Yohann Bénard

Yohann is the secretary-general of Alcatel-Lucent

In this role, Yohann acts as secretary of the Board of Directors, of the Management Committee and of the Strategy and Operational Committees. He is also in charge of the company’s headquarters law department in Paris.

Yohann has donned several hats during his professional career. Prior to joining ALU, he was deputy chief of staff of Christine Lagarde, current director general of the IMF and former French Minister for the Economy, Finance, and Industry. He was in charge of the “Tax, Budget, and International Relations” Department. Previously, he had also served as a member of the private office of the French Prime Minister from 2007 to 2009. Before that, he was Councilor at the French “Conseil d’Etat” (Supreme Court in administrative law), where he was in charge of the tax department.

With many publications to his credit, Yohann was also a lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris and at the Training School of the Paris Bar.

A graduate of HEC Business School, of the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration and of the Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan, Yohann also holds a master’s degree in history from La Sorbonne University.