From September 2011 to September 2014, Patrice was Financial Counsellor at the French Treasury in New York. Prior to that, Patrice had been working at the AMF since June 1995. He started at the AMF as a senior officer in the debts and derivative products department within the corporate finance division. In April 1998 he became the head of this department and from January 2000 took charge of the banks and insurance department as well.
From 2001 to 2003 he was seconded to the secretariat of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (EMAC) at the European Parliament. Upon his return in January 2005 he was named director in the Regulatory Policy Division in charge of the corporate finance regulation. From 1991 to 1995, Patrice worked in the treasury department of Banque Sovac.