Our team draws on decades of combined experience and expertise and is a recognised infrastructure team in Europe. Dedication, specialization, integrity and professionalism are the core values that define us and that we always put at the service of our investors.
Before founding Infranity in 2018, Philippe co-founded BlackRock's infrastructure debt platform in 2012, together with Gilles Lengaigne and co-led it between 2012 and 2016.
Philippe Benaroya started his career in finance in 1994 within the Project Finance department of the French Savings Banks (now called BPCE). He then moved to London to join the Project Finance advisory team at Schroders, working there from 1997 to 1999. In 2000, Philippe played a key role in the expansion of the Infrastructure Business of Financial Security Assurance, at the time a fully owned subsidiary of Dexia.
In 2009, Philippe set up Arcadium with Gilles Lengaigne and two other colleagues, with the vision of developing an infrastructure debt asset management business. This initiative led to Gilles’ and Philippe’s move to Blackstone GSO, where Philippe became Co-Head of Infrastructure Debt.
Philippe graduated in 1994 as a civil engineer at École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Alban de La Selle
Alban started his career in 1994 in London in the Project Finance department of Hill Samuel Bank before joining Dexia Credit Local in 1997 as Vice-President and Global Head of Energy. In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Head of Project Finance for the Americas at Dexia Credit Local in New York. He strengthened Dexia's technical expertise and visibility on the North American market.
In 2005, Alban became CEO, Head of the Canadian Banking Activities at Dexia Credit Local in Montreal where he built a new banking practice from scratch for Dexia in Canada.
From 2010 to 2012, Alban de La Selle returned to Dexia Credit Local in New York as Managing Director, Head of Public and Wholesale Banking. He was responsible for all business development and structuring activities including project finance, M&A, advisory, public finance and real estate finance.
In 2012, he joined Energy Pool, a Schneider Electric start-up, as Head of International Business Development and deputy CEO where he developed the business, and structured and negotiated partnerships with utilities and government authorities for the development of Virtual Power Plants.
Alban de La Selle is a graduate of EM Lyon and Université Paris II Assas.
Gilles has spent the last ten years developing infrastructure investments platforms in Europe, having most notably co-founded the BlackRock infrastructure debt platform. Gilles started his career in the project finance division of Société Générale in London, before joining the infrastructure finance group of Financial Security Assurance (in London, Paris and New York).
Gilles has a master’s degree in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School.
Investment - Debt
In 2007, following further studies, he joined Bayerische Landesbank New York branch as an associate in their project finance department, with investment and portfolio management responsibilities across the US and Latin American markets, covering transactions in renewables, energy, and transportation.
Sacha moved to BNP Paribas CIB in London in 2010, joining the infrastructure team as an associate, with responsibility for the execution of debt financing and advisory mandates, primarily related to acquisition financing of infrastructure corporates, and project financings in the European market.
In 2013, Sacha joined and was subsequently promoted to heading the renewable energy project finance team as an executive director at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in London, where he implemented the bank's growth strategy in the renewable energy sector for the EMEA region and grew SMBC's market position as a lender and financial adviser within the sector.
Sacha joined Infranity in 2018 and is a managing director within the investment team.
Sacha is a graduate of the University of York (BA) and Columbia University (MIA), and is a CFA® Charterholder.
In 2013, Francesco joined EY’s Corporate Finance Advisory department as an associate, focusing on infrastructure debt and rating advisory. In late 2017, Francesco became Director and Co-Head of EY’s Infrastructure Financing Advisory Team.
Francesco Cauli joined Infranity in October 2018 as an investment director.
Francesco holds a master's degree in Economics and Environmental Management from Bocconi University in Milan and a degree in Political Sciences and International Relations from Università degli Studi di Milano.
Nicolas joined the investment team of Infranity in 2018.
Nicolas is a graduate of École des Mines de Saint Étienne and holds a masters in finance from IAE Saint-Étienne.
In 2021, Georgios joined Infranity as a vice-president within the investment team.
Georgios is a graduate engineer of École des Ponts ParisTech and the National Technical University of Athens and holds a masters in infrastructure project finance.
Garbiñe Unda Barturen
Garbiñe joined Infranity in 2018 as an investment associate and since March 2021, she is Vice President in the Infrastructure Debt team.
Garbiñe holds a degree in Business Administration from Deusto Business School (Bilbao, Spain).
In 2019, he joined VINCI Concessions in Paris as a junior project manager where he worked on the construction, review and optimization of financial models for several large-scale acquisition projects, notably in the airport sector.
Julien joined Infranity in September 2020 as an analyst and was promoted to associate in March 2021.
Julien is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and HEC.
In 2018, she joined Société Générale as a project finance analyst in the energy and infrastructure sector in Milan.
