Born in 1961
Date first appointedSeptember 2017
Term of office ends2024
Number of Crédit Agricole S.A. shares held at 31/12/2021295
Born to a family of farmers, Christiane Lambert has been managing her own farm since 1980. She started in Massiac, in her native Cantal region, with a herd of dairy cows and some 40 sows. At the same time, she joined the union of young farmers (Jeunes Agriculteurs; JA), making her way up the various regional ranks: Chairwoman of the Young Farmers’ Cantonal Centre (Centre cantonal des jeunes agriculteurs; CCJA) of Massiac (1981-1984), then Deputy Chairwoman of the Young Farmers’ Departmental Centre (Centre départemental des jeunes agriculteurs; CDJA) of Cantal (1982-1988), she was also the first woman to chair the Young Farmers’ Regional Centre (Centre régional des jeunes agriculteurs; CRJA) of Auvergne in 1986. From April 2017 to April 2023, she was the first woman to chair the National Federation of Agricultural Holders’ Unions (Fédération nationale des syndicats d’exploitants agricoles; FNSEA). Defending farmers' incomes, recognizing agriculture's many contributions to society, such as adapting agriculture to climate change and regaining food sovereignty, and the need for a stronger Europe to carry weight in global trade are among her priority battles and commitments. Strengthened by her European convictions, in September 2020 Christiane Lambert was elected President of the Committee of Professional Agricultural Organizations (COPA), Europe's leading farmers' union.
Updated: September 2023