Jean-François Verdier joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 2006 as the Director of Personnel, Real Estate and Social Action. In 2009, he is nominated Director General of the Administration and Civil Service and since 2013 he is a General Inspector of Finance.

He holds degree from the Institut d'études politiques (IEP), the Institut d'administration des entreprises (IAE) of Bordeaux and was a student of the french National School of Administration (ENA).