Philippe Camus is a senior advisor at Evercore and serves as chairman of the AptamiR Board of Directors.
Previously Mr. Camus worked with the Lagardère Group as executive chairman of the finance committee of the Matra Group, and prior to that was chairman of the supervisory board of Banque Arjil. He was appointed managing director of the Lagardère Group and served as co-managing partner of Lagardère SCA, where he managed the restructuring of the Matra Group, which led to an integration with Hachette.
After the bankruptcy of Hachette Group’s television broadcasting venture, he rescued the company and brought about the creation of EADS (now Airbus Group). He served as COO and then CEO of Aérospatiale–Matra before moving on to the role of CEO of EADS.
He began his career in the finance department of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. After working as a financial analyst and portfolio manager, he was appointed head of the fixed income directorate.
Mr. Camus served as a member of the French supervisory authority for the financial markets, and was chairman of Alcatel-Lucent. In addition, he was a board member of Paris Sciences et Lettres University and has been president of GIFAS (French Aerospace Industries Association) and a director of Crédit Agricole SA, the Accor Group and Schlumberger. He also was an Officier of the French Légion d’Honneur and was awarded the Cross of the German Merit Order.
Mr. Camus has an economics and finance degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, a physics degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm) and a doctorate in actuarial sciences.