Acofi Gestion became Sienna Private Credit, subsidiary of Sienna Investment Managers, a pan-European player in real assets management.

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Our team

Thibault de Saint Priest

Chief Executive Officer
Thibault de Saint Priest
Chief Executive Officer

Educated in law and economics at the University of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne and IEP Paris, Thibault started his career at Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he worked as a money market fund manager before becoming head of financial engineering. Co-founder of Acofi in 1990 and managing partner, over the last twenty years Thibault has notably built up the direct real estate investment business, the listed equity division, and the acquisition of portfolios of underperforming bank debt through securitisation vehicles. In this last activity, Thibault managed acquisition and management teams. He was also co-founder and director of Credirec, a company created by Acofi in 1993 and which has become the French market leader in the collection and acquisition of consumer loan portfolios. He is also the Chairman of the Debt Fund and Securitisation Commission created by AFG and one of the founding members of the Observatoire des Fonds de Prêts à l’Economie (OFPE).

Laurent Dubois

Chief Investment Officer
Laurent Dubois
Chief Investment Officer

A graduate from ENSIMAG (Engineering), Laurent has a Master’s degree in Finance from HEC, Laurent has a 20 years’ experience in multi-asset structuring. Laurent was Group Structured Products manager at Credit Agricole between 1997 and 2009, developing and managing numerous new activities for the bank (structured loan fund derivatives, insurance derivatives, tax structuring).Between 1997 and 2010, he was heading the Structured Products and Alternative Assets department at Natixis (and predecessor bank IXIS). From 2002 onwards, he was a member of the Executive Committee of Global Capital Markets at Natixis. He set up a cross asset expertise group, including beyond capital markets, real estate, ART, HF incubation, etc… In 2004, he launched within Global Markets NAII a full fledge alternative asset management company encompassing infrastructure carbon and energy, direct lending, and a managed hedge funds platform with a particular focus on new managers and Asian managers (in partnership with SparxAM of Japan). He co-founded and joined Alfafinance in September 2010 as deputy CEO. After Acofi Alfafinance merger in 2014, Laurent became deputy CEO of Acofi. 

Nicolas Fourt

Chief Risk Officer
Nicolas Fourt
Chief Risk Officer

A graduate from ENSAE (Statistics), holder of a Masters in Economics from Université de Paris Sorbonne, and a chartered actuary, He was global head of capital markets (bonds, currencies, equities and commodities) at Natixis until August 2008, having managed these operations previously at CDC and then IXIS where he served as an executive board member.  The consulting company Alfafinance he co-founded in 2009 was more specifically involved in debt restructuring and advisory of major clients in banking and insurance sectors. Nicolas joined Acofi’s management team in 2014.

Marianne des Roseaux

Chief Financial Officer
Marianne des Roseaux
Chief Financial Officer

Marianne started her professional life at a consulting firm specialising in local authority funding. She joined Acofi in 1995 to develop financial expertise in real estate investment operations, before becoming Secretary General of ACOFI. In this role, Marianne manages all of the company’s support functions: finance, human resources management, information system, general administration.

Marianne has a DESS in Banking and Finance from the Paris – Sorbonne University.


Christophe Murciani

Head of CRE Debt Funds
Christophe Murciani
Head of CRE Debt Funds

Christophe Murciani is a seasoned real estate lending professional, with a 25-year track record in sourcing and structuring property finance transactions both in France and in other European countries. Between 1993 and 2008, Christophe has executed major real estate structured debt mandates, respectively with Société Générale, Natixis, and then Citigroup, where he was in charge of a 4-strong team originating deals in France, Benelux, and Italy. Thereafter with Tishman Speyer Properties, he ran the European finance team, prior to joining in 2011 the French side of Cityhold, a JV between 2 Swedish pension funds, to source and acquire prime office properties. As of 2013, Christophe spearheaded JLL’s Real Estate Debt Advisory group in Paris. With Acofi, he will be managing director for the property lending platform.

