Strategic Advisory Board

Philippe Jurgensen, Non Executive
  • Philippe is a former top level civil servant within the French State administration

  • He is now a member of Cohen Brothers Strategic Advisory Board, advising on its development strategy and is non executive

  • Philippe held numerous high level positions within the French State Finance & Economy Ministry and top positions at a number of finance related French State agencies

  • Philippe started his career in 1969, as inspector of finance, the French State audit body, and became notably a member of staff of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Finance and Economy Minister. He made a career at the Treasury and became its Deputy Head in 1982, in charge of international affairs

  • From 1985, he became French trade representative at the Ministry of Finance & Economy and CEO or Chairman of Comptoir des Entrepreneurs and the following French State agencies:  AFD (public investments in emerging markets), Proparco (private investments in emerging markets), Sofaris, (State guaranties for SME loans), Anvar (innovation funding for companies)

  • Philippe has been the Chairman of ACAM, the French insurance sector regulatory authority and a member of Commission Bancaire, the French banking sector regulatory authority, 2004 - 2010 

  • Philippe held executive board member positions at European Investment Bank, Havas, CGE, Matra, CNES, Paribas, Crédit Lyonnais, Indosuez, IFRI, Siparex, etc…


  • From December 2006, he has been elected chairman and CEO of the French branch of ELEC (European League for Economic Cooperation), a NGO promoting European integration

  • Philippe was a professor at Institut d’étude politique de Paris from 1984 to 2014

  • He wrote six books on financial policy, the Euro currency, globalization & the green economy

  • He is a graduate from Science Po and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (best ranking candidate to the exam on a national basis), General Inspector of Finance

  • He holds one of the highest French society distinctions: Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur

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