Gilles Benoist, born on December 12, 1946, has a degree in Law and is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and École Nationale d’Administration.
In 1981, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the Minister of the Economy and Finance. In 1983, he became an auxiliary judge at the Cour des Comptes. From 1987 to 1991, he was General Secretary of Crédit Local de France, a member of the Executive Committee, and advisor to the Deputy CEO of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations before being appointed Director of Central Services of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in 1991. From 1993 to July 1998, Mr. Benoist was General Secretary, a member of the Executive Committee and Director of Human Resources of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.
He was Chairman of the Management Board of CNP Assurances from 1998 and Chief Executive Officer and Director from July 2007 to June 2012.
Gilles Benoist is also member of the Audit and Financial Statements Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Strategy Committee of SUEZ.