Christophe holds ESCP Europe’s MBA.

Benjamin Debré

Deputy Head of CRE Debt Funds
Benjamin Debré
Deputy Head of CRE Debt Funds

Benjamin Debré, has been active for 15 years both in the property industry and in international business development. Initially with HSBC’s bond origination group, Benjamin joined Lazard Frères’ M&A team in 2003. He moved to Citigroup’s structured property lending division in Paris in 2006. With Oberthur Fiduciaire, starting in 2011, Benjamin was responsible for business development, covering a client base of central banks and public entities in Africa, Latin America and Asia. He then joined Monument Capital Group as a Senior advisor in charge of fundraising with sovereign funds, domestic and international institutional investors. Benjamin returned to property structured finance in 2015 as a director with JLL’s debt advisory group in Paris, advising property companies, investment managers and institutional investors in their debt raising efforts. At Acofi Gestion, he will be a property lending fund manager.

Benjamin is a ESTP graduate, and holds an ESSEC MBA.

Dalila Chabane

Real Estate Debt Fund Manager
Dalila Chabane
Real Estate Debt Fund Manager

Dalila joined Acofi’s Real Estate Debt Fund team in august 2019 as a Fund Manager. During 15 years, she has been working in the property professionnals lending sector at Crédit Foncier. Dalila started her career as a credit analyst and subsequently held risk management and litigation positions. She then turned to trade functions in real estate investors financing structure. Dalila is a graduate from ISC Paris and Paris-Dauphine University.

Julien Congretel

Real Estate Debt Fund Manager
Julien Congretel
Real Estate Debt Fund Manager

Julien began his career in the real estate sector in 2011 at Société Générale, when he joined the real estate structured finance team in London after a first experience in the bank’s export finance team in Paris and Frankfurt. In 2013, Julien joined the Royal Bank of Canada’s Real Estate Capital Partners group, where he arranged senior and mezzanine loans for international investors across various European jurisdictions and asset classes. Julien joined Acofi in March 2020. He graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a master’s degree in finance.

Bénédicte Dumant

Portfolio Manager
Bénédicte Dumant
Portfolio Manager

After a first experience in compliance at GE Capital Factofrance, Bénédicte began her career in the trade department of Société Générale Equipment finance before integrating the risk department of the corporate and investment bank as sectorial risk analyst. In 2019, Bénédicte turned in aircraft and shipping structured finance operational management before specializing in the Real Estate market. Bénédicte joined Acofi in January 2022. She is a graduate from Paris-Dauphine University.

Philippe Garrel

Head of Energy Transition Funds
Philippe Garrel
Head of Energy Transition Funds

Philippe began his career in 1996 as a project manager at Schlumberger. In 1999 Philippe joined the GDF-Suez group to develop the construction and operation of electrical infrastructure projects (Airbus 380 plant, Laboratoires Sanofi). Next he ran the INEO branches in Warsaw and Moscow. In 2008, he joined the Acofi group to develop its Infrastructure Financing business.

Philippe qualified as an engineer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers, which he followed with a Masters degree in Banking and Financial Engineering.

Camille Zimmermann

Energy Transition Fund Manager
Camille Zimmermann
Energy Transition Fund Manager

Camille joined Acofi’s Renewable Energy Infrastructures team in april 2018 after a 6-year experience as Head of the Strategy and Marketing Department within the spanish group Gas Natural Fenosa. She previously worked as a strategy consultant for Oliver Wyman Financial Services and co-founded in 2010 DS development, a strategy and banking disintermediation specialized in Africa. Camille holds a Master’s degree in international management from ESCP-EAP European School of Management, a Master’s degree from the City University of London and a Diplom Kauffrau from Berlin.

