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GOVERNANCE

Christian
Chairman & Founding Partner

Christian van Appelghem

Pascal
Managing Director & Founding Partner

Pascal Marty

Aule de Bournet
Investment Expert

Aule de Bournet

Chairman & Founding Partner

Christian van Appelghem

  • Since 2009, Christian is President and Founding Partner of Atlante Gestion. Within the company, he is in charge of the commercial strategy, the fundraising, the investor interface as well as the follow-up of the risks and performance of the projects. Christian is more particularly in charge of the development of the Energy Transition activity. He is also the company’s Compliance and Internal Control Officer (CCIO).
  • Christian Van Appelghem has 20 years of experience in financing infrastructure and energy projects in the banking sector and 17 years in private equity in these same sectors.
  • Christian Van Appelghem joined the Babcock & Brown group nearly 14 years ago to take on team management and deal structuring responsibilities in the infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.
  • Prior to this experience, Christian worked as head of structured finance at WestLB for France and then in corporate finance in Paris, successively at Dresner Bank and Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for managing business units and sales teams.
  • – Christian started his professional career at Bankhaus Merck Finck & Co, as a financial analyst in Germany for two years.
  • Christian is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He is fluent in English and German.
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Managing Director & Founding Partner

Pascal Marty

Pascal Marty has 25 years of experience in infrastructure, structured finance and asset management.

  • He was responsible for Babcock & Brown‘s operations in France, in charge of the sales development of five activities: leasing of aeronautical and railway assets, real estate, infrastructure, structured finance solutions and asset management. Pascal Marty joined this structure in 1999 and was also a member of the Board of Directors of Babcock & Brown European Investment. He is a founder of Atlante Gestion with Christian Van Appelghem, where he has been its Managing Director for 10 years.
  • Within Atlante Gestion, Pascal is in charge of the management of the ‘France Infrastructures 1‘ Fund, composed of 21 PPP assets, representing a net asset value of approximately €65 million. He is also a investments specialist in transport, with the purchase of the assets of the Luxembourg investment company South Europe Infrastructure Equity Finance (SEIEF).
  • Pascal previously held positions in the finance department of RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens). Initially on long-term financing and interest rate hedging operations, then on the financing of rolling stock assets in “Cross Border Lease”, where Pascal participated and arranged nearly €2bn of project value for various metro and train equipment.
  • Pascal started his professional career as a credit analyst at Banque Populaire.
  • Pascal graduated in International Finance from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Tours and holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
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Investment Expert

Aule de Bournet

  • He has eight years of experience as portfolio manager in the Ecofin agency and over ten years of experience in the capital market and in risk handling, notably at GenRe and UBS.
  • He graduated from Université de Genève in Management.
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TEAM

Cyrille
Investment Director Senior

Cyrille Paul-Cavallier

Investment Director - Infrastructure

Christophe Lefebvre

Investment Director Energy Transition

Edouard Ficat

Analyst

Thomas Absire

Benoît-Marie Koch
Analyst

Benoît-Marie Koch

Lan Duong
Administrative and Finance Director

Lan Duong

General Accountant

Sandrine Nicol

Middle Office Manager Legal & Compliance

Carole Nehou

Chloé Lebas
Corporate Jurist

Chloé Lebas

Arnaud Fourchy
SPV Administrative and Finance Manager

Arnaud Fourchy

SPV Administrative and Finance Assistant Manager

Bruno Bazin

SPV General Accountant

Jean-Christophe Lodo

Office Manager – Communication Manager

Zelda Laffitau

Investment Director Senior

Cyrille Paul-Cavallier

  • Atlante Gestion – 12 years of presence as Investment Manager. Cyrille is more particularly in charge of the Infrastructure division and of the Brownfield investment activity with the follow-up of a Public Infrastructure Fund based in Luxembourg.
  • Skills in structuring financing and financial modelling.
  • 12 years of experience in project finance and M&A in the infrastructure and energy sectors with an ENR developer and Macquarie London.
  • Cyrille holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from London Business School, an MSc in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Glasgow and a Master’s degree in Engineering and Civil Engineering from ESTP.
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Investment Director - Infrastructure

Christophe Lefebvre

Christophe has 14 years of experience in financial consulting firms in M&A and investment banks. He joined Atlante Gestion as Director of Infrastructure Investments, with a particular focus on the maritime sector and the infrastructure of the territories.

