François Pérol is the CEO and President of the Management Board of BPCE, the second largest banking group in France, since 2009. BPCE Group, whose assets represent more than 1 trillion euros, counts 117 000 employees, serves 34 million retail customers, and is present in 70 countries. François Pérol is also the Chairman of the Board of Natixis, the listed CIB arm of the Group. He was president of the French Banking Federation between September 2010 and September 2011. He has been appointed president of the European Savings Banks Group for the period 2012 – 2015.

In 2013 he was speaker at the Estoril Conferences in the panel "Global Dialogue – The Crisis and New Dynamics in the Global Economy" (May,2nd).