Ronald Gaultier

Investment Director Energy Transition
Ronald Gaultier
Investment Director Energy Transition

Ronald joined Acofi in 2021, after 7 years as a fund manager at Allianz Global Investors. Over that period, he invested €2.3 billion in privately-placed infrastructure debt on behalf of Allianz entities and third-party investors. Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors, Ronald was a manager during 5 years in the project-finance advisory team of PwC, advising equity funds, industrial companies, and public parties at all stages of concessions and public-private partnerships. Ronald started his career in 2005, in the transaction (M&A) and audit departments of PwC and Deloitte. Ronald holds an engineering degree from INSA Rennes and a specialized master’s degree in Strategic Management from HEC Paris.

Clément Tribot-Laspiere

Modelling Manager
Clément Tribot-Laspiere
Modelling Manager

After gaining experience as a management controller at ERAMET in Paris and Gabon, Clément joined the structured finance department at CACIB. In 2012 he arrived at Deloitte Finance as a financial modelling and valuation analyst. Clément joined Acofi in 2016 to strengthen the infrastructure team, especially for valuing assets and funds.

He is a graduate of ESSEC.

Julian Lemaire

Energy Transition Fund Manager
Julian Lemaire
Energy Transition Fund Manager

Julian joined Acofi’s energy transition team in january 2020 after a 10-year experience at EDF. For the last 3 years, within its subsidiary Izivia, French leader in EV mobility charging stations, he subsequently occupied the role of Project Manager and Head of Street Charging Projects. He previously worked as a portfolio manager at EDF’s asset management division, investing for the decommissioning of nuclear assets, and as a quantitative analyst at EDF’s optimization division.

Julian holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris, a bachelor in economics from the University of Paris Dauphine and a MSc from the University of Oxford.

Romain Vélon

Energy Transition Junior Fund Manager
Romain Vélon
Energy Transition Junior Fund Manager

Romain has held various roles in the Infrastructure & Energy investment space. He started on the financing side in Credit Agricole’s Paris team covering transport deals, and later joined the bank’s New York based team focused on financial advisory mandates across North and South America. Before joining Acofi in June 2020, Romain had worked over 2 years for STOA, an equity infrastructure fund set up by French public agencies Caisse des Dépôts and Agence Française de Développement, where he was involved in several renewable energy transactions in developing countries. Romain holds a Double Degree from Télécom Paris (Engineering) and HEC Paris (Management).

Dimitri Ricardo

Assistant Fund Manager - Energy Transition
Dimitri Ricardo
Assistant Fund Manager - Energy Transition

After two previous experiences in Private Equity at Unigrains and in Transaction Services at 2CFinance, Dimitri joined Acofi’s Energy Transition team in January 2021. In charge of receivables’ management and ESG matters within the team, he also works on analysing new operations. Dimitri holds a MSc in Finance from the University Paris Dauphine.

Stanislas Boutmy

Head of Public Sector Funds
Stanislas Boutmy
Head of Public Sector Funds

Stanislas is a recognised expert on local authorities. In 2004, he founded Public Evaluation System, France’s first ratings agency specialising in local authorities, of which he was a Shareholder and CEO between 2004 and 2015. He was responsible for the Local Authority Budget and Accounting Management specialisation certificate at CNAM – INTEC. He was economics editor at ACIP, a press agency specialising in regional weekly press between 2002 and 2006, and Publication Director of the Money Laundering Letter. Stanislas is a graduate of HEC, has a DESS in export law (Paris V), a Master’s degree in Public Law (Paris II) and a postgraduate sessions examiner at IHEDN.

Wissem Bourbia

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Wissem Bourbia
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Wissem joined Acofi in 2014 after running the Galena Commodity Trade Finance fund at Galena Asset Management (Geneva) a Trafigura affiliate, from 2009 to 2013. From 2007 to 2009, he headed up loan fund structuring (commodity financing) at Natixis CIB. From 1992 to 2007, Wissem held various positions in the securitisation department at Société Générale CIB where he structured and arranged securitised trade receivables, mortgages and corporate loans.  He was European head of CLO structuring and then, from 2003 to 2007, head of alternative financing structuring in the Structured Financing department. Wissem has an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale in Paris, and a BSc in mathematics and an MBA from the San Diego State University (California).

