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André joined Edmond de Rothschild Group in Geneva early 2003, where he created and headed the infrastructure and project finance advisory team. As such, he gained and successfully led number of high profile transactions to financial close, in all fields of infrastructure (transportation, real estate, telecom, social infrastructure, utilities...). He also structured and initiated investment funds in the infrastructure sector and is now chairman and investment committee member of a European social infrastructure fund.
André started his career in Banque Paribas and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance before switching to the European Commission as an advisor to the Commissioner in charge of tax harmonization. He then returned to the Ministry of Economy and Finance where he was in charge of portfolio of public stakes in the industrial & energy sectors, managing the interests of the French State in corporations like Electricité de France (EDF), Gaz de France (which became GDF-Suez then Engie), Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), AREVA, Charbonnages, BRGM, Altadis. He then became general manager and CFO of the Région Ile-de-France, where he was in charge of the financing of its wide ranging investment program (social infrastructure, public transport roads, urban development).
André is now CEO of La Compagnie Financière des Infrastructures, based in Geneva, which is since 2015 in charge of landmark project finance advisory missions and a member of the board of AIM Luxembourg.
André is an alumnus of HEC Paris, of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and of the Goethe Institut. André speaks fluently French, English and German and has a good working knowledge in Dutch and Russian.
Stéphane has extensive international experience in private equity, both entrepreneurially and from the fund manager’s perspective. He has served as the CEO of two major technology companies before entering the investment world. Stéphane was the Head of Venture Capital and President of Innovation at France’s largest financial institution, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, where he played a major role in raising its AUM to EUR 500 million. He there created several independent Private Equity funds, and holds portfolio of equity stakes in over 80 companies. He has realized numerous deals in France, Germany and Switzerland, several of which went public.
Stéphane is now CEO of AIM Luxembourg, manages or advises several Funds, and has realized over 35 investments in the last 5 years for a total Capex value exeeding EUR 1 Bn. Stéphane is also very active leading the prestigious mandates AIM has signed to a conclusive end from the client perspective. Stéphane is also private investor in some technology startups.
Stéphane holds a Ph.D. in Computational and Physical Sciences, id Alumni of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Rue d’Ulm), Agrégé de Sciences Physiques, in Paris. Stéphane attended the AMP program at INSEAD.
Stéphane is fluent in French, English, German, Portuguese and has a working knowledge of Russian.
Nadia began her career with Absolute Return Investment Services as a Middle Office Manager. In 2004, she became an Analyst and later Asset Manager for the firm’s managed accounts, where she co-managed one of its main international equity funds. Nadia has extensive experience in financial analysis, technical modeling and management of listed and non-listed assets, having participated to the launch/management of numerous investment funds.
Nadia has an extensive experience in the field green infrastructure assets, having analyzed, structured and invested in more than 400 MW of renewable energy projects with a total value of more than EUR 500 million. Since she joined Akuo Investment Management in 2009, Nadia was in charge of the financial analysis and structuring of all AIM’s investments, as well of all Mandates the Company has signed.
Nadia holds a B.S in International Economics from the American University of Paris. She is a CFA charterholder, a member of the SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers) and has also obtained the Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) certifications. Nadia has followed an Executive Education program at INSEAD in 2016.
Nadia speaks fluent French, English and Bulgarian, and has a working knowledge of Russian and German.
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Alain is has spent the vast majority of his career developing, financing and building new power generation plants, as well as optimizing older energy infrastructure assets across many countries throughout Europe, Latin America and North America. Previously, he was CEO of the North and South America divisions of Akuo Energy, an international developer/operator of renewable energy projects. He also founded International Energy Ventures in 2002, which has invested capital and nurtured the growth of companies across the areas of fuel cells, batteries, wind energy and biofuels.Prior to his career in the renewable energy sector, Alain was a Partner at Ernst & Young Consulting, and held overall responsibility for the firm’s oil & gas industry consulting practice across the South America region.
In addition to his role with AIM Luxembourg, Alain is currently the CEO of a waste-gas-to-energy company called Ener-Core.
Mr. Castro earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree in business management from the Sloan Fellows programme at the London Business School. Mr. Castro was born in Argentina, speaks english and spanish fluently, and is conversant in french and portuguese.
Seasoned executive with a unique blend of both operational and Private Equity expertise, Roger has developed first hand experience in structuring and negotiating investment and managing the complete cycle of growing companies from inception to liquidity.
As Managing Partner and co-owner of GTI Capital, a $100M private VC Fund, he played an active role in developing and managing four venture capital funds which invested in some 65 tech companies in North America and Europe. Roger was directly involved in many successful IPOs, sales, mergers, acquisitions and turnarounds.
Prior to joining GTI, he started and lead the Technology Investment Group at the SGF (Québec) where he successfully managed and invested a $50M international investment program.
Roger spent the first 12 years of his career in various management positions in the Telecom industry.
Roger holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Sherbrooke University and an MBA from HEC Montreal. He is fluent in English and French.