Our team

Christian
Chairman & Founding Partner

Christian van Appelghem

Pascal
Managing Director & Founding Partner

Pascal Marty

Cyrille
Investment Director

Cyrille Paul-Cavallier

Aule de Bournet
Director

Aule de Bournet

Mathieu
Financial Analyst

Mathieu Caron

Hanna
Financial Analyst and CSR Contact

Hanna Brafman

Administrative and Finance Manager

Delphine Bretonneau

Office Manager – Communication Manager

Zelda Laffitau

Middle Office Manager Legal & Compliance

Carole Nehou

Corporate Jurist

Arnaud Fourchy
SPV Administrative and Finance Manager

Arnaud Fourchy

SPV Administrative and Finance Assistant Manager

Bruno Bazin

General Accountant

Sandrine Nicol

SPV General Accountant

Jean-Christophe Lodo

Chairman & Founding Partner

Christian van Appelghem

  • Christian is Chairman and Founding Partner of Atlante Gestion since 2009. He is in charge of business strategy, fund raising, investor interfacing as well as project risk and performance monitoring within the company. Christian also handles the energy efficiency operations and conducted various other operations such as the Energy Efficiency Contracts programme in the retail sector, representing an earned value of €292 million in equipment. More recently, Christian oversaw the development of AG’s Private Equity business. He also serves as the company’s RCCI (Internal Control and Compliance Manager).
  • Christian Van Appelghem has 25 years of experience in financing infrastructure and energy projects.
  • Christian Van Appelghem joined the Babcock & Brown group some fourteen years ago, where his responsibilities included team management and arrangement of operations in infrastructures, renewable energies and energy efficiency.
  • Before that, Christian worked in corporate financing in Paris, at Dresdner Bank followed by Deutsche Bank where he was in charge of managing business units and the sales teams.
  • Christian embarked on his professional career with Bankhaus Merck Finck & Co as Financial Analyst in Germany for two years.
  • He holds a political science degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and an economics degree, Maîtrise en Sciences Economiques from Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He speaks English and German fluently.
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Managing Director & Founding Partner

Pascal Marty

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

  • He was in charge of Babcock & Brown operations in France, and handled sales development for five business segments – leasing of rolling stock and aviation assets, real estate, infrastructures, structured financing solutions and asset management. Pascal Marty joined this concern in 1999 and was also a member of the Board of Directors at Babcock & Brown European Investment. He is a Founder of Atlante Gestion with Christian Van Appelghem and has been its Managing Director for ten years now.
  • Within Atlante Gestion, Pascal is notably in charge of managing the ‘France Infrastructures 1’ Fund comprising 21 PPP assets, representing a net asset value of approximately €65 million. He is also an investment specialist in transport with the purchase of the assets of South Europe Infrastructure Equity Finance (SEIEF), a Luxembourg investment company.
  • Formerly, Pascal served in the finance department of the Paris public transport operator, RATP. He initially handled long-term financing and interest rate hedging operations, and later, the financing of rolling stock assets in the “Cross Border Lease”, where he participated in and arranged for nearly €2 billion in project value for metro and train equipment.
  • Pascal began his professional career as credit analyst in Banque Populaire.
  • He graduated in International Finance from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Tours and holds an MBA from University of San Francisco.M
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Investment Director

Cyrille Paul-Cavallier

  • Atlante Gestion – ten years of service: He is in charge of the Front Office team, accompanied by two financial analysts. Cyrille supervises the analysis of new investment projects and the monitoring of existing lines. Additionally, he is in charge of managing the ‘France Infrastructures 1’ Fund that will mature in 2020, and is working on transferring the Fund’s 21 assets to a new sub-fund.
  • His expertise includes investment analysis and financing.
  • He has twelve years of experience in project financing and M&A in infrastructures and energies.
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Director

Aule de Bournet

  • He is a member of the investment committee of Atlante Gestion’s branch in Luxembourg.
  • 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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Financial Analyst

Mathieu Caron

  • Atlante Gestion: He monitors sales and financial modelling of operations, and is specialised in the infrastructures and energy fields.
  • His expertise includes financial structuring and modelling.
  • He has served in Société Générale, London where he worked on Risk handling, Audit & internal consulting CIB, and in CIC where he was a project financing analyst.
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Financial Analyst and CSR Contact

Hanna Brafman

  • Atlante Gestion: She is in charge of the financial analysis of investment projects and monitoring of business operations, and is specialised in the Private Equity business segment with the Blisce teams. Hanna also serves as the CSR Contact for all of Atlante’s business activities.
  • Hanna’s expertise includes financial analysis and a specialisation in Private Equity, counterparty risk analysis, as well as CSR matters.
  • She has worked in the BNPP Bank as structured finance analyst in the Shipping & Offshore sector and in Natixis as Sales Assistant in products structured on equity derivatives.
  • Hanna graduated from Université Paris-Dauphine in Master 224 Banque et Finance.
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Administrative and Finance Manager

Delphine Bretonneau

  • Atlante Gestion – ten years of service. She is in charge of accounting management, cash and budget control, and financial management of the Funds managed. Delphine is also the Human Resources manager.
  • Her expertise includes accounting management, financial management and human resources.
  • She has seventeen years of experience from financial positions in the service sector and industry, of which eight years were dedicated to audit, implementation of financial tools in real estate, shipbuilding and energy (POWEO: asset management control including renewable energy).
  • She holds a Master’s degree in finance and management control, Master II Finances et Contrôle de 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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Middle Office Manager Legal & Compliance

Carole Nehou

  • Atlante Gestion: She is in charge of the legal part, notably SPV creation, SPV legal life and contract monitoring, and of supervising the preparation of projects, dues collection or disputes.
  • She has ten years of experience in corporate law, compliance, legal monitoring of the funds’ investment procedures, legal advice and drafting of legal instruments.
  • She has served as sole legal manager for funds in the investment company CroiSens, and as associate in various French and international law firms.
  • She holds a postgraduate degree in corporate law, CAPA – DJCE.
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Corporate Jurist

Position filled as of March 1, 2021

SPV Administrative and Finance Manager

Arnaud Fourchy

  • Atlante Gestion: He is in charge of contract management, overdue invoice debt collection and follow-up of investment lines.
  • His expertise includes administrative, financial and sales management.
  • He has worked in the Electa Group in managing a portfolio of companies depending on investment funds, and in the Crédit Agricole – CIB bank as investment agency financial analyst for investments in infrastructure, real estate and renewable energies.
  • He holds a Finance major Master’s degree Grade de Master – Majeure Finance 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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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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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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