  • Previously, he was Director within the Infrastructure & Maritime team of the investment bank Financière de Courcelles where he intervened on transactions in the fields of energy and transport, with a specific expertise on the maritime sector.
  • He also developed skills in structuring and raising complex financing.
  • Prior to that, he was a Manager in Ernst & Young’s Project Finance – Infrastructure team after starting his career in Crédit Agricole CIB’s large caps M&A team.
  • He is a graduate of ESSEC and of the Magistère Banque-Finance of the Université Paris II Assas.
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Investment Director Energy Transition

Edouard Ficat

  • 18 years of experience in banking and consulting, including 14 years at Crédit Agricole CIB in financial engineering and project and acquisition finance, acting as an advisor or lender.
  • Sector expertise: energy and infrastructure.
  • Graduated from EDHEC with a major in Finance and AMF certification.
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Analyst

Thomas Absire

  • Skills in financial analysis and counterparty risk analysis with a specialization in project finance and private equity.
  • Experience at OFI AM in Project Management and at Business France in Project Finance.
  • Graduated from Paris-Dauphine PSL University, Master 270 Corporate Financial Management (MFE) and AMF certification.
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Analyst

Benoît-Marie Koch

Within TOTALENERGIES RENOUVELABLE France :

  • Creation and development of the new financial model of TE Renouvelables France (Metropolitan France, DR OM- COM, New Caledonia):  P V, Wind, Hydraulic, storage. Creation of the M&A financial model, valuation of project/holding companies in development and operation.
  • Engineering degree in Energy and Markets from IFP (Institut Français du Pétrole); Engineering degree from Chimie ParisTech and AMF certification.
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Administrative and Finance Director

Lan Duong

  • Atlante Gestion: In charge of the accounting management, the budget and treasury management, and the financial management of the managed funds. Lan is also in charge of the Human Resources.
  • For 5 years, Lan was in charge of the management of a portfolio of 8 real estate OPPCI for Blackstone, Generali, Northwood for an outstanding amount of 1.8 billion euros and a service company at the administrative, accounting, financial and fiscal level.
  • Diploma of Higher Studies in Accounting and Finance – DESCF; Diploma of Accounting Expertise – DEC and AMF certification.
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General Accountant

Sandrine Nicol

  • Atlante Gestion: She is in charge of monitoring the company’s accounts and taxation, as well as transactions and invoicing.
  • She has twenty years of experience in corporate accounting: E. de Rothschild Banque – Deutsche Bank.
  • She holds a postgraduate degree in management, major in economics, Master de gestion Option Economie from Paris I – La Sorbonne.
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Middle Office Manager Legal & Compliance

Carole Nehou

  • Atlante Gestion : Responsible for the legal part, in charge of the creation of the SPVs, the follow-up of the contracts and the legal life of the SPVs, the supervision of the setting up of the files and the recovery or litigation.
  • 10 years of experience in corporate law, compliance, legal monitoring of fund investment procedures, legal advice and drafting of documents.
  • She was the sole legal manager of the funds within the investment company Croisens, and worked as an associate lawyer in various French and international law firms.
  • Holder of the CAPA – DJCE and AMF certification.
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Corporate Jurist

Chloé Lebas

  • Within ATLANTE GESTION: Corporate law: Legal follow-up of project companies – SPV (preparation of General Meetings and Management Committees), follow-up of all contractual aspects related to SPV. Business Law: Preparation of contracts, monitoring of KYC and compliance – Assistance of the manager on the monitoring of funds and regulatory aspects. Investment Law : Preparation and follow-up of AML FT processes, assistance with investor reporting. Assistance to the Head of Funds in the follow-up of funds and regulatory aspects.
  • Graduated from the University of Cergy-Pontoise with a Master 2 in International and European Business Law and a Master 1 in International and European Business Law from the University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines / Paris Saclay
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SPV Administrative and Finance Manager

Arnaud Fourchy

  • Atlante Gestion : Since 6 years, in charge of the management of the contracts, the recovery of the invoices and the follow-up of the investment lines.
  • Competences in administrative, financial and commercial management.
  • Experiences within the Electa Group on the management of a portfolio of companies depending on investment funds and within the bank Crédit Agricole – CIB as a financial analyst in investment agency in the fields of infrastructures, real estate and renewable energies.
  • Holder of a Master Degree – Finance Major from ISG Paris.
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SPV Administrative and Finance Assistant Manager

Bruno Bazin

  • Atlante Gestion: He is in charge of contract management, overdue invoice debt collection and follow-up of investment lines.
  • He has twenty years of experience in the banking and finance fields.
  • He was Assistant Middle Office Finance at CDC for six years, and Banking Manager for loans to private clients at Crédit Foncier for fourteen years.
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SPV General Accountant

Jean-Christophe Lodo

  • Atlante Gestion: He is in charge of monitoring the SPVs’ accounts and taxation, as well as transactions and invoicing.
  • He has thirteen years of experience in corporate accounting: Didaxis – Telelange – Avenance – Orpea – CGE Distribution.
  • He holds a postgraduate degree in accounting and management, DECF Comptabilité et Gestion.
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Office Manager – Communication Manager

Zelda Laffitau

  • Atlante Gestion: Office Manager – Communication Manager.
  • She has ten years of experience in service sector support functions.
  • Office Manager at Serpaul.
  • Administrative Manager at Hotel Services Plus.
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