Christian oversees the strategy and execution for all of EY's risk-management activities, including independence, ethics and compliance.
Christian joined EY in 1978 and has held a number of leadership roles. He has led EY's Global Financial Services and Global Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) practices in France, where he was previously the Professional Practice Director.
In 2003 when the Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) function was created, Christian served as the first Q&RM leader of the former Continental Western Europe Area, helping to build Q&RM to the global function it is today.
In 2004 Christian was named leader of the Global Assurance and AABS practice until 2007 when he was appointed Deputy Managing Partner and Markets leader for EMEIA. In 2009, Christian re-joined the GE when he was appointed Global Vice-Chair, Assurance. He is a member of EY's Global Public Policy Committee where he plays a major role with regulators, and chairs a taskforce to further develop EY's Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice.
Credentials and community activities
Christian graduated from ESCP, the European School of Management in Paris. He is a Chartered Accountant registered with the OEC (Institute of Chartered Accountants) in Paris, and a Statutory Auditor registered with the Versailles Court of Appeal.