Orith Azoulay

Orith AZOULAY

Global Head of Green & Sustainable Finance

Orith Azoulay has been working in SRI/ESG since 2002. She joined Natixis in 2008 to create and lead its SRI sell-side Research team, and since 2017, created and leading the Green and Sustainable Finance Hub.

As an analyst, Orith’s sectors of specialty have historically been energy, utilities, real estate - building materials & construction, but also carbon/climate related topics. She is also Natixis’ expert on green bonds.

Prior to joining Natixis, Orith was a senior SRI analyst at Groupama Asset Management from 2003 to 2008, where she created and led their SRI practice. She also worked for the ORSE, a French think tank for Corporate Social Responsibility, where she was a research analyst. Orith started her career as an equity analyst at JP Morgan Chase in London.

Orith graduated from ESCP Europe in 2000 (Diplome Grande Ecole, Diplom Kaufmann).

Cross-Asset Origination & Advisory

EMEA

Laurie Chesné

Laurie CHESNÉ

Head of Green & Sustainable Hub, EMEA

Laurie Chesné brings 14 years of experience in sustainability (ESG) advisory and analysis, with a focus on environmental issues and sustainable finance. Laurie previously worked for Vigeo Eiris (now Moody’s ESG), where she held the position of Head of SPO services and Senior Sustainability Consultant. She was previously a specialized consultant in energy & climate and eco-design issues.

Laurie joined Natixis CIB Green & Sustainable Hub in 2019 and is leading the cross-asset origination & advisory team for EMEA. She acts in an advisory structuring capacity for all green and sustainable financing and advisory solutions provided to CIB’s EMEA clients.

Laurie is a qualified chemical engineer, specialized in Environmental and Sustainability Management, from the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM).

 

Thomas Garnier

Thomas GARNIER

Originator

Thomas Garnier is a Sustainable Finance specialist in charge of advising Natixis CIB Clients and originating & structuring Sustainable Finance solutions for EMEA across a wide variety of green, social & sustainability themed opportunities in close partnership with Natixis CIB’s Investment Banking teams.

 

Prior to joining the Green & Sustainable Hub at its inception Thomas was part of Natixis MTN trading desk and sell-side analyst dedicated to Green Bond Market Research within Natixis CIB’s EMEA Global Markets activities. Previously Thomas held various finance positions including as part of AXA Cash Management activities and Exane Financial Engineering teams.

Thomas holds a Master in the field of Corporate Finance & Financial Engineering.

 

Anne-Claire LEJEUNE

Anne-Claire LEJEUNE

Originator

Anne-Claire Lejeune has been appointed as a cross-asset originator in the Green & Sustainable Hub where she focuses on the origination and structuration of green & sustainable financing solutions for the Corporate and Investment Banking clients.

Prior to joining the Green & Sustainable Hub, Anne-Claire was the Green Captain of the Natixis Corporate Portfolio Management’s department. Beyond her 3 years’ experience as a credit analyst and portfolio manager, she acted as an ambassador for green, social and sustainability opportunities for the Coverage.

Anne-Claire joined Natixis in 2014 in the CIB EMEA Platform’s business management team. She holds a degree in Corporate Finance from Neoma Business School and studied at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as an exchange student.

 

Clément MELKEBEKE

Originator

Clement has been appointed as cross-asset originator in the Green & Sustainable Hub in 2021. He focuses on the origination and structuring of green & sustainable financing solutions for Natixis CIB clients.

Prior to joining the Green & Sustainable Hub, Clement was a material engineer specialized in eco-design & sustainable development issues. He participated in various missions related to the development of projects more respectful of the environment at Safran Ceramics and CEA.

He holds a double degree from Grenoble INP Phelma and ESSEC Business School in Corporate Finance.

Laure PAYET

Originator

Laura Payet brings with her over 10 years of experience in BPCE Group. She joined Natixis Green and Sustainable Hub as a cross-asset originator in October 2022.

Previously, Laura worked as an expert in Natixis Energy Industry Group over the past four years. She was originating and structuring debt and equity financing/advisory solutions to clients of this sector in close partnership with Natixis Investment Banking teams. She is notably member of the selection committee of the index H40 promoting French start-ups in the Hydrogen sector. Formerly, she spent five years at the General Inspection of BPCE, auditing retail banks and Natixis business lines.

Laura is also a board member of Natixis Foundation and Treasurer of WINN association promoting diversity and inclusion.

