Clara Gaymard is the Vice President of Government Strategy and Sales at GE International, and President and CEO of GE France.
Gaymard joined GE in September 2006 as National Executive for France. With 10,000 employees in France, GE operates in the financial services, health, media and environment sectors.
From February 2003 and until her nomination at GE, Clara Gaymard was Ambassador, President of Invest In France Agency (AFII). Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Gaymard served for seven years as Deputy Director at the Foreign Economic Relations Department of the French Finance Ministry. In 1999, she became Head of the Small and Mid-Cap Businesses Division. From 1991 to 1993, she was an Economic and Commercial Advisor at the French Trade Office in Cairo, Egypt.
A graduate of the French National School of Administration (ENA) and the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Law and History, Clara Gaymard is a member of the “Jérôme Lejeune Foundation” dedicated to research on mental disabilities and named after her father, a prominent geneticist, who discovered the disease known as Down syndrome. She is also the author of several published works, her latest novel being S’il suffisait d’aimer.
Gaymard, 48, is mother of eight children and married to former French Finance Minister, Mr. Hervé Gaymard, Member of Parliament. Decorated with the Italian Republic Merit Order, she is also Knight of Merit National Order and Knight of Legion of Honor.