Jacques E. Bouhet
Dimitri de Gunzburg
John G. Heimann
Wenceslas von Liechtenstein
Ambassador James G. Lowenstein
Géraud de Nadaillac
Thomas E. Sandell
Mr. Bouhet is a Senior Advisor of Findercod since March 2014.
Prior to joining Findercod, Jacques E. Bouhet worked for over 40 years for Société Générale Group, serving as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SG Corporate and Investment Banking.
Mr. Bouhet has also been Member of Board of Advisors of IdentiPHI, LLC since July 2006.
From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Bouhet served as Chief Executive Officer of SG Americas, responsible for overseeing SG's activities in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
In 1998, he was named Deputy Chief Executive of INFI. Mr. Bouhet also served as Chairman of the Board at SG Cowen Securities.
Since January 1993, he has served as Deputy Director of the International Division of Société Générale, and in 1995 became Director of the International Development Division within International and Finance (INFI).
From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Bouhet served as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Société Générale USA Banking Network and Chairman of Société Générale Financial Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Société Générale.
In 1984, he returned to the Head Office of Société Générale in Paris to serves as Director of the Asian Sector of the International Division of the Bank.
Mr. Bouhet was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Société Générale London Branch in 1977 where he served until being named General Manager of the Société Générale Hong Kong Branch in 1980.
From 1971 to 1972, Mr. Bouhet served as Assistant Manager of the Société Générale New York Branch. He was then appointed Vice President of the French Desk of European American Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Société Générale.
In 1969, he was appointed Assistant Vice President of Sogen International Corporation in New York.
He began his career with Société Générale in 1965 in the economic research department.
Mr. Bouhet is a Trustee of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), a non-profit organization in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New-York, as well as a Board member of AROP (Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra of Paris) and of American Friends of Paris Opera and Ballet. He is also a trustee of FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française) in New York, and a Board member of “Etés de la Danse”.
He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and of the Centre d'Etudes Superieures Bancaires.
Mr. Delattre became a Senior Advisor of Findercod in March 2007.
Prior to joining Findercod, Jean-Paul Delattre worked over a period of thirty years for two major family groups: Groupe Bettencourt (for 11 years), and previously Groupe Mulliez (for 18 years), respectively the second and third richest families in France.
From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Delattre was Chief Financial Officer of the Bettencourt family’s holdings as well as the General Secretary of the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation, the most important private foundation (acknowledged as “public service”) in France.
From 1976 to 1994, Mr. Delattre was with Groupe Mulliez where he was successively in charge of diversification, cash management, and debt financing, prior to becoming General Manager of the financial division. At Groupe Mulliez, Mr. Delattre created and managed Cava-Banque (the family bank), Cavabail-Sicomi (leasing company), Finor (long term credit/financing institution), Cava Gestion (fund management) as well as the group’s mutual funds/SICAV (Primus in Luxembourg and Cava-Oblig in Paris).
These various experiences have given Mr. Delattre the opportunity to actively advise and manage important family offices in the Asset Management, Corporate Finance and Non-Profit areas. More specifically in the Asset Management activity, Mr. Delattre developed a strong expertise in the selection, structuring, acquisition and management of listed companies’ shares, and specifically with respect to long-only and hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and private equity funds.
A French national, Mr. Delattre is a graduate from ISA (HEC) in Jouy-en-Josas and IESEG in Lille, and holds a Master in Economics from Institut Catholique de Lille.
Mr. de Gunzburg is a Senior Advisor of Findercod since February 2003.
From 1992 to 2002, Dimitri de Gunzburg was Managing Director at UBS Warburg in London, where he was responsible for international corporate finance in the food and beverage industries, with emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
From 1974 to 1992, Mr. de Gunzburg was a Managing Director of Dillon Read Limited in London. There, Mr. de Gunzburg was engaged principally in merger and acquisition transactions focusing on the food and beverage industries. Mr. de Gunzburg also initiated and executed projects involving Eurobond issues, euro-currency loan syndications, leveraged buy-outs and buy-ins (LBO’s).
From 1970 to 1974, Dimitri de Gunzburg was a Managing Director at Bankers Trust International Limited in London. At Bankers Trust, Dimitri de Gunzburg was engaged in Eurobond financing and the initiation of floating rate notes as a listed and publicly distributed form of financing.
From 1967 to 1970, Mr. de Gunzburg was a Vice President of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. Assignment included the creation and management of the international merger and acquisition business in New York and Paris.
From 1963 to 1967, Mr. de Gunzburg was Sous-Directeur at Morgan & Cie. S.A. in Paris, where he was engaged in the issues of Eurobonds and Euroequities.
From 1962 to 1963, Dimitri de Gunzburg was an Investment Research Officer in the Securities Research department of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. Prior to that, Mr. de Gunzburg joined Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas in Paris as a management trainee. Mr. de Gunzburg started his career in 1959 as a member of