Olivier Guersent is the Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, a position he has held since September 2015. Previously, Guersent was Deputy Director General of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union from 2014 to 2015, and head of the private office of Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, from 2010 to 2014. He joined the European Commission in 1992, and successively alternated between positions in the private offices of various European Commissioners and the Directorate-General for Competition. From 1984 to 1992, Guersent served the French Ministry of Economy and Finance under the French Competition Authority as an investigator. He holds a degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux.