Our team

Thibault de Saint Priest

Chairman and CEO of Acofi Gestion
Thibault de Saint Priest
Chairman and CEO of Acofi Gestion

Educated in law and economics at the University of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne and IEP Paris, Thibault started his career at Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he worked as a money market fund manager before becoming head of financial engineering. Co-founder of Acofi in 1990 and managing partner, over the last twenty years Thibault has notably built up the direct real estate investment business, the listed equity division, and the acquisition of portfolios of underperforming bank debt through securitisation vehicles. In this last activity, Thibault managed acquisition and management teams. He was also co-founder and director of Credirec, a company created by Acofi in 1993 and which has become the French market leader in the collection and acquisition of consumer loan portfolios. He is also the Chairman of the Debt Fund and Securitisation Commission created by AFG and one of the founding members of the Observatoire des Fonds de Prêts à l’Economie (OFPE).

Laurent Dubois

Deputy CEO of Acofi Gestion
Laurent Dubois
Deputy CEO of Acofi Gestion

A graduate from ENSIMAG (Engineering), Laurent has a Master’s degree in Finance from HEC, Laurent has a 20 years’ experience in multi-asset structuring. Laurent was Group Structured Products manager at Credit Agricole between 1997 and 2009, developing and managing numerous new activities for the bank (structured loan fund derivatives, insurance derivatives, tax structuring).Between 1997 and 2010, he was heading the Structured Products and Alternative Assets department at Natixis (and predecessor bank IXIS). From 2002 onwards, he was a member of the Executive Committee of Global Capital Markets at Natixis. He set up a cross asset expertise group, including beyond capital markets, real estate, ART, HF incubation, etc… In 2004, he launched within Global Markets NAII a full fledge alternative asset management company encompassing infrastructure carbon and energy, direct lending, and a managed hedge funds platform with a particular focus on new managers and Asian managers (in partnership with SparxAM of Japan). He co-founded and joined Alfafinance in September 2010 as deputy CEO. After Acofi Alfafinance merger in 2014, Laurent became deputy CEO of Acofi.

Nicolas Fourt

Deputy CEO of Acofi Gestion
Nicolas Fourt
Deputy CEO of Acofi Gestion

A graduate from ENSAE (Statistics), holder of a Masters in Economics from Université de Paris Sorbonne, and a chartered actuary, He was global head of capital markets (bonds, currencies, equities and commodities) at Natixis until August 2008, having managed these operations previously at CDC and then IXIS where he served as an executive board member.  The consulting company Alfafinance he co-founded in 2009 was more specifically involved in debt restructuring and advisory of major clients in banking and insurance sectors. Nicolas joined Acofi’s management team in 2014.

Marianne des Roseaux

General Secretary and CFO
Marianne des Roseaux
General Secretary and CFO

Marianne started her professional life at a consulting firm specialising in local authority funding. She joined Acofi in 1995 to develop financial expertise in real estate investment operations, before becoming Secretary General of ACOFI. In this role, Marianne manages all of the company’s support functions: finance, human resources management, information system, general administration.

Marianne has a DESS in Banking and Finance from the Paris – Sorbonne University.


Christophe Murciani

Head of CRE Debt Funds
Christophe Murciani
Head of CRE Debt Funds

Christophe Murciani is a seasoned real estate lending professional, with a 25-year track record in sourcing and structuring property finance transactions both in France and in other European countries. Between 1993 and 2008, Christophe has executed major real estate structured debt mandates, respectively with Société Générale, Natixis, and then Citigroup, where he was in charge of a 4-strong team originating deals in France, Benelux, and Italy. Thereafter with Tishman Speyer Properties, he ran the European finance team, prior to joining in 2011 the French side of Cityhold, a JV between 2 Swedish pension funds, to source and acquire prime office properties. As of 2013, Christophe spearheaded JLL’s Real Estate Debt Advisory group in Paris. With Acofi, he will be managing director for the property lending platform.

Christophe holds ESCP Europe’s MBA.

Benjamin Debré

Deputy Head of CRE Debt Funds
Benjamin Debré
Deputy Head of CRE Debt Funds

Benjamin Debré, has been active for 15 years both in the property industry and in international business development. Initially with HSBC’s bond origination group, Benjamin joined Lazard Frères’ M&A team in 2003. He moved to Citigroup’s structured property lending division in Paris in 2006. With Oberthur Fiduciaire, starting in 2011, Benjamin was responsible for business development, covering a client base of central banks and public entities in Africa, Latin America and Asia. He then joined Monument Capital Group as a Senior advisor in charge of fundraising with sovereign funds, domestic and international institutional investors. Benjamin returned to property structured finance in 2015 as a director with JLL’s debt advisory group in Paris, advising property companies, investment managers and institutional investors in their debt raising efforts. At Acofi Gestion, he will be a property lending fund manager.

Benjamin is a ESTP graduate, and holds an ESSEC MBA.

Dalila Chabane

Real Estate Debt Fund Manager
Dalila Chabane
Real Estate Debt Fund Manager

Dalila joined Acofi’s Real Estate Debt Fund team in august 2019 as a Fund Manager. During 15 years, she has been working in the property professionnals lending sector at Crédit Foncier. Dalila started her career as a credit analyst and subsequently held risk management and litigation positions. She then turned to trade functions in real estate investors financing structure. Dalila is a graduate from ISC Paris and Paris-Dauphine University.

Julien Congretel

Real Estate Debt Fund Manager
Julien Congretel
Real Estate Debt Fund Manager

Julien began his career in the real estate sector in 2011 at Société Générale, when he joined the real estate structured finance team in London after a first experience in the bank’s export finance team in Paris and Frankfurt. In 2013, Julien joined the Royal Bank of Canada’s Real Estate Capital Partners group, where he arranged senior and mezzanine loans for international investors across various European jurisdictions and asset classes. Julien joined Acofi in March 2020. He graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a master’s degree in finance.

Vincent Tissandier

Real Estate Debt Junior Fund Manager
Vincent Tissandier
Real Estate Debt Junior Fund Manager

Vincent joined Acofi in September 2018. He previously worked at UBS in Wealth Management before getting his first real estate experience at AEW Europe as an Asset Manager, where he was in charge of defining and implementing asset valuation strategy for 20 office assets based in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux. In 2014, he moved to JLL, a leading professional services firm specialized in real estate and investment management. His role, as an Investment Analyst, is to advice and assist institutional investors in their process of acquiring and selling properties valued between € 20m and € 1bn. 

Vincent is graduated from KEDGE Business School (master’s degree), IMPI (specialised master’s degree in Real Estate, and accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Solène Rochefrette

Portfolio Manager - Real Estate Debt Funds
Solène Rochefrette
Portfolio Manager - Real Estate Debt Funds

Solene joined Acofi’s Real Estate Debt Funds team in December 2019 as a Portfolio Manager. Previously, she has worked in the real estate lending sector at Société Générale. Solene started her career as a Chargée d’Affaires for real estate professionnals and key accounts and subsequently held risk management and agency role positions. Solene is a graduate from ESCEM School of Management (Sup de Co Tours).

 

Philippe Garrel

Head of Energy Transition Funds
Philippe Garrel
Head of Energy Transition Funds

Philippe began his career in 1996 as a project manager at Schlumberger. In 1999 Philippe joined the GDF-Suez group to develop the construction and operation of electrical infrastructure projects (Airbus 380 plant, Laboratoires Sanofi). Next he ran the INEO branches in Warsaw and Moscow. In 2008, he joined the Acofi group to develop its Infrastructure Financing business.

Philippe qualified as an engineer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers, which he followed with a Masters degree in Banking and Financial Engineering.

Camille Zimmermann

Energy Transition Fund Manager
Camille Zimmermann
Energy Transition Fund Manager

Camille joined Acofi’s Renewable Energy Infrastructures team in april 2018 after a 6-year experience as Head of the Strategy and Marketing Department within the spanish group Gas Natural Fenosa. She previously worked as a strategy consultant for Oliver Wyman Financial Services and co-founded in 2010 DS development, a strategy and banking disintermediation specialized in Africa. Camille holds a Master’s degree in international management from ESCP-EAP European School of Management, a Master’s degree from the City University of London and a Diplom Kauffrau from Berlin.

Ronald Gaultier

Energy Transition Fund Manager
Ronald Gaultier
Energy Transition Fund Manager

Ronald joined Acofi in 2021, after 6 years as a fund manager at Allianz Global Investors. Over that period, he invested more than €2 billion in privately-placed infrastructure debt on behalf of Allianz entities and third-party investors. Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors, Ronald was a manager in the project-finance advisory team of PwC, advising equity funds, industrial companies, and public parties at all stages of concessions and public-private partnerships. Ronald started his career in the transaction and audit departments of PwC and Deloitte. Ronald holds an engineering degree from INSA Rennes and a specialized master’s degree in Strategic Management from HEC Paris.

Clément Tribot-Laspiere

Modelling Manager
Clément Tribot-Laspiere
Modelling Manager

After gaining experience as a management controller at ERAMET in Paris and Gabon, Clément joined the structured finance department at CACIB. In 2012 he arrived at Deloitte Finance as a financial modelling and valuation analyst. Clément joined Acofi in 2016 to strengthen the infrastructure team, especially for valuing assets and funds.

