Philippe Wahl holds a Masters of Advanced Studies in Economics. He graduated from Sciences Po Paris and the French National School of Administration.
He started his career as an auditor and maître de requêtes for the State Council. In 1986, he became chargé de mission to the president of the Commission des opérations de bourse, which he left to work for the office of the Prime Minister Michel Rocard, as a technical advisor responsible for economic, financial and fiscal affairs.
While advisor to the President of the Compagnie bancaire in 1991, Philippe joined the Managing Committee in 1992, and was promoted Deputy Managing Director in 1994. In 1997, he became responsible for the specialized financial services of Paribas and a member of the Executive Board. In 1999 he was appointed Managing Director of the Caisse Nationale des caisses d’épargne.
Appointed Managing Director of the Havas group in 2005, he became vice-president of the Bolloré group in 2006.
In January 2007, Philippe was named Managing Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland for France, and in December 2008, for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
In January 2011, he became President of La Banque Postale Directorate, and evolved to CEO of La Poste group in October 2013.
Philippe is a member of Institut Montaigne’s Board of Directors since 2004.