- MD, Head of Infrastructure
- Edmond de Rothschild
Jean-Francis started his career at Bouygues Construction in 1992 in their International Finance Engineering Department as a financial modeller and then became a project manager working on many transportation and social PPP projects in Europe. In 1997, he led the project finance department of Basil Read (Bouygues’s South African subsidiary.) In 1998 he joined UBS in Zurich, later moving to London within their project finance department 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, and leading several “Deal of the Year” debt transactions.
Jean-Francis joined the Edmond de Rothschild Group in 2004, as co-head of the Project Finance department before taking charge of the group’s structured advisory services.
In 2013, as part of the group’s globalisation, Jean-Francis headed the group’s Infrastructure, Real Assets and Structured Finance department. This led to the closing of Benjamin de Rothschild Infrastructure Debt Generation in 2014, a €850m platform comprising of FCT BRIDGE Fund (€600m) and a managed account for a leading institution.