He is a graduate of ESSEC.

Julian Lemaire

Energy Transition Fund Manager
Julian Lemaire
Energy Transition Fund Manager

Julian joined Acofi’s energy transition team in january 2020 after a 10-year experience at EDF. For the last 3 years, within its subsidiary Izivia, French leader in EV mobility charging stations, he subsequently occupied the role of Project Manager and Head of Street Charging Projects. He previously worked as a portfolio manager at EDF’s asset management division, investing for the decommissioning of nuclear assets, and as a quantitative analyst at EDF’s optimization division.

Julian holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris, a bachelor in economics from the University of Paris Dauphine and a MSc from the University of Oxford.

Romain Vélon

Energy Transition Junior Fund Manager
Romain Vélon
Energy Transition Junior Fund Manager

Romain has held various roles in the Infrastructure & Energy investment space. He started on the financing side in Credit Agricole’s Paris team covering transport deals, and later joined the bank’s New York based team focused on financial advisory mandates across North and South America. Before joining Acofi in June 2020, Romain had worked over 2 years for STOA, an equity infrastructure fund set up by French public agencies Caisse des Dépôts and Agence Française de Développement, where he was involved in several renewable energy transactions in developing countries. Romain holds a Double Degree from Télécom Paris (Engineering) and HEC Paris (Management).

Mathilde Reynes

Energy Transition Analyst
Mathilde Reynes
Energy Transition Analyst

After a first experience in Equity research at Kepler Chevreux, Mathilde joined Acofi’s Renewables Energy Infrastructures team in february 2018. She participates in project analysis. Mathilde holds a Master’s degree in finance from NEOMA Business School and passed the 2nd level of the CFA program.

Dimitri Ricardo

Assistant Fund Manager - Energy Transition
Dimitri Ricardo
Assistant Fund Manager - Energy Transition

After two previous experiences in Private Equity at Unigrains and in Transaction Services at 2CFinance, Dimitri joined Acofi’s Energy Transition team in January 2021. In charge of receivables’ management and ESG matters within the team, he also works on analysing new operations. Dimitri holds a MSc in Finance from the University Paris Dauphine.

Eric Manchon

Senior Advisor – Infrastructures (external partner)
Eric Manchon
Senior Advisor – Infrastructures (external partner)

After his first professional years  at Banque de France, Eric joined  Banque BAFIP Group as secretary general, then deputy CEO. In 1992, he moved to Banque Colbert to run its “Business” department, and in 1995 was appointed CEO of Viking, a shipping company, which he list on the stock exchange. He founded a private equity company operating in the venture capital and LBO segments, which he sold in 2006. In 2006, he was appointed to the Management Board of OFIVALMO, and developed a solar infrastructure engineering and financing business. Eric joined Acofi in 2011.

Stanislas Boutmy

Public Sector Fund Manager
Stanislas Boutmy
Public Sector Fund Manager

Stanislas is a recognised expert on local authorities. In 2004, he founded Public Evaluation System, France’s first ratings agency specialising in local authorities, of which he was a Shareholder and CEO between 2004 and 2015. He was responsible for the Local Authority Budget and Accounting Management specialisation certificate at CNAM – INTEC. He was economics editor at ACIP, a press agency specialising in regional weekly press between 2002 and 2006, and Publication Director of the Money Laundering Letter. Stanislas is a graduate of HEC, has a DESS in export law (Paris V), a Master’s degree in Public Law (Paris II) and a postgraduate sessions examiner at IHEDN.

Wissem Bourbia

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Wissem Bourbia
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Wissem joined Acofi in 2014 after running the Galena Commodity Trade Finance fund at Galena Asset Management (Geneva) a Trafigura affiliate, from 2009 to 2013. From 2007 to 2009, he headed up loan fund structuring (commodity financing) at Natixis CIB. From 1992 to 2007, Wissem held various positions in the securitisation department at Société Générale CIB where he structured and arranged securitised trade receivables, mortgages and corporate loans.  He was European head of CLO structuring and then, from 2003 to 2007, head of alternative financing structuring in the Structured Financing department. Wissem has an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale in Paris, and a BSc in mathematics and an MBA from the San Diego State University (California).

Romain Cuaboz

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Romain Cuaboz
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Romain joined Acofi’s Corporate Debt team in June 2020. Previously, he had a 6-year experience at AXA. He started in 2014 in the Investment Department at AXA France company, managing the asset allocation of life insurance funds. Since 2016, he was Fund manager assistant at AXA IM within the Structured products team (CPPI, TIPP, formula funds). Romain holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Léonard-de-Vinci.

