Florent MICHEL, Managing Partner

Florent MICHEL, 47, has 22 years of corporate finance experience in various major financial institutions. He was a Managing Director and Senior Credit Officer at Citigroup, France where he worked for 15 years until 2009 as head of the Oil & Gas and Power and then Telecom Media & Technology sectors. As part of his international career he also headed project and contract financing for Asia for the French construction company Bouygues after some postings in Seoul and Bangkok for Banque Indosuez. His product skills ranges from international treasury and cash management to bank, capital market and structured debt including a strong export and project financing practice. He also has a strong restructuring experience having led for example the Citigroup team for the financial restructuring of Vivendi Universal, France Telecom and Alcatel in 2002 and more recently Thomson in 2009. Along all those years he gained expertise in various industry sectors such as Transport Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering, Oil & Gas and Power as well as Telecoms.

He has an extensive knowledge of Latin American markets in the area of cash management and treasury servicing large multinationals needs but also in the field of corporate and project financing. He was directly involved in large projects financings such as Sincor (Venezuela), Gas Andes, Aluar (Argentina), Metrovias, Telecom (Argentina), Chiloe Bridge (Chile), Telemar, Intelig (Brazil), Pegaso, Avantel (Mexico) among others. Multi cultural and trilingual in English, French and Spanish he is accustomed to a wide range of complex financial situation. Florent has an MBA from French business school Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG), France.