Laura is graduated in Finance from Dauphine University and also holds an Advanced Master in Financial Techniques from ESSEC.

 

Brigitte POGGI

Originator

Brigitte joined the Green & Sustainable Hub as cross-asset originator in February 2022, focusing on the origination and structuring of green & sustainable financing solutions for Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking clients.

Brigitte brings over 20 years of expertise in corporate finance and loan syndication in both corporate and commodities sectors, with a focus on agri-business and biofuels during her time with the Energy & Natural Resources division. In addition to her previous role of Corporate Loan Structurer, over a 4-year period she also acted as ambassador for green, social and sustainability opportunities for the Acquisition & Strategic Finance department. Brigitte previously worked as a Relationship Manager within Natixis and Societe Generale, where she started her career as a credit risk analyst.

Brigitte holds a Master of Research degree in Management and an MSC in Finance from the Strasbourg University - UNISTRA.

 

Adrian RAMON

Originator

Adrian has been appointed as a cross-asset originator in Corporate & Investment Banking’s Green & Sustainable Hub in 2022. He acts in an advisory structuring capacity for all green and sustainable financing and advisory solutions provided to CIB’s EMEA clients.

After an initial professional experience in the energy sector (oil & gas, nuclear, utilities) with successive roles in financial communication & investors relation and strategy departments, he worked in a strategy consulting firm as a consultant to advise a variety of clients – private equity funds, asset managers, institutional investors – on strategy and sustainability.   

Adrian holds a Master in Business Management from EDHEC Business School.

AMERICAS

Natacha Kovshova

Robert WHITE

Head of Green & Sustainable Hub, Americas

Robert is responsible for Natixis’ Green & Sustainable financing and investment solutions for the Americas platform. He works closely with local business lines to assist issuers, borrowers, and investors access the growing and evolving world of green and sustainable finance. Robert works actively, along with the rest of Natixis’ Global green and Sustainable Hub, to enhance Natixis visibility and brand as an expert go-to bank for green & sustainable finance. Recent notable transactions include acting as Sole Sustainability Coordinator for NRG Energy in their inaugural  $900m Sustainability-Linked Bond, the first from a North American issuer, and Sole Sustainability Coordinator for the Mexican Government in their inaugural €750m SDG Sovereign Bond.

Robert brings over 15 years of experience in financial advisory, banking and project finance, with a focus on environmental and sustainable finance. He joined Natixis in January 2019 from National Australia Bank, where he held the position of Director, Specialized Finance, as well as various other roles during his 14-year tenure at the bank.

Robert holds a BSc in Biological Sciences & Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.

 

Thatyanne GASPAROTTO

Originator

Thatyanne is a Director for Green & Sustainable Financing Solutions at Natixis, responsible for assisting issuers and borrowers in accessing the dynamic Sustainable Finance market across the Americas. She was previously the Associate Director for Regions and Acting Director for Market Development at the Climate Bonds Initiative, where she managed the regional programs for Latin America, ASEAN and China, while promoting sustainable finance markets globally. She led CBI’s activities to drive the development of green finance markets across the different regions, while also being responsible for implementing technical assistance and consulting for public and private clients (i.e. national governments, supranational entities, DFIs and corporates). Thatyanne joined CBI after nearly 10 years working for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Brazil, where she was the Climate Change Attaché. Thatyanne brings 15 years of experience on climate and sustainability issues and has worked on a number of policy areas and technical cooperation projects, including forestry, agriculture, energy, green finance market development and international climate negotiations. She holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics.

Anne-Louise Quairet

Anne-Louise QUAIRET

Originator

Anne-Louise Quairet has been appointed as cross-asset originator in Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub in 2019. Since November 2020, she is based in Montreal, CA. She focuses on the origination and structuring of green & sustainable financing solutions for Natixis CIB clients in Americas.

Prior to joining Natixis, Anne-Louise was an investment analyst in various impact investments funds including Danone Communities and Inco. 

She holds a Master degree in Banking & Finance from University Paris Dauphine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APAC

Olivier Ménard

Olivier MÉNARD

Head of Green & Sustainable Hub, APAC

Olivier joined the Green & Sustainable Hub as senior cross-asset originator in October 2020 and has been appointed Head of Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific on July 2021.

