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Etienne Oudot de Dainville



Areas of expertise:

Finance, Law, Regulations


French Embassy


Head of the economic & finance department

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Short bio:

Etienne OUDOT de DAINVILLE just started as Minister Counsellor, head of the economic and finance department of the French Embassy in Berlin.


He previously was head of the Financial department of the French Permanent Representation to the European Union, dealing with EMU related issues, tax policy, financial markets regulations, company law, competition and state aid, EU budgets.


From September 2012 to November 2014, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Investment within the French Treasury, within the Ministry of Finance and Economy, managing a team of 31 persons in charge of trade policy issues (bilateral and plurilateral trade deals, WTO negotiations, market access, intellectual property issues in relation to trade), international and bilateral investment rules, economic sanctions, financial crime (moneylaundering and terrorism financing).


He was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets and Corporate Finance (2009- 2012). In this position, he was actively involved in all European and international negotiations on securities markets and accounting (G20, Financial Stability Board, IFRS Foundation) and in the way those new rules are being translated into French law.


From May 2007 to July 2009, Etienne OUDOT de DAINVILLE was technical adviser to the French Prime Minister for international economic affairs. In his position, he was in charge of coordinating the French government works on trade issues, public development assistance, G8 affairs, international climate negotiations.


He previously worked as deputy head of staff of the French Trade Minister Mrs Christine Lagarde (2006-early 2007) and head of unit for “agricultural trade negotiations, trade and development issues” (in 2005).


Between 2002 and 2005, he served as deputy economic counsellor at the French Embassy to the United Sates in Washington DC.


He joined the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Department of Foreign Trade, in 1998, where he successively worked as an expert on French-German economic relations, EU-enlargment issues, international trade finance negotiations (OECD, WTO, EU, G8).


He graduated from the French national school of administration (ENA) in 1998, the Vienna Diplomatic Academy and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

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