Jeanne-Laure Olanguena

Corporate Debt Fund Analyst
Jeanne-Laure Olanguena
Corporate Debt Fund Analyst

Jeanne Laure has joined Acofi Gestion Corporate team in November 2019 after a first profesionnal experience in several departments of the Bank of Central African States focusing specially on : Monetary markets, System and Means of Payments  to end up with the Financial Analysis department. She is in charge of  the investment file analysis and the fund management. Jeanne Laure holds a Master’s degree in International Finance from Rennes School of Business.

Philippe Roca

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Philippe Roca
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Philippe started his career working at Arthur Andersen. After a year as financial controller at PPR, he moved to BNP Paribas in 1999 and then IXIS in 2005 to develop structured financing optimisation products for institutionals and large groups. He left Natixis in 2009 to work on designing and running Corporate Funding Association, a cooperative banking project in the eurozone. Philippe joined Acofi in 2014 to develop Reverse factor, Supply Chain, and patents finance activities and participates in leasing activities. He is an HEC graduate.

Delphine Rohon

Head of Origination - Corporate Debt Funds
Delphine Rohon
Head of Origination - Corporate Debt Funds

Delphine joined Acofi in 2016 to start trade receivables activities after a 15 year + experience in credit insurance and factoring.  She started  her career within AG2R La Mondiale, before joining GE Capital Factofrance commercial teams, and then insurance broker Filhet Allard & Cie. She came back to GE Capital Factofrance as a regional director. 

Delphine is a graduate from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce IPAG with a major on international trade.

Alexia Picot

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Alexia Picot
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Alexia joined Acofi in 2013 and currently runs Predirec Equipment Leasing Fund. At PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Banks and Capital Markets division, Alexia carried out audit missions for four years, in particular on private banking and asset management clients. Prior to that, she worked in corporate finance for one year in the Finance and Merger & Acquisitions departments of Société Générale Mid-Caps Investment Banking.

Alexia is a graduate of EDHEC.

Laurence Choisy Lemesle

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Laurence Choisy Lemesle
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Laurence joined Acofi in January 2020 with almost 20-year of experience in structured finance, including 10 years spent with Société Générale in New York. As head of the Metals Team, she developed the bank’s metals financing activity in the Americas. In 2010,  she became responsible for Strategic Initiatives within the Energy and Natural Resources department in New York and then Paris, in charge of the structuring, coordination and distribution of particularly complex transactions, restructuring and the development of new distribution channels.Since 2017, Laurence was responsible for the front office team of ChetWode, a European specialist in industrial financing. Laurence is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University and holds the ICCF (International Certificate in Corporate Finance) from HEC Paris.

Florent Villaret

Junior Fund Manager - Corporate Debt Funds
Florent Villaret
Junior Fund Manager - Corporate Debt Funds

After having worked for two years as an analyst within the structured finance department of Credit Agricole CIB, Florent was underwriter in the aviation finance team of Bpifrance Assurance Export from 2013 to 2017. He then worked for Natixis General Inspection before joining Acofi in January 2019. Florent is a graduate of EM Lyon.

Manuel Vargas

Senior Credit Analyst
Manuel Vargas
Senior Credit Analyst

Prior to joining Acofi in 2019, Manuel worked for 4 years at Accuracy, a financial advisory firm. During his time at Accuracy, he assisted both corporate and financial clients on multiple sell-side and buy-side transactions, valuation assignments, critical decision-making projects and legal disputes. His experience spans the industrial, services and retail sectors. Throughout his formative years, Manuel obtained significant experience on financial and strategic analysis at A. T. Kearney, LafargeHolcim and EDF. He is a graduate of HEC Paris.

Quentin Bourgois

Credit Analyst
Quentin Bourgois
Credit Analyst

Quentin joined Acofi in 2021 as a Credit Analyst after experiences in the Private Corporate Debt team at Aviva Investors and in Acquisition Finance at ING France. Prior to that, he had various experiences at Oaklins and KPMG. Quentin is a graduate of EDHEC and holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from the Université Catholique de Lille.

Leslie Bétard

Marketing & Communication Officer
Leslie Bétard
Marketing & Communication Officer

After several experiences in various sectors in France and abroad, Leslie joined Acofi in July 2013. She became part of the Sales team in 2016 and now focuses on marketing and communication activities both on the corporate and business levels together with operational teams.

Alixane Bouhours

Client Relationship Officer
Alixane Bouhours
Client Relationship Officer

Alixane joined Acofi Sales’s team in January 2020. She previously worked as a Junior Sales at Natixis Investment Managers in Luxembourg for two years. She holds a Master Degree in Finance from Kedge Business School.