Olivier brings 20 years of expertise in advising & financing clients in the Energy & Metals commodity sectors built in EMEA and Asia Pacific. After few years in corporate banking within Natixis Shanghai branch, Olivier joined our Energy & Natural Resources franchise in 2004 in Paris and Hong Kong where he specialized in commodity structured & trade finance accompanying EMEA clients until 2010 and APAC clients until 2016. 

More recently, Olivier was acting as senior banker advising and financing large commodity trading houses in the Energy & Metals sectors.

Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Management, majoring in Corporate Finance from Neoma Business School.

Olivier Ménard

Xing LAN

Originator

Xing Lan Joined Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, in August 2021.

Xing has significant experience as a sustainability practitioner, having focused on sustainable finance advisory, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, carbon management, climate intelligence and corporate sustainability strategies in her previous roles. Prior to joining Natixis, she had been providing sustainable consultancy services to clients in Hong Kong, Singapore and Mainland China since 2013. She started her career as a research associate in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with a focus on the life cycle assessment approach and product-level carbon accounting.

Xing has a Master of Science in Environmental Measurement and Assessment from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

Karim ARSLAN

Originator

Karim Arslan brings with him over 10 years of experience working in investment banking and life insurance. He joined Natixis Dubai branch in January 2022.

He previously worked at the London based Green Finance Institute where he led programs and initiatives bringing together groups of experts from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society to co-create new financial facilities and mechanisms to address the climate change.

Prior to joining the institute, Karim spent seven years at Barclays Investment Bank as a fixed income trader. He led the bank’s effort to set up and manage the more than GBP 4bn green bond portfolio. Karim was also a key member of the Barclays Green Banking Council, which developed and launched multiple first-to-market green products.

Karim also spent four years at AXA Life Invest in Paris and Singapore as a cross assets derivatives trader. 

A fluent Arabic and French speaker, Karim holds an MSC in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University and an MSc in Econometrics from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

 

Syndication & Distribution

Thomas Girard

Thomas GIRARD

Global Head of Green & Sustainable Syndicate

Thomas Girard has a cumulated experience of 20 years in Wealth Management, Responsible Investment and Green & Sustainable Finance.

In his current role, Thomas is in charge of defining Natixis CIB’s Green distribution strategy towards investors, in collaboration with Portfolio Management and Global Credit Syndicate business line. As such, he ensures issuer supply meet investor demand on the ESG front.

He joined Natixis in 2011 and contributed to the establishment of its SRI sell-side Research capabilities. He was a Senior ESG Analyst (2011-2017), and became Natixis SRI Research team’s representative in London (2014-2017) to expand the team’s franchise globally.

Prior to joining Natixis, Thomas worked at MSCI ESG Research as a Consultant, and at ORSE, a French think tank for Corporate Social Responsibility, as a Project Manager where he realized a practical guide on the pedagogy of SRI for French financial institutions (in partnership with Paris EUROPLACE) and a report on worldwide ESG-related engagement practices (in partnership with French FIR and AFG and with the support of EUROSIF and the PRI).

Before that, Thomas started his career in the Wealth Management industry, as a Financial Planner at Banque Populaire (2003-2007), then as a Private Banker at UBS (2007-2010).

Thomas holds a Master in Business Law (University of Strathclyde), a Master in Finance & Control (Université Jean-Moulin Lyon III) and a MBA in Operational Management & Sustainable Performance (ISC Paris).

 

Anne-Louise Quairet

Laurence RIBOT

G&S Syndicate - Bond Specialist

Laurence Ribot joined Natixis' Green & Sustainable Hub in January 2021, to work in the Green and Sustainable Sysndicate Team.

Laurence brings with her over 20 years of experience on the Debt Capital Markets, where she started as a Bond trader. For the past 15 years, she has been working on the Euro Public Bond syndication, with a focus on the Covered Bond and SSA segments. She was also one of the Green Captains in the syndication team and acted to better integrate and promote ESG investors' knowledge.

Laurence holds a degree from Toulouse Business School and has worked in Frankfurt and Paris.                                                                         

Olivier Ménard

William SHARPE

G&S Syndicate - Loan Specialist

William has 20 years of experience successfully arranging syndicated loans for a wide variety of borrowers in Western Europe and emerging markets, ranging from unsecured corporate facilities to structured pre-export and other asset-based transactions.

A Green Captain on the Corporate Loan Syndicate desk since 2018, William’s responsibilities include loan pricing, market liquidity analyses and syndication coordination and execution for corporate, sovereign and FI borrowers in the EMEA region.

