Jean-François Balaÿ started his career at Credit Lyonnais (now LCL) in 1989 where he held several managerial positions in the corporate banking markets in London, Paris and Asia. From 2001 to 2006, Jean-François was Head of Origination and Structuring for Europe within LCL and then Crédit Agricole CIB Credit syndication activity. In 2006, he became Deputy Head of the EMEA team and, in 2009, Head of the Global Loan Syndication Group. In 2012, he was appointed Head of Debt Optimisation & Distribution. In 2016, he was appointed Head of Risks and Permanent Control. He became in July 2018 Deputy General Manager supervising Structured Finance, Debt Optimisation and Distribution, Distressed Assets and International Trade & Transaction Banking. Jean-François Balaÿ is appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer on January 1st, 2021.
Jean-François Balaÿ holds a DESS in Banking and Finance and a master’s in economics from Lumière Lyon II University.