Banque de France
Deputy General Director for IT
Valérie FASQUELLE is deputy General Director of the Information System (DGIS) at Banque de France. The general directorate is in in charge of designing, developing and operating information systems used in all of the Banque de France sectors of activity (monetary policy, statistics, payments, banking supervision…). Innovation has in this context an important value and the DGSI set-up in 2017 “the Lab”, the Banque de France innovation centre which gives internal teams a support for thinking “out of the box” and imagining their businesses. Through the various responsibilities she held, Valérie FASQUELLE has been deeply involved in the field of innovation, in particular relating to payments and market infrastructures (payment systems, securities settlement systems, central counterparties). She notably initiated and steered the Banque de France experimentation program on wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency between 2020 and 2021, which aims at exploring the risks and opportunities for clearing and settlement procedures of tokenised financial assets. She headed up the directorate in charge of payments, innovation and infrastructures and was also deeply involved in Eurosystem large scale projects such as Target 2 and Target2 securities. Before joining the Banque de France, Mrs FASQUELLE graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and with a post-graduate degree in Economics from the Dauphine University in Paris.