He is Vice President of Ricol, Lasteyrie & Associés, a leading independent financial expertise and financial risk management in France. For over twenty years he has played an active role in national and international bodies governing the financial profession, contributing to its development and professionalizing the field of growth and performance advisory services. In October, 2008 René Ricol has been appointed Credit Mediator by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to restore the contact between the banks and SME”.
Former president of the Compagnie nationale des commissaires aux comptes (French national association of independent auditors), and the Conseil supérieur de l’ordre des experts-comptables (French national
association of certified public accountants), he also chaired the International Federation of Accountants, which gathers the professional associations of 119 countries, from 2002 to 2004. He is currently President of the Réseau “Tous pour l’emploi” (“Everyone for employment” Network) as well as the guiding council of “France Investissement.”.