Staff shakeup at France’s AMF

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French financial regulatory body, has promoted two senior staff members to head international affairs and enforcement.

Françoise Buisson has been appointed director of the European and International Affairs Division at the AMF.

Buisson replaces Xavier Tessier who has taken on a new undisclosed role at the regulator.

Buisson was formerly director of the French Association of Financial Markets/AMAFI with responsibility for international affairs, before being recruited by the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB), the AMF’s predecessor, in 2001 to take part in the MiFID negotiations.

She was appointed deputy head of International Affairs at the AMF in November 2002.

Marc-Pierre Janicot has been appointed director of the AMF’s Board and Enforcement Committee Secretariat Division from November 14 2011. He will replace Brigitte Letellier who has left the regulator.

Janicot joined the AMF from the Commission des opérations de Bourse (the French stock exchange commission) where had had been legal advisor to the Service Providers and Investment Products Department.

In 2004, he joined the department responsible for the AMF’s Board and Enforcement Committee and was appointed deputy head of the department on 1 January 2006.

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