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Born in 1968

Carol Sirou
  • Independent Director
  • Chairwoman of the Risk Committee and of the US Risk Committee
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Date first appointedJune 2022

Term of office2026

Brief biography

Carol Sirou is President of EthiFinance and an independent board member, relying on a 30 years’ experience in various executive positions both in Europe and the US.
She spent most of her career in financial services at Standard & Poor’s Ratings : she managed rating agencies activities in Paris from 2008 to 2014, then joined S&P inc. in New York, to implement a regulatory compliance plan and manage global Group’s compliance of S&P Global Inc in 2016. From 2018 to 2022 she founded her own consulting firm, specialized in ESG risks.
With sustainable finance her passion, she was appointed EthiFinance CEO in 2018, an independent player in the rating and ESG market, with a goal to accelerate its strategic plan and to develop a double materiality agency in Europe.
She is also an independent Board member. In 2022, she joined Crédit Agricole S.A. Board as non voting Director and member of the audit and risks committe. She brings her knowledge about finance, governance and compliance as well as an international point of view.
She is also a member of the Medef Governance Committee since 2021 and the ESG group of the IFA (French Institute of Directors) since 2022.
A graduate of Sciences-Po Paris, Carol Sirou holds a master’s degree in corporate finance from Paris Dauphine University and completed a management programme at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

In other non-listed companies

Chief Executive OfficerEthifinance

Founding partnerSafineia Advisors New York and Safineia France

Other positions

MemberMedef Governance Committee; IFA ESG group

In other listed companies

 Europcar Mobility Group (2021-2022)

In other non-listed companies

 Independent DirectorAgence France Locale (2018-2022)

Qivalio Lyon (France) (2020-2022)

Exane (2019-2021)

Other positions

United Nations International School (2021)

Paris Dauphine Foundation Inc.

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