Biographical note: Pierre Quesnay (1895-1937), former General Manager
Pierre Quesnay was the first General Manager of the BIS, from the Bank's founding in April 1930 until his death on 8 September 1937.
He was a member of the League of Nations Commission in Austria (1920-25), before becoming the Head of the Economic Analysis Department of the Bank of France (1926-29). He was a member of the Young Plan Commission (1929), and an expert for France at the Hague and London Conferences of 1929-30.
Mr Quesnay held a law degree from Paris-Sorbonne University.