Romain Cuaboz

Assistant Fund Manager - Corporate Debt Funds
Romain Cuaboz
Assistant Fund Manager - Corporate Debt Funds

Romain joined Acofi’s Corporate Debt team in June 2020. Previously, he had a 6-year experience at AXA. He started in 2014 in the Investment Department at AXA France company, managing the asset allocation of life insurance funds. Since 2016, he was Fund manager assistant at AXA IM within the Structured products team (CPPI, TIPP, formula funds). Romain holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Léonard-de-Vinci.

Jeanne-Laure Olanguena

Assistant Fund Manager - Corporate Debt Funds
Jeanne-Laure Olanguena
Assistant Fund Manager - Corporate Debt Funds

Jeanne Laure has joined Acofi Gestion Corporate team in November 2019 after a first profesionnal experience in several departments of the Bank of Central African States focusing specially on : Monetary markets, System and Means of Payments  to end up with the Financial Analysis department. She is in charge of  the investment file analysis and the fund management. Jeanne Laure holds a Master’s degree in International Finance from Rennes School of Business.

Philippe Roca

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Philippe Roca
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Philippe started his career working at Arthur Andersen. After a year as financial controller at PPR, he moved to BNP Paribas in 1999 and then IXIS in 2005 to develop structured financing optimisation products for institutionals and large groups. He left Natixis in 2009 to work on designing and running Corporate Funding Association, a cooperative banking project in the eurozone. Philippe joined Acofi in 2014 to develop Reverse factor, Supply Chain, and patents finance activities and participates in leasing activities. He is an HEC graduate.

Delphine Rohon

Head of Origination - Corporate Debt Funds
Delphine Rohon
Head of Origination - Corporate Debt Funds

Delphine joined Acofi in 2016 to start trade receivables activities after a 15 year + experience in credit insurance and factoring.  She started  her career within AG2R La Mondiale, before joining GE Capital Factofrance commercial teams, and then insurance broker Filhet Allard & Cie. She came back to GE Capital Factofrance as a regional director. 

Delphine is a graduate from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce IPAG with a major on international trade.

Alexia Picot

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Alexia Picot
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Alexia joined Acofi in 2013 and currently runs Predirec Equipment Leasing Fund. At PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Banks and Capital Markets division, Alexia carried out audit missions for four years, in particular on private banking and asset management clients. Prior to that, she worked in corporate finance for one year in the Finance and Merger & Acquisitions departments of Société Générale Mid-Caps Investment Banking.

Alexia is a graduate of EDHEC.

Laurence Choisy Lemesle

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Laurence Choisy Lemesle
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

Laurence joined Acofi in January 2020 with almost 20-year of experience in structured finance, including 10 years spent with Société Générale in New York. As head of the Metals Team, she developed the bank’s metals financing activity in the Americas. In 2010,  she became responsible for Strategic Initiatives within the Energy and Natural Resources department in New York and then Paris, in charge of the structuring, coordination and distribution of particularly complex transactions, restructuring and the development of new distribution channels.Since 2017, Laurence was responsible for the front office team of ChetWode, a European specialist in industrial financing. Laurence is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University and holds the ICCF (International Certificate in Corporate Finance) from HEC Paris.

Florent Villaret

Corporate Debt Fund Manager
Florent Villaret
Corporate Debt Fund Manager

After having worked for two years as an analyst within the structured finance department of Credit Agricole CIB, Florent was underwriter in the aviation finance team of Bpifrance Assurance Export from 2013 to 2017. He then worked for Natixis General Inspection before joining Acofi in January 2019. Florent is a graduate of EM Lyon.

