|Chair of the Bank for International Settlements|
March 2010 – October 2015
|General Manager||Jaime Caruana|
|Preceded by||Guillermo Ortiz Martínez|
|Succeeded by||Jens Weidmann|
|Governor of the Bank of France|
1 November 2003 – 31 October 2015
|Preceded by||Jean-Claude Trichet|
|Succeeded by||François Villeroy de Galhau|
|Vice President of the European Central Bank|
1 July 1998 – 29 May 2002
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Lucas Papademos|
|Born||6 October 1950|
|Political party||Rally for the Republic (Before 2002)|
Union for a Popular Movement (2002–2015)
|Alma mater||Paris Descartes University|
École nationale d'administration
Christian Noyer (born 6 October 1950) is a French economist who served as Governor of the Bank of France from 2003 to 2015. In this capacity, he chaired the Bank for International Settlements from 2010 until 2015. He had previously served as the first Vice President of the European Central Bank from 1998 to 2002.
Appointed to the Treasury in the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 1976, Noyer subsequently spent two years in Brussels from 1980 to 1982 at France's permanent representation to the European Communities. Back at the Treasury, he held a range of posts dealing with both domestic issues (government cash and debt management, banking affairs, financing of industry and state-owned enterprises) and international affairs (multilateral issues, export financing). In 1995, he became chief of staff to Finance Minister Jean Arthuis.
Noyer was appointed Governor of the Bank of France in 2003 by then-President Jacques Chirac, and confirmed to a second term by his successor Nicolas Sarkozy. During his tenure as Governor, he was also Chairman of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR – the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority for banks and insurance). He also chaired the supervisory boards of the Institut d'émission des départements d'Outre-Mer (IEDOM) and the Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer (IEOM), the French overseas note-issuing central banks.
In 2016, Noyer was appointed by the Government of France to serve on a task force mandated with leading efforts to attract business from London in the wake of Brexit. He also led France's successful bid to relocate the European Banking Authority to Paris in 2017.
- International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ex-Officio Alternate Member of the Board of Governors (1993-1995, 2003-2015)
- Financial Stability Board (FSB), Ex-Officio Member (2008-2015)
- World Bank, Ex-Officio Alternate Member of the Board of Governors (1993-1995)
- Group of Thirty, Member
- French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Member of the Board of Directors
- Club de l'horloge, Member (1974–75).
- BIS Board elects Christian Noyer as new Chairman
- Joshua Franklin (7 September 2015), BIS says has elected Bundesbank chief Weidmann as chairman Reuters.
- Martin Arnold (23 September 2014), BNP Paribas chairman Baudouin Prot to step down Financial Times.
- Michael Stothard (31 October 2016), France sets up team in Brexit push to lure business from London Financial Times.
- David Segal (10 December 2017), As Brexit Looms, Paris Tries a Business Makeover New York Times.
- Maya Nikolaeva and Huw Jones (21 November 2017), Paris watchdog win bolsters its fight for Brexit banks Reuters.
- Maya Nikolaeva and Matthieu Protard (19 January 2018), France's Credit Mutuel Arkea to study break-up from parent group Reuters.
- Board: Christian Noyer Power Corporation of Canada.
- Christian Noyer Group of Thirty.
- Board of Directors French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).
- See Philippe Lamy's thesis, p. 579: http://www.theses.fr/2016PA080034/document.
| Governor of the Banque de France
François Villeroy de Galhau
Guillermo Ortiz Martínez
| Chair of the Bank for International Settlements