Benoît Loutrel


Board Member

Benoît Loutrel is board member of ARCOM, the French Audiovisual and Digital media regulator and Digital Services Coordinator (DSC) for France. He has specific responsibilities for digital platform supervision & Digital Services Act (DSA) implementation. He was trained as an economist & engineer at Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE and Toulouse School of Economics, and has extensive experience in industrial/development economics, regulation & digital transformation.

He worked initially as an economist for the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee), joined the World Bank group in 1996, specializing on the financing of regulated infrastructure projects. From 2004 until 2016, he held various positions in the Telecommunication sector : at the French electronic communications and postal regulator (Arcep), where he was eventually appointed Director General, and in a public development agency, Commissariat général à l’investissement, where he designed and implemented a public financing program to support local governments rolling over fiber optic networks in rural areas. In 2017, Mr Loutrel became (briefly!) Director of Institutional Relations and Public Policy at Google France. From 2018 to 2020, he carried out various advisory missions for the ministry of economy & digital affairs, and in particular he was General Rapporteur of the interministerial mission “regulation of social networks”. He was appointed board member of ARCOM, in February 2021, for a six-year mandate.