Sylvie Goulard is Professor of Practice in Global affairs and Geopolitics at SDA Bocconi School of Management since October 2023.
She served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2017 for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats group, as Ministery of the Armed Forces of the French Government and as Vice Governor of the Banque de France from 2018 to 2022. She was a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and chaired the inter-parliamentary group for the fight against poverty, which aimed to give a voice to disadvantaged people within the European institutions.
Having graduated from Sciences Po and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), she studied law. During her time at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she particularly dealt with issues related to European integration and Germany. She also worked at the Conseil d'Etat.
From 2001 to 2004, she was the political advisor to Romano Prodi, who was the President of the European Commission at that time.
Her book "L’Europe pour les Nuls" (First, 2007) won the European Book Prize. She has written other books, including "La Democrazia in Europa" (Flammarion, Rizzoli 2012), co-authored with Mario Monti, and "Goodbye Europe" (Flammarion, 2016) on Brexit.
She was awarded with the Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite français (2008) and the Verdienstkreuz am Bande, Germany (2014)