Hugo Thomas

Head of Credit Research
Hugo Thomas
Head of Credit Research

Hugo has 8 years of experience in corporate finance. He started his career as a Credit Analyst for US clients (mainly in the aerospace and packaging sector) of BNP Paribas CIB in New York. He joined Acofi in 2016 as a credit analyst prior to joining the consulting firm Redbridge DTA in 2019, where he assisted corporate issuers (mid and large caps) from all sectors in the negotiation and implementation of their debt instruments (bank syndications, private placements, listed debt, asset financing). Hugo joined Acofi team again in January 2022 as Head of Credit Research.

Hugo is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and the Paris-Dauphine University.

Quentin Bourgois

Credit Analyst
Quentin Bourgois
Credit Analyst

Quentin joined Acofi in 2021 as a Credit Analyst after experiences in the Private Corporate Debt team at Aviva Investors and in Acquisition Finance at ING France. Prior to that, he had various experiences at Oaklins and KPMG. Quentin is a graduate of EDHEC and holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from the Université Catholique de Lille.

Félicien Nguyen

Marketing & Communication Director
Félicien Nguyen
Marketing & Communication Director

Félicien joined Sienna Private Credit in 2022. He started his career at BNP Paribas as an Analyst in the hedge fund Cooper Neff Advisors. He continued his path at Generali, where he created the financial offer team, delivering investments solutions for the various life and retirement savings networks in France and Europe. At the same time, he was in charge of communications for the savings division of Generali France. He returned to asset management as Marketing and communication Director at INOCAP Gestion from 2017 to 2022. Félicien is a graduate of Néoma Reims.

Leslie Bétard

Marketing & Communication Officer
Leslie Bétard
Marketing & Communication Officer

After several experiences in various sectors in France and abroad, Leslie joined Acofi in July 2013. She became part of the Sales team in 2016 and now focuses on marketing and communication activities both on the corporate and business levels together with operational teams.

Pierre Leroux

Head of Investor Relations
Pierre Leroux
Head of Investor Relations

Pierre started his career on the equity stock market of Euronext in 2002. He then spent 3 years as a credit analyst LBO at Foris BNP bank before endorsing a Corporate coverage role at HSBC. In 2007, he joined HSBC Global Asset Management institutional sales France team where he handled different sales roles including the task to develop the Benelux region. In 2017, he integrated Aviva Investors France to develop the Frabelux region within a European and coordinated team. Pierre joined Acofi to lead the investor relations team in December of 2021. Pierre graduated from ESC Amiens and LSU (US) in business administration. He holds the CFA ESG.

Alixane Bouhours

Client Relationship Officer
Alixane Bouhours
Client Relationship Officer

Alixane joined Acofi Sales’s team in January 2020. She previously worked as a Junior Sales at Natixis Investment Managers in Luxembourg for two years. She holds a Master Degree in Finance from Kedge Business School.

Pascal Jolly

Senior Advisor (external partner)
Pascal Jolly
Senior Advisor (external partner)

Pascal works with Acofi since October 2014 after 7 years at Dexia Local Credit. There he worked for the Capital Market divisions of the bank, in the Debt Capital Market and Public Sector Portfolio Management departments. Before Dexia, Pascal spent 14 years as Solution Sales in the Fixed Income department of the Investment Banking activities of “Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations” (Paris and Frankfurt). Pascal is graduate from the Société Française des Analystes Financiers, from ESLSCA Business School with a Master in Trading degree and from the University of Nancy II in Economic Sciences & Finance.

Léo Carouge

Chief Operating Officer
Léo Carouge
Chief Operating Officer

Léo joined Acofi in 2016. He started his career within the teams of Covéa-Finance, Société Générale Private Banking and Rothschild & Co where he was in charge of designing and implementing various optimization tools and solutions. Léo holds a diploma of Electronics and Information Technology Engineer (ENSEIRB-MATMECA) and a master’s degree in Economic and Financial Risks Engineering (Bordeaux University).

