Sylvie Goulard has been deputy governor of the Banque de France since January 2018, 18th. She has been proposed as European Union Commissioner on August 28th, 2019. She is also a former Minister of the Armed Forces of Emmanuel Macron.
She served as member of the European Parliament (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) from 2009-2017. As MEP, she was a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (coordinator, rapporteur of several files on Finance and Governance of the euro area and banking union) ; she also chaired the parliamentary Intergroup fight against poverty – aiming at giving a voice to deprived people in the European institutions.
After her law studies, and having graduated from Sciences Po Paris and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Sylvie Goulard worked as a diplomat in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, mainly on European integration and Germany. She also worked at the French Conseil d'Etat.
Between 2001 and 2004, she was political advisor to Romano Prodi, during his time as President of the European Commission.
Her book L’Europe pour les Nuls (First, 2007) was awarded the European Book Prize. She published several other books, including De la démocratie en Europe (Flammarion, Rizzoli 2012), co-authored with Mario Monti and Good bye Europe (Flammarion, 2016) on Brexit.