Guillaume Prache is the Managing Director of BETTERFINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users. Better Finance federates the associations of shareholders, investors, savers and other financial services users in Europe, counting more than four million individuals). He is also one of the experts representing financial services users before the European Commission (as member and vice chair of the Financial Services User Group – FSUG), before the European Securities & Markets Authority (as member and former chair of the ESMA Securities & Markets Stakeholder Group), before the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (as member of the EIOPA Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group) and before the French financial regulator AMF.
He started as a magistrate at the French Court of Auditors, and has an extended and international experience in financial matters, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of US-based Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Inc., a “Fortune 500” publicly-listed pharmaceutical company (today Sanofi) from 1997 to 2000, and then as Managing Director of the European subsidiary of the Vanguard Group, Inc., a global leader in asset management, from 2000 to 2006.
He has taught asset management for the CIWM (Certified International Wealth Manager) program, and wrote two books (Politique économique contemporaine in 1989, Les Scandales de l’épargne retraite in 2008) and various articles on economics and finance.
He graduated from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (France, major in History), from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (France, major in Economics) and from the Ecole Nationale D’Administration (ENA, France) in 1985.