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Executive Managing Director
Global Head of Credit Ratings, Methodologies and Research
Yann Le Pallec is Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Credit Ratings, Methodologies and Research. He is based in Paris and is a member of the S&P Global Ratings Operating Committee. Yann oversees a group of more than 2,200 analysts and support staff, present in 28 countries and covering more than one million outstanding ratings on entities and securities across a wide range of sectors including governments, corporations, financial institutions, and structured finance.
Yann has held a diverse set of responsibilities in his career at S&P.
In 2016, he was Head of Global Corporate Ratings, a group composed of 500 analysts responsible for analyzing over 4,000 non-financial corporations worldwide.
From 2011 until 2015, he was responsible for S&P’s market leading credit ratings business in EMEA, leading a team of over 900 rating analysts and support staff operating from 12 offices.
Previously, Yann was Head of EMEA Corporate and Government Ratings, after occupying various managerial and analytical positions in the Insurance and Sovereign & Public Sector groups.
Before joining S&P in 1999, Yann was a Senior Manager with the Paris-based audit firm Salustro Reydel.
Yann holds a master’s degree in Business from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economique et Commerciales (ESSEC) in France.