Former Deputy General Manager, Chief Risk Officer of HSBC France and President of International Institutional Relations for Europe for group HSBC, Gilles Denoyel is a Senior Advisor of Gide. He has in-depth knowledge of the European financial sector gained from a significant professional career: he held a number of positions within the French Finance Ministry and the Treasury Department for 15 years, and was involved in the major privatisations of the 1990s. He then joined the CCF in 1996 until its acquisition by British group HSBC in 2000, where he remained until 2016.
Gilles Denoyel supports the development of our Banking & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate practice groups as Senior Advisor, and acts on banking and financial regulation issues, as well as on matters of compliance and risk management, particularly as regards the acquisition and restructuring of financial institutions.
A graduate of the top French engineering school “École des Mines de Paris”, the Paris Institute for Political Studies and the senior civil servant school “Ecole Nationale d’Administration”, Gilles Denoyel was appointed to the Ministry of Finances Inspectorate at the French Finance and Economy ministry in 1981. In 1985, he joined the Treasury department as project manager, then secretary general (1987) to the CIRI, supervisor of the French Export Credit Agency, head of the Financial Market supervision and regulation office (1989-92), assistant director of the French Insurance Industry (1992-94), and assistant director of privatisations and state-owned companies (1994-96). He then joined group CCF in 1996 as financial director, becomes secretary general in charge of Strategy, IT and Operations in 1998, then Deputy General Manager in charge of Finance in 2000. He is in charge of a major part of the CCF’s integration within HSBC after its acquisition, where he continues his career as Deputy General Manager Finance of HSBC France (2004), in charge of central and financial issues. In 2006, he is in charge of asset management, insurance activities and non-financial central functions, and from 2007 he supervises all risk and compliance functions and relations with regulatory authorities. In 2012, he is appointed deputy general director of HSBC France, then President of International Institutional Relations Europe for the group (2015).