Born in 1955, student graduated from HEC (1978), ENA (1980-1982), Ph D in law, Chairman of Crédit Coopératif since 2009 (vice chairman from 2005 to 2009), Chairman of BTP Banque.
He worked at the Insurance department of the French economy and finance Ministry. He has been a very active member of the French Treasury Minister where he had different positions, such as: in charge of development activities for Africa, Chief of the Cabinet of the Minister for the Consumers affairs. (1991 – 1993)
Before joining the Bank, Jean-Louis BANCEL has been active in the Insurance Mutual sector (CEO of Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française (from 1977 to 2004) and General Secretary of Groupement des Entreprises Mutuelles d’Assurance (from 1993 to 1997). He chaired ICMIF, ICA sectoral organization on insurance and mutual. He is currently Chairman of Mutuelle Centrale des Finances.
He is also Chairman of Coop Fr, French Federation of cooperatives. He chairs Cooperatives Europe – regional ICA and ICBA (International Cooperative Banking Association) – ICA sectoral organization. He is member of ICA Board as Vice president.