William graduated from EM Lyon and Trinity College Hartford and completed INSEAD’s Inter-Alpha Banking Programme.                                            

Olivier Ménard

Bruce RONBECK

G&S Syndicate - Americas

Bruce brings over 30 years of experience in Debt Capital Markets, where he has worked predominantly in fixed income sales and trading.

Bruce joined the Natixis Americas credit sales team in 2015, covering investors with a focus on emerging markets, high yield and structured credit. In 2019, he joined the Americas Credit Capital Markets Syndicate team, with responsibility for EM and HY and joined the Green & Sustainable Syndicate Hub in March 2021. Bruce is an original Americas Green Captain working to promote the Green and Sustainable Hub platform and improve issuer and investor engagement with Natixis in ESG.

Bruce holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Center of Expertise & Innovation

Cédric Merle

Cédric MERLE

Head of Center of Expertise & Innovation and ESG Coverage for SSA

Cédric began working at Natixis in 2017 as an SRI sell-side analyst. He then joined the transaction side of the GSH. Today, he spearheads the team in charge of guaranteeing the relevance and integrity of the range of ESG products & services. He is also in charge of ESG coverage for SSA. 

His 4-member team designs and puts in motion innovative eligibility and impact criteria and closely follows and advises on sustainable finance regulations. He is member of ESMA’s consultative working group (CWG) on sustainable finance. Cédric helped in building an SDG Franchise at Natixis, notably by authoring the report “Solving Sustainable Development Goals Rubik’s Cube” (2018) which helped in structuring several SDG Bonds (Mexico, AFD, Benin) and providing advisory services (mandate on SDG alignment for a club of Public Development banks, the “IDFC”). He worked on the Belt and Road Initiative and on the transition of brown industries (Transition tightrope Series).

Cédric is lecturer on Sustainable Finance (Paris I Sorbonne, Burgundy Business School). Prior to Natixis, he served as Deputy Head of international Financial System and Summits Preparation Office (G20, G7, OECD) at the French Treasury (Ministry for the Economy and Finance). He studied Public Affairs at Sciences Po and Sustainability & Social Innovation at HEC Paris and holds a PhD in Political Sciences (University Paris II Panthéon Assas).

He is the father of two childen, and a former high-ranking athlete and coach (judoka, powerlifter, and marathoner).

Fabien Cobat

Fabien COBAT

Green & Sustainable Finance Expert

Fabien Cobat has been appointed to the Center of Expertise of the Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub in 2021. He has particularly worked on transition finance, with a focus on aviation and  has participated to the development of the Natixis SDG franchise by participating to different missions (Benin, Mexico, AFD, IDFC). He has also participated to the development of the Natixis expertise in allocation and impact reports elaboration. He joined the Trade Finance ENR department of Natixis in 2017 and worked previously as an engineer in the energy industry based in the United Arab Emirates then in France.  Fabien holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Finance from ESSEC.

Laurène CHENEVAT

Sustainable Finance Policy & Regulation Expert

Laurene has joined Natixis’ Green and Sustainable hub in September 2022 to be in charge of sustainable finance policy and regulation-related matters.

Over the last six years, she has focused on supporting the development of sustainable finance policies and regulations, especially at the European level and in France, coordinating the policy and advocacy work of Mirova (affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, fully dedicated to sustainable investment). She followed more particularly the developments of EU regulations on sustainable finance related to sustainable disclosures, taxonomy, sustainable investment labels, blended finance, also as a board member of EUROSIF and more recently as a member of the EFRAG Technical Expert Group (TEG) on European Sustainability Reporting Standards.

Laurene has a 15-year professional experience on sustainability and risks management, working previously for various organizations both in the private sector (Veolia) and for public organizations and authorities at the international, European and local levels. She graduated from Sciences-Po Paris.

Gratien DAVASSE

Green & Sustainable Finance Expert

Gratien Davasse joined the Center of Expertise and Innovation in September 2021. He was an intern within Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub back in 2019. At that time, he notably worked on the Green Weighting Factor, the Transition Tightrope Series, and the structuration of Mexico’s SDG Bond Framework. In 2020, he gained experience on natural capital finance during an internship at Mirova’s Land Degradation Neutrality Fund. In his current role, he will be focusing on biodiversity-related topics, climate change adaptation and SDG finance alignment. He joined the team to reinforce our advisory services, especially with regards to impact reporting and the design of integrity/greenwashing safeguards for our clients.

