Operis, a leading advisor in project and infrastructure finance, has appointed Jérôme Foucaud as a Director in the Advisory Team with a special focus on Digital Infrastructure and Energy Transition.
Jérôme joins from TradeRisks where he advised on fibre network financings and energy from waste projects.
He started his career in international business development at France Télécom, then joined Royal Bank of Scotland where he spent nine years specialising in infrastructure, project finance and asset finance. Jerome also has extensive financial modelling experience and led several worldwide training initiatives at RBS.
He has worked on both lending and advisory mandates covering a wide range of industries from renewables to transport infrastructure while always keeping a strong focus on telecoms, media and technology.
Jérôme said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Operis as they are strengthening their advisory franchise, which is backed up by strong support from their world-class modelling team.”
Jérôme holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon Business School and is a CFA Charterholder. He is fluent in French, English and German.
Erwan Fournis, Operis Head of Advisory, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jérôme to Operis. He adds to our developing Energy Transition expertise as well as bringing some Digital Infrastructure experience, two sectors of strategic importance for Operis. In addition to his advisory experience, his experience in a major European communications company doing M&A and as a lending banker will give us enhanced insight into how corporate promoters and banks approach projects. He is well regarded in the market, and clients have told me they are looking forward to working with him”.