Thierry Philipponnat has been the Director of Institut Friedland, an economic think tank, since 2016. Philipponnat is also a member of the Board of the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers, AMF) and a member of the Sanctions Committee of the French Banks and Insurance Companies Supervisor (Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution, ACPR). In 2011, he founded the non-governmental organization Finance Watch in Brussels, which he directed until 2014. He became a member of the Executive Committees of Euronext and of the London Financial Futures and options Exchange in 2004. Philipponnat also worked as a banker and financial markets professional from 1985 to 2006. He is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a post-graduate Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Economics.