Gratien completed an international curriculum between EDHEC in France, Sungkyunkwan GSB in South Korea and the University of California Berkeley in the USA. He holds two masters in Management and a diploma in Global economic Transformation and Technology.

Business Management

Sandra Fraim

Sandra FRAIM

Business Manager

Sandra Fraim has over 18 years of experience in the Capital market and Asset management industries.

She has been in charge of various missions in Natixis since 2006, firstly as a project manager for the Natixis Asset Management Fund Management, SRI research and organization divisions and then as a senior consultant within the CIB internal consulting division, leading projects and transformation streams, part of the implementation of 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.

Sandra then evolved as a business manager for the Investment Banking new division. She joined the Green & Sustainable Hub in September 2019, to support its business growth, coordinate its transversal initiatives and ensure the full integration and monitoring of its global and cross asset activities within Natixis CIB.

Sandra holds a master of Science in Physiology & Computer Science Engineering (Université de Poitiers) and a master of Finance (IAE Paris).

Louis FACHON

Project Manager

Louis Fachon brings 16 years of expertise in Corporate & Investment Banking and Consulting. He joined Natixis CIB Green and Sustainable Hub in May 2022 as Program Director for the Green Weighting Factor (GWF).

In this role Louis is responsible for developing the GWF methodology, setting up and monitoring the climate and color trajectories for the CIB.

Louis most recently served as Project Director with Natixis CIB Organization and Transformation department, both in Paris and London, where he was in charge of leading major transformation and organization projects for the bank, at the global level.

Prior to joining Natixis in 2017, Louis spent 8 years with Bartle Consulting where he held leadership roles, accompanying leading players in various industries in their transformation projects.

Previously, he was part of Societe Generale M&A team and started his career at Credit Agricole CIB on Global Markets activities.

Louis holds an MSc degree in Finance from Audencia business school and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Nicolas ECOLIVET

Project & Business Coordinator

Nicolas Ecolivet has over 20 years of experience in Corporate and Investment Banking and in Finance.

He started his career as Business Analyst on Capital Markets in CA-CIB, before moving to the Fixed Income team to work as a market maker on covered bonds. Then, he worked for Reuters as a financial engineer to develop product line in credit derivatives and mortgage products, reinforcing his expertise in financial products. 

He joined Natixis in 2005 where he had the opportunity to manage several major transversal projects for the CIB and  in 2014, he moved to the Finance Department to lead structural regulatory projects. 

In October 2022, Nicolas joined the Green & Sustainable Hub as Business Manager to support its business growth, coordinate transversal projects and monitor the full integration of its global and cross asset activities within Natixis CIB.

Nicolas holds a Master in Economics (Rouen university), a Master of Science in finance (SKEMA) and professional certificates in Financial Analysis (SFAF) and Assets Liabilities Management (ENSAE).

Investment Solutions

Hong My Nguyen

Hong My NGUYEN

Green & Sustainable Investment Solutions Specialist

Hong My NGUYEN is a Green and Sustainable Investment solutions specialist, and is part of the Natixis CIB’s Green and Sustainable Hub. She is in charge of designing and structuring green investment products in partnership with Natixis CIB’s financial engineering teams.

Prior to joining the Green and Sustainable Hub, Hong My was a senior fixed-income strategist, covering credit markets. She was also expert on green bonds and ESG strategies. She was ranked N°1 Green Bond/ESG research and N°1 Credit strategy at the 2018 Euromoney Fixed-income Survey.

Hong My graduated from CentraleSupelec in 2009 (Diplôme Grande Ecole, Master of Science in Applied Mathematics).

Hieu Nguyen

Hieu NGUYEN

Green & Sustainable Finance Engineer

 

Hieu Nguyen joined Natixis’ Green & Sustainable Hub in November 2020.

He joined Natixis in 2005 as a fixed income strategist for Global Markets sales. After 3 years, he moved to the fixed income Engineering team to become a structurer there. For 12 years, he was in charge of bond derivatives pricing & innovation (callable OAT, forward bonds), marketing advisory (inflation swap, Livret A, CMS products, steepeners), relative value and Mifid regulation.

Prior to joining Natixis, he was a web programmer for several successfully established startups (eFront, Fortuneo) and did this for 7 years.

Hieu holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Ensimag and a Master’s Degree in Finance from ESSEC.

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