Stéphane Besson

President & Business Head, CRISIL Coalition at CRISIL

Stéphane is the CEO of Coalition and also serves on the board of Coalition. Upon joining Coalition in 2006, he launched Coalition Client Analytics, now one of the pillar products of the company. He also led Coalition’s Americas business from 2008 to 2012 developing client relationships with the largest US Investment banks and building up the local Coalition team.

During his time as CEO, Stéphane drove the high growth of Coalition with a strong focus on client relationship, team development and analytics innovation.

Prior to Coalition, Stéphane was a consultant at McKinsey & Company for 7 years advising global and European investment banks on their Global Markets, Corporate Finance and Corporate Banking activities. He worked on strategic and operational assignments in Paris, New York and London. Prior to McKinsey, he worked in Banque Nationale de Paris’s Structured Finance team in New York.

Stéphane holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (1999-2001) and an Engineering Master from École des Mines de Paris (1992-1995).


  • President & Business Head, CRISIL Coalition

    Current role

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