Paris EUROPLACE is the professional body which supports the France-based financial services industry and promotes Paris as an international financial center. Paris EUROPLACE gathers and expresses positions of market players as it seeks to strengthen the attractiveness of the Paris financial marketplace, establish constructive relations with European Institutions in a global financial context, stimulate research and financial innovation, and promote these objectives internationally.

Thierry DEAU

Founding Partner & CEO, MERIDIAM

Thierry Déau founded Meridiam in 2005 with the belief that the alignment of interests between the public and private sector can provide critical solutions to the collective needs of communities. Meridiam is an independent investment firm specializing in the development, financing, and management of long-term and sustainable public infrastructure projects. With offices in Paris, New York, Toronto, Luxembourg, Istanbul, Vienna, Addis Ababa and Dakar, Meridiam currently manages 5 billion euros of assets, and has more than 60 projects under development, construction, or in operation to date.

Meridiam is a founding member of the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA), a 30 member strong association with some of the biggest institutional investors worldwide such as CalSTRS from the US, Allianz Global Investors from Germany, Amundi from France and the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan. The LTIIA is chaired by Thierry Déau.

Prior to founding Meridiam, Thierry Déau was the CEO of Egis Projects, a leading international project developer and operator and subsidiary of the French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), whose activities encompass the design, financing, construction and operation of transport projects. He held the position of CEO of Egis Projects for the last three years of his ten-year Egis career.

Thierry Déau is currently a member of the Trilateral Commission and the International Council of the Global Leadership Foundation, an Investment Committee member for the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), a board member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Transformational Projects, a board member of Fondation des Ponts and a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.

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