Emmanuelle Yannakis


Emmanuelle Yannakis is the CFO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, Emmanuelle was member of the Executive Committee of LCL (French retail network of Credit Agricole SA) in charge of Finance & Retail and Corporate Credit. 

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Prior to joining LCL, Emmanuelle was corporate secretary at Credit Agricole Assurances (1st Bank insurer in Europe and 2nd in France) where she was in charge of corporate governance, risk management, strategy and innovation, and digital. She has also been head of accounting and group consolidation in the group finance division of Credit Agricole SA and Chief Financial Officer of Pacifica (Property & Casualty insurance company of Credit Agricole Group), where she was also responsible for actuarial affairs and reinsurance.

She began her career as a tax adviser in the accounting firm Arthur Andersen International and as financial auditor during seven years in the Financial Services Industry (FSI) division of Arthur Andersen. Emmanuelle has represented Crédit Agricole on the boards - and was often member of Audit Committees - of a number of their subsidiaries in the banking and insurance sector. She was also a member of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee, and President of the Nomination, Remuneration and Governance Committee of ADP (Aeroport de Paris).

She has also taught masters classes at University Panthéon-Assas on tax and accounting.  Emmanuelle is a post degree graduate of the University Paris-Dauphine (Paris IX) in Corporate tax and of University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) in Corporate and Business Law. She also has the legal qualification to practice as a barrister in France (CAPA).