Bénédicte Chrétien, Independent Director 

Bénédicte Chrétien is currently Group Human Resources Director, and a member of Executive committee, at Crédit Agricole S.A. Bénédicte Chrétien began her career in the Human Resources Department of Axa in 1992, with responsibility over the IT department. In 1995, she joined the Human Resources team at Axa Investment Managers, the asset management entity of the Axa group as Recruitment Officer. She subsequently helped set up the private management division at Axa Investment Managers, taking on sales responsibilities. 

In 2001, Bénédicte Chrétien supported acquisitions and restructuring, reporting directly to the CEO of Axa Investment Managers. In 2003, she returned to Human Resources and was responsible for support functions before being appointed Operational Head of Human Resources at Axa Investment Managers, where she supported the company's international expansion in the United States, Europe, and Asia. 

In 2010, Bénédicte Chrétien was promoted Global Head of Human Resources, a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Axa Investment Managers Paris. In 2013, she was appointed Head of Human Resources and a member of the Executive Committee of the Edmond de Rothschild group in Geneva. 

In November 2014, she joined Crédit Agricole S.A. as HR Director for International Subsidies. She serves today as Group Head of Human Resources. 

Bénédicte Chrétien holds a master’s degree in human resources from Paris I University. She has also been a Non-Executive Director at Indosuez Wealth since 2018 and at Amundi since 2023, two entities of Crédit Agricole Group.