Patrycja Dos Santos Rodrigues

Deputy Director of Financial Control
Patrycja Dos Santos Rodrigues
Deputy Director of Financial Control

Patrycja has joined Sienna Private Credit as Deputy Director of Financial Control in June 2022, after coordinating for over 20 years Middle Office in teams managing Private Equity, Private Debt and Venture Capital funds, and funds of funds. Previously, Patrycja has been working for Operations department of BNP Paribas Asset Management. She had started her career at Access Capital Partners, and has also worked for 2 management companies within the Quilvest Group. Patrycja holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics and International Affaires from the American University of Paris, and a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from the University of London.

Romain Jovene

Middle-Office Officer
Romain Jovene
Middle-Office Officer

Romain joined Acofi in 2020 after two years at Société Générale in the Private Equity & Real Estate teams of the Custodian branch. He also worked with portfolios management teams at Meeschaert AM and SMA Gestion. Romain graduated from Audencia Business School in Nantes.

Koubra Akhouna

Financial Controller
Koubra Akhouna
Financial Controller

Koubra joined Sienna Private Credit’s operations team in 2022 after an apprenticeship in financial monitoring at Natixis. She graduated with a master’s degree from SKEMA Business School.

Fanny Terris

Financial Controller
Fanny Terris
Financial Controller

After a first two-year experience as an auditor within the Assurance & TMT teams of Ernst & Young in London, Fanny joined Sienna Private Credit in 2022. Fanny holds a MSc in Finance from the University of Westminster.

Abdelhakim Oubraham

Web Developper
Abdelhakim Oubraham
Web Developper

Abdelhakim started his professional career as a web developer at Nomadvantage, a software editor producing a SaaS in the pharmaceutical industry. He joined Acofi in 2021 where he is mainly in charge of the redesign and maintenance of the information system. Abdelhakim holds an engineering degree in computer science from the National Polytechnic School of Algiers and a master’s degree in computer science from Sorbonne University.

Béatrice de Meaux-Becdelièvre

Head of Legal and Compliance
Béatrice de Meaux-Becdelièvre
Head of Legal and Compliance

Béatrice de Meaux-Becdelievre has been Head of Legal and Compliance since July 2017.  In her quality of Internal Control and Compliance Officer (RCCI) duly registered with the French Financial Market Authorities (Autorité des Marchés Financier), she reports to Acofi’s Executive Management.  After acting as a lawyer in at French major lawfirm namely Gide Loyrette Nouel (in Paris and few years at Shanghai), she joined Société Générale in 2011 as Director – Lead Lawyer for the legal affairs of the Group Financial Department – Group Treasury and Financing Management. She is specialized in securitization, covered bonds and assets backed financings. She holds a post graduate degree (DEA) in private law. She has been a lecturer at Paris V in security law and at Paris-Dauphine (Master 2 – Assets management).

Françoise Tomczak

Legal Affairs Manager
Françoise Tomczak
Legal Affairs Manager

Formerly an advocate at the Bar of Hauts-de-Seine, Françoise joined Acofi in 2003. She handles legal administration and corporate matters for the companies and funds under management.

Françoise has a Master’s degree in business law and a DESS in applied taxation.

Eléonore Besson

Legal counsel
Eléonore Besson
Legal counsel

Eléonore has joined Acofi on december 2017 as Legal Counsel, after acting as a lawyer at French lawfirm namely Solwos Avocats for two years mainly in business law. Previously, Eléonore had been working for almost two years in the legal Department dedicated to CACEIS Fund Structuring Department, a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Group.

Eléonore holds a post graduate degree (Master 2) in business law from the University of Lille.

Hélène Moine

Administration and Finance Manager
Hélène Moine
Administration and Finance Manager
Albert Temgoua

Office Manager
Albert Temgoua
Office Manager

Albert benefits from several experiences in various sectors. Alternately Executive Assistant for Six International Ltd in Cameroon, Manager of a business center in Paris and more recently Manager of the Paris-Orly Goldcar rental agency, he integrates Acofi’s support team in may 2021 as an Office Manager. Albert hold an operational management diploma from CNAM de Paris.