Operis has appointed Erwan Fournis as Head of Financial Advisory.
Fournis joins from DIF Capital Partners where he managed infrastructure investments in the UK and Ireland, and participated in a strategic review of renewable energy investments in Australia.
He was previously at Dalmore Capital and InfraRed Capital Partners, where he successfully led on multiple greenfield and brownfield infrastructure transactions, including in the social and transportation (road and rail) infrastructure sectors in the UK, EU and Canada.
He said: “Joining Operis gives me a great opportunity to address client needs by drawing on the Company’s vast market knowledge as well as its deep, high-quality analytical resources. Many businesses are going to need to look at restructuring or refinancing at this time and Operis is perfectly placed to meet that demand.”
“Operis has a fantastic international reputation combined with ambitions to grow its financial advisory franchise geographically as well as into renewables and digital infrastructure. It’s a very exciting time to be joining the Company and help fulfil its untapped potential.”
Fournis is also a visiting lecturer at ESCP Business School on Project & Infrastructure Finance and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Henrietta Royle, Operis chief executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome Erwan to Operis. In addition to his advisory experience, his senior roles with leading funds will help us to be even more responsive to their needs and his experience as a lending banker will give us enhanced insight into how funders approach projects.
“He is well known and highly regarded in the market, and clients have told me they are looking forward to working with him as we support their ambitions in EMEA and North America.”