Yann Le Pallec is the Head of Standard & Poor's Corporate and Government Ratings for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in Paris, Yann is responsible for S&P's market leading credit ratings business in EMEA, which covers more than 1,000 companies, financial institutions, insurers, public sector entities and sovereigns in the region.
Yann leads a team of over 300 corporate and government ratings analysts and support staff operating from 10 offices: Paris, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Stockholm, Dubai, Johannesburg among others. Yann was, before his appointment in August 2010, lead analytical manager of S&P's sovereign, international public finance and insurance ratings for EMEA. Before joining S&P in 1999, he was a senior manager with Paris-based audit firm Salustro Reydel. He holds a Masters' degree in Business from Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economique et Commerciales (ESSEC) in France.