 and was responsible for the management of the French cereal market, moving on to the Ministry of Finance (Treasury Department), where she was responsible for funding agriculture and fisheries.
In 1989, she was appointed CEO to the CIAL bank(Crédit Industriel d'Alsace Lorraine), and then, in 1996, General Manager of Crédit Commercial de France, which she left in 2001, the year of her election as mayor of Strasbourg.
She undertook her military service in the intelligence service of the Mediterranean navy and remains a reserve Lieutenant Commander.
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