There she worked on important transactions for the Italian energy and telecom infrastructure markets, such as the structuring and financing of the largest fiber network in Europe and the acquisition financing of the third-largest photovoltaic operator in Europe.
In May 2021, she joined Infranity as an associate in the investment team.
Marie is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Civil engineering from Cardiff University. During his studies, he worked for one year in the Structural Engineering team of EM Highways, now Kier.
She then joined Alstom as an investor relations manager, where her role involved preparing the group’s quarterly publications for financial markets, answering analysts’ and investors’ requirements and assisting senior management with investor roadshows.
In 2015, Anouch joined Vinci Concessions as a Structured Finance Manager, responsible for all financial aspects of bid preparation, fund raising and tender submissions for road and airport concession projects.
After 3 years with Vinci, she joined the Agence Française de Développement, where she worked as a portfolio manager focusing on project finance in French overseas territories, health sector companies and investment funds and banks in emerging markets.
Anouch joined Infranity as Portfolio Manager in 2021.
Anouch is a graduate of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Sciences Po Paris, and the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
She then evolved within Dexia Crédit Local becoming Manager – Workout and Special situations in 2013, where her role involved evaluating the restructuring options of distressed project finance deals, negotiating with the parties involved and implementing the solutions.
In 2017, she became Senior Portfolio Manager for international project finance deals in the infrastructure sector with a focus on PPP/PFI.
Mélanie joined Infranity as Portfolio Manager in 2022.
Mélanie is a graduate of Sciences Po Lyon and the ESSEC Business School.
Investment - Equity
Throughout the years 2006 to 2017, Jaime worked as an investment director at EISER, an independent infrastructure equity fund manager (initially part of ABN Amro) in London and became a partner in 2010. He originated and managed investments in gas and electricity networks, renewable energy and transportation. In 2017, Jaime moved from EISER to 3i Investments, where he worked for 18 months as a senior advisor on the origination, execution and asset management of investments for 3i’s infrastructure funds. In 2019 he worked briefly as an independent consultant to Brookfield Infrastructure UK Limited on the strategic, commercial and financial analysis of several assets in the Spanish infrastructure sector.
Jaime Hector joined Infranity in 2019, first as an investment consultant and was promoted to Managing Director in 2020, leading the equity investment activity.
Jaime graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a holds a master's degree in Business Administration from IESE, University of Navarra.
Louis-Roch left VINCI in 2014 to join the investment team of privately owned fund manager LBO France for a year, before becoming the CEO of SAUR in 2016.
At SAUR, a leader in water and waste municipal services, he finalized the exit from the waste sector, pushed the redevelopment of international activities and led the sale process to a leading Infrastructure fund.
In 2020, he became the CEO of CNIM Group, a listed, family-owned business, active in waste management and large industrial components, under restructuring.
Louis-Roch brings his wide operational and strategic experience, from successfully managing large infrastructure corporate companies, as well as his deep commitment to ensuring the sustainable development of infrastructure projects to Infranity.”
Graduate of Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (Major Finance), Masters Degree in Public Management from Paris Dauphine University, and graduate from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration as an Inspecteur des Finances
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In 2021 Pierre-Alexandre joined Infranity as an associate within the investment team.
Pierre-Alexandre is a graduate engineer of CentraleSupélec and holds a Master in Management from ESCP Business School.
In 2021, she joined RGREEN INVEST and worked on energy transition and renewable energy infrastructure transactions, with two notable pan-European IPP investments. In March 2023, Manon joined Infranity as an investment analyst in the equity investment team. Manon holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Jeanne first joined Groupe ADP in 2015, in the sustainable development department, where she was in charge of the company's energy and sustainable mobility policy, the definition and roll-out of the carbon neutrality roadmap, and the transversal steering of the energy management system. In 2019, she became Head of Energy and Environmental Services and was responsible for operations, maintenance, assets management and long-term infrastructure development for energy and water supply, wastewater and rainwater management, waste management and roadways.
Jeanne joined Infranity in 2021 as Head of Sustainability.
Jeanne holds a degree from ESCP Business School, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA), and the École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques.
Karan will finish his Master’s in management from ESSEC Business School, specializing in corporate finance and ESG investing in June 2023. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India.
Investor Relations & Client Service
He joined Infranity in June 2022 as an Investor Relations Director. He is a Graduate of the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France from which he holds a Master in Business Management. He also holds a degree in Economic Sciences from the Tours Université.
In 2018, he joined ODDO BHF AM, as an RFP analyst for all listed products .
In 2021, Amaury joined Infranity as an RFP Manager within the Investors Relations team.
Amaury graduated in Management & Business Administration from IESEG School of Management and holds a master’s degree in finance.
In 2006, she became Head of Business Support at BlackRock IM in Paris where she and her team were in charge of supporting BlackRock’s French retail and institutional investors.