Pascal Jolly

Senior Advisor (external partner)
Pascal Jolly
Senior Advisor (external partner)

Pascal works with Acofi since October 2014 after 7 years at Dexia Local Credit. There he worked for the Capital Market divisions of the bank, in the Debt Capital Market and Public Sector Portfolio Management departments. Before Dexia, Pascal spent 14 years as Solution Sales in the Fixed Income department of the Investment Banking activities of “Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations” (Paris and Frankfurt). Pascal is graduate from the Société Française des Analystes Financiers, from ESLSCA Business School with a Master in Trading degree and from the University of Nancy II in Economic Sciences & Finance.

Karine Gaté

Chief Operating Officer
Karine Gaté
Chief Operating Officer

After working in the Interest Rate derivatives department at Société Générale from 1993 to 1996, Karine joined IXIS Corporate and Investment Bank in 1996 as a Risk Manager. Chief Operating Officer for an alternative asset manager subsidiary of IXIS in 2005, she was in charge of transaction structuring and execution at London-based incubator fund NAI Seeder until 2009. Karine joined Alfafinance in 2010 as financial director. Karine is a graduate of ESIAE.

Florence Virapin

Senior Middle-Office Officer
Florence Virapin
Senior Middle-Office Officer

Florence started her career as an accountant at Groupe CRI (pension fund) before joining in 2000 the Crédit Suisse Asset Management Middle Office team. Since 2009, she worked for Aberdeen Asset Management as a multi-strategy Middle Office Manager. Florence joined Acofi in 2019.

Romain Jovene

Middle-Office Officer
Romain Jovene
Middle-Office Officer

Romain joined Acofi in 2020 after two years at Société Générale in the Private Equity & Real Estate teams of the Custodian branch. He also worked with portfolios management teams at Meeschaert AM and SMA Gestion. Romain graduated from Audencia Business School in Nantes.

Léo Carouge

Financial Engineering manager - Operations
Léo Carouge
Financial Engineering manager - Operations

Léo joined Acofi in 2016. He started his career within the teams of Covéa-Finance, Société Générale Private Banking and Rothschild & Co where he was in charge of designing and implementing various optimization tools and solutions. Léo holds a diploma of Electronics and Information Technology Engineer (ENSEIRB-MATMECA) and a master’s degree in Economic and Financial Risks Engineering (Bordeaux University).

Béatrice de Meaux-Becdelièvre

Head of Legal and Compliance
Béatrice de Meaux-Becdelièvre
Head of Legal and Compliance

Béatrice de Meaux-Becdelievre has been Head of Legal and Compliance since July 2017.  In her quality of Internal Control and Compliance Officer (RCCI) duly registered with the French Financial Market Authorities (Autorité des Marchés Financier), she reports to Acofi’s Executive Management.  After acting as a lawyer in at French major lawfirm namely Gide Loyrette Nouel (in Paris and few years at Shanghai), she joined Société Générale in 2011 as Director – Lead Lawyer for the legal affairs of the Group Financial Department – Group Treasury and Financing Management. She is specialized in securitization, covered bonds and assets backed financings. She holds a post graduate degree (DEA) in private law. She has been a lecturer at Paris V in security law and at Paris-Dauphine (Master 2 – Assets management).

Françoise Tomczak

Legal Services
Françoise Tomczak
Legal Services

Formerly an advocate at the Bar of Hauts-de-Seine, Françoise joined Acofi in 2003. She handles legal administration and corporate matters for the companies and funds under management.

Françoise has a Master’s degree in business law and a DESS in applied taxation.

Eléonore Besson

Legal counsel
Eléonore Besson
Legal counsel

Eléonore has joined Acofi on december 2017 as Legal Counsel, after acting as a lawyer at French lawfirm namely Solwos Avocats for two years mainly in business law. Previously, Eléonore had been working for almost two years in the legal Department dedicated to CACEIS Fund Structuring Department, a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Group.

Eléonore holds a post graduate degree (Master 2) in business law from the University of Lille.

Hélène Moine

Administration and Finance Manager
Hélène Moine
Administration and Finance Manager
Albert Temgoua

Office Manager
Albert Temgoua
Office Manager

Albert benefits from several experiences in various sectors. Alternately Executive Assistant for Six International Ltd in Cameroon, Manager of a business center in Paris and more recently Manager of the Paris-Orly Goldcar rental agency, he integrates Acofi’s support team in may 2021 as an Office Manager. Albert hold an operational management diploma from CNAM de Paris.