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Eric Baudson on Driving Continuous IT Transformation

An Interview with the Head of Global IT and Operations at Crédit Agricole
September 22, 2010
In This Interview
Eric Baudson, Responsable Mondial du département Informatique et Opérations


Degree in agricultural engineering and a specialized master’s degree in financial techniques from ESSEC.

Career Highlights

Began banking career in 1991 at the international audit department of Banque Indosuez; appointed supervisor in 1995.

In 1997, joined the regional management division (DRF) of Crédit Agricole Indosuez, working at first as a corporate relations officer at the Rhône-Alpes branch and then as deputy head of DRF in 1999.

In 2000, moved to Société Générale’s corporate and investment banking division as worldwide manager of the equity derivatives middle office before becoming worldwide manager of equity derivatives operations in 2003.

Joined Calyon (now Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank) in 2005 as the head of capital markets operations before also assuming responsibility for the capital markets IT division in 2006. Appointed head of global IT and operations in 2008.


Eric Baudson is the head of global IT and operations at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), formerly Calyon. In a recent conversation with The Boston Consulting Group’s Antoine Gourévitch, he spoke about his ongoing efforts to optimize IT’s value to the company, the challenges of managing through the economic crisis, and his vision of how the CIO’s role will evolve over time.