Representative of the French State
Hélène Dantoine

Expertise and experience

Born in 1971, Hélène Dantoine, a French national, is a graduate of the Ecole National d'Administration (ENA) and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. She also holds a masters degree in public law and a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Latin-American studies.

Hélène Dantoine began her career in 1995 with the French Foreign Ministry. From 2003 to 2005 she attended ENA, and after her graduation she joined the French General Finance Inspectorate (IGF). In 2009, she moved back to the Foreign Ministry and then in 2010 once again worked with the IGF.

In 2011, Hélène Dantoine joined the Total group, where she served in various management positions for seven years (New Business Project Director; Logistics and Support Director for the exploration and production division; Director, Africa for the exploration subsidiaries; and Group Public Affairs Director).

Since March 1, 2019, she has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the French State Investments Agency (APE).

Hélène Dantoine brings to the Board her financial expertise and – through her experience as a former executive in both operational and support functions of an international industrial group – her skills in performance management, industrial development and logistics

Current offices


  • Representative of the French State on the Board of Directors : Safran
  • Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee


  • Representative of the French State on the Board of Directors : Orange (1)


 (1) Listed company

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