Françoise Lombard is Chief Financial Officer of AFD. She is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and former student of the École nationale d’administration (ENA). Françoise began her career in the Financial Affairs section of the Ministry for Defence where she became Head of the budgetary preparation office. She subsequently joined the Treasury department of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance where she was deputy bureau chief for Sub-Saharan Africa and the AFD. Between 2012 and 2016, Françoise held a number of positions in Agence des participations de l’État (the French Government shareholding agency). Since 2016, she has been Head of Finance and Accounting at AFD in charge of raising financing on the markets and treasury management. She prepares financial forecasts and prices loan and guarantee operations and has overall responsibility for the financial management of all operations. Françoise is also responsible for producing and certifying AFD’s financial statements.