09 January 2008: Philippe Mills appointed chief executive of Agence France Trésor

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Christine Lagarde, the French minister of the Economy, Finance and Employment has appointed Philippe Mills as Chief Executive of Agence France Trésor with effect from January 9, 2008. Agence France Trésor (AFT) is the department with national scope, tasked with handling public debt and treasury management, reporting to the Head of the Treasury and Economic Policy Directorate.

Philippe Mills succeeds Benoît Coeuré, who has been appointed Head of Multilateral Affairs, Trade and Development policy at the Directorate General of the Treasury and Economic Policy.

Philippe Mills is a graduate of IEP (Institute of Political Science, Paris) and ENA. He  was Deputy Director General in the Centre d'Analyse Stratégique. After different functions as an economist within the Ministry of Finance, he was also principal banker at the EBRD. He was also appointed advisor to the Director General of Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission (2000-2003). From 2004 to 2006, he was Deputy assistant secretary in charge of Public Finance at the Directorate General of the Treasury and Economic Policy.

Press contact:
Christine Lagarde's press office
Jean-Marc Plantade

Agence France Trésor
Pierre Salaun
+33 1 4004 1550
+33 6 72240388