In 2015, she joined TIKEHAU Investment Management as Head of Client Service where she implemented and managed the client service team, covering all clients of Tikehau IM invested in the company’s areas of expertise (private debt, real estate, private equity, and liquid strategies). In 2019, she became Head of Data Quality.
Samiye Durmaz joined Infranity in April 2021 as Head of Client Service.
Samiye holds a Master II in Finance from IUP in Caen and studied Economics at University of Orléans.
In 2022 Gautier participated in the creation of the Natixis CIB Chief Client Office and was part of the Relationship Management team in charge of ensuring the global relationship excellence of a portfolio of European Corporate & Institutional client part of the CIB’s top tier client with a specific focus on French based Asset Managers.
In March 2023, Gautier joins Infranity as a Client Service Associate within the Investors Relations & Client Service team.
Gautier is a graduate from the Hult International Business School London and holds a degree from Université Paris Dauphine – PSL.
Risk & Compliance
In 2003, Stéphane joined Dresdner Kleinwort where he was a sell-side credit analyst. He worked closely with the sales, trading, and DCM departments to ensure that investor and issuer objectives were met.
In 2007, he became Head of European Credit Research at Financial Security Assurance in London where he worked closely with the origination team to identify underwriting targets, assess their credit profiles and design structures and covenants in line with FSA underwriting criteria.
Stéphane joined Fitch Ratings in 2010 as a regional credit officer, before becoming Head of Transport and WBS infrastructure in 2015 and finally being appointed as Head of Alternative Infrastructure and Criteria in 2018.
Stéphane Buemi joined Infranity in 2019 as Chief Risk Officer.
Stéphane is a graduate of the European Business School in London and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, now part of University College London. In addition, he is a CFA® Charterholder.
Ahlam started her career in 2007 at REED Business Information before joining Société Générale in 2012. She then worked as a compliance officer at Crédit Mutuel Arkea and HSBC AM between 2012 and 2015. She joined Generali Group in 2015 as a compliance & AML officer for asset management activities of Generali Investments in France.
Ahlam is a graduate of the Sorbonne Paris Nord in Risk management and Paris-Dauphine University in Compliance and is a holder of the RCCI license issued by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
In 2020, she joined the consulting firm AGAMA where she worked for asset managers on internal procedures control and risk mapping missions. Justine joined Infranity in March 2021 as Compliance and Internal Control Officer.
Justine is a graduate of La Sorbonne Université in Paris.
Charline Le Scornet
In 2011, Pierre joined Clifford Chance as a senior associate in the Private Funds group, advising GPs on the structuring of pan-European investment vehicles and investor negotiations, with a particular focus on illiquid funds: real estate, infrastructure, debt and PE. He also developed a strong expertise in investment management regulations and was in regular contact with the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF).
Pierre joined Aviva Investors Real Estate France as General Counsel in 2017, leading the real estate legal team and managing the legal and regulatory affairs of the real estate AIFs, assisting the fund management, investment and asset management teams on a broad range of transactions, adding a particular value on the tax and legal structuring of complex pan-European investment projects, supporting the sophistication of the business and the growth of AuM from EUR 3 to 8bn in 5 years.
Pierre joined Infranity in 2023 as General Counsel.
He is a graduate of the University Paris V (Maîtrise), the University of Poitiers (DJCE, DEA), the University of Cambridge (Gonville & Caius) and the Paris’ bar school (CAPA). He was admitted to the Paris bar in 2005.
After two years as a senior advisor with an NGO dedicated to the entrepreneurship of young people in the slums of south west Asia, Dominique joined the online investment platform LITA as a member of the investment board. He then co-founded the asset management start-up AlphaGEM in 2018 which specialises in fixed income strategies in the emerging markets.
Dominique is also a business advisor with the private equity fund Angelor, focused on eco-innovative companies in the energy and environmental sectors.
In 2019 he joined Infranity as Chief Operating Officer.
Dominique is a graduate of EDHEC Business School.
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Yassine joined Infranity in 2020 as Operations Vice President.
Yassine graduated with a master's degree in Finance from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
In 2021, Rabii joined Infranity as Operations Associate.
Rabii graduated from University Pantheon Sorbonne Paris with a Master’s degree in banking and finance.
In 2020, he joined AXA IM Real Assets as a fund finance and controlling manager. He was working on the finance oversight of a significant stake of the Fund’s new acquisitions, standing investments and development projects across Europe.
In March 2021, Moncef joined Infranity as Operations Associate.
Moncef is a graduate from ESTP school in Civil Engineering and Real Estate.
Valérie joined Montpensier Finance in 2000 as an office manager/middle office. She worked alongside the administrative and legal departments.
In 2004, she joined Exela technologies as an executive assistant for the sales and marketing department. Valérie was also the link between the different departments of the company (national and international) and the marketing providers.
In 2018, Valérie joined Infranity as Office Manager.