Born in 1962, Ms. Bonnet-Bernard is a French certified accountant (Expert Comptable) and holds an M.A. from the University of Paris IX Dauphine in accounting and finance. She was a lecturer at the University of Paris IX Dauphine and at IAE of Poitiers from 1986 to 1994.
Sonia Bonnet-Bernard has been a managing partner of Ricol Lasteyrie, an independent financial advisory and corporate valuation firm, since 1998. She began her career in 1985 as an auditor for the firm Salustro, and then continued on to Leon Constantin in New York.
After having managed the International Section of the Conseil Supérieur de l’Ordre des Experts Comptables (the French National Association of Chartered Accountants) for seven years, she joined the Arnaud Bertrand Committee (which became the Financial Markets Department of the French Professional Auditors Body, also known as the “CNCC”) where she coordinated the technical accounting and professional policy positions of the major international audit networks.
Ms. Bonnet-Bernard has been a member of the Board of Autoritié des Normes Comptables (the former Conseil National de la Comptabilité - the French National Accounting Standards Authority) since 1998 and has actively participated in its efforts since 1990. She is Vice President of the Société Française des Evaluateurs (SFEV), a member of the Association Professionnelle des Experts Indépendants (APEI) and a member of the Board of Directors of IMA France.