Françoise LOMBARD was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Proparco by the Board of Directors on 25 March 2022. Françoise LOMBARD began her career in 2008 at the Directorate for Financial Affairs of the Ministry of Defence as Deputy Director then Director of the Budget Summary Office. She joined the Treasury Directorate of the Ministry of Finance in 2011, where she was responsible for franc zone monetary cooperation agreements between France and West Africa. She also supervised several multilateral and bilateral development programs in West Africa, on behalf of the French State. In 2012, Françoise LOMBARD joined the Government Shareholding Agency, first as Deputy to the Bureau Chief responsible for the follow-up of La Poste Group and CNP Assurances, then as Deputy Director of Shareholdings, Services and Finance in 2014. In this capacity, she was a member of the Boards of Directors of La Française des Jeux, SFIL, Radio France and Imprimerie Nationale. She joined Agence française de développement Group in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee on 1 January 2018. Françoise LOMBARD graduated from Sciences Po and is an alumna of the National School of Administration.