Born on May 16, 1958 in Boulogne-Billancourt.
A graduate of HEC, Eric Lombard began his career in 1981 at Banque Paribas where he held various positions in the International Trade Department and in Financial Management until 1989.
From 1989 to 1993, he joined the State as a technical advisor to the Cabinet of Louis Le Pensec, spokesman for the Government, from 1989 to 1991. He was then adviser to Michel Sapin in his duties as Minister Delegate for Justice, from 1991 to 1992, and Minister of Economy and Finance, from 1992 to 1993.
In April 1993, he joined the Banque Paribas where he was responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions in the banking and insurance sector.
When BNP Paribas was created in September 1999, he was appointed head of the Financial Institutions Group and a member of the Executive Committee of Corporate and Investment Banking, before taking over responsibility for Corporate and Institutional Relations in September 2002.
In 2004, he became Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Cardif, then in 2006, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.
He joined the BNP Paribas Executive Committee in 2011.
In October 2013, Eric Lombard joined the Generali group. He was a member of the Group Management Committee of Generali S.p.A., and at the same time, Chief Executive Officer, and then Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Generali France, until May 2017.
On December 8, 2017, Eric Lombard was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Caisse des Dépôts.