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Bernard Spitz

French Insurance Federation





Bernard Spitz is the President of the French Insurance Federation (FFA) which gathers the French Federation of Insurance Companies (FFSA) and the Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (GEMA) since 8 July 2016. Mr Spitz was the chairman of FFSA since 2008. He also chairs the Club des Juristes Commission on Cyber Risks launched in September 2016.

A Board member of MEDEF, the French employer’s organization, Bernard Spitz has chaired International and Europe since July 2013. From the 2011 French Presidency of the G20, Bernard Spitz has represented MEDEF and worked on the B20 Task Forces related to employment and the digital economy.

Bernard Spitz is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the École supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), as well as of École nationale d’administration (ENA) from 1984 to 1986. He was an adviser to Prime Minister Michel Rocard from 1988 to 1991; a Maître des Requêtes at the Council of State; and an executive Director at the head of Canal+ from 1992 to 1996. From 2000 to 2004, he was Chief Strategy Officer of Vivendi Universal.

Bernard Spitz sits on the Policy Board of the Aspen Institute (France), and is a member of several leading European think tanks, including Astrid (Italy), The Lisbon Council (Belgium) and En temps RĂ©el (France). Former teacher at Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris, he also wrote several books on the reform of the State and the digital revolution.