CIO Infrastructure Debt & Structured Finance
Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management
Jean-Francis has been responsible for the development of the infrastructure debt platform since inception in 2014. He joined the Edmond de Rothschild Group in 2004 as co-head of the Project Finance team before taking charge of the Group’s structuring advisory services. As part of the Group’s globalisation, in 2013 he was appointed to lead the Infrastructure, Real Assets and Structured Finance team.
Jean-Francis started his career at Bouygues Construction in 1992 in their International Finance Engineering Department and later as a project manager working on transportation and social PPP projects in Europe. In 1997 he led the project finance team of Basil Read, Bouygues’s South African subsidiary. In 1998 he joined UBS’ project finance team, in Zurich and later London, and was involved as financial advisor and arranger in a number of landmark European infrastructure, energy and telecoms projects. He then acted as a Director with Citigroup and WestLB, covering infrastructure and TMT sectors in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Jean-Francis graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and has a law degree from the Law University Paris II.