On 1 July 2016 Jean-Paul Gauzès was appointed as EFRAG Board President, nominated by the European Commission. From the establishment of the European Corporate Reporting Lab @EFRAG he is also Chair of its Steering Group.
From 2004 till 2014 Jean-Paul was a member of the European Parliament. During the whole of this period he was a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON). From 2008 till 2014 he was the Coordinator of the European People's Party (EPP) Group in ECON. He has been the rapporteur on various important dossiers including the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (2010); the Regulation on the supervision of credit rating agencies (2010); and the Regulation on the strengthening of economic and budgetary surveillance of Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability in the euro area (2012).
Jean-Paul is an honorary member of the Bar at the Conseil d'État and the Cour de Cassation. From 1998 till 2007 he was a member of the Executive Board and Tax and Legal Director of Dexia Crédit Local. From 1973 till 1998 he worked as a lawyer and legal counsel in France.