Jean Marie is a graduate in Economics (Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Economiques-DES in economics -1970), Politics (Institut d’Etudes Politiques-IEP Paris – graduate in 1969) and international studies (University of South Carolina – International Studies – 1971). He is a consultant with SIDI/FEFISOL. He is also a Board Member with various institutions including: Akiba Commercial Bank, Tanzania( Audit Committee and of the Governance and Human Resources Committee (2011 to date); Première Agence de Microfinance Madagascar (PAMF-Madagascar) and president of the Risk Committee (2012-2018); Al Amana, Morocco (2018 to date).
He previously worked with Société Generale in several positions as: Senior Counterparty Risk Analyst and Group Head (Risk Division – Capital Market & Credit)- 2000- 2009; Senior Bank Relationship Manager and Group Head (International Division)-1994-2000; Corporate Marketing Manager and Team Leader (New York Branch)-1991-1993; Branch Manager (Houston Agency, Texas)- 1989-1991; Japan Desk Manager (International Division)- 1980-1988 and Marketing Officer (International Division – Export Credits)- 1978-1980 .
Jean-Maris also worked with other institutions including; AUTOMOBILES PEUGEOT as Development Officer (International Industrial Development Division)- 1973-1978; UNIVERSITY OF TUNIS as a Teaching Assistant (1972-1973) and WORLD BANK – Washington (DC) as Research Assistant – Transportation Department(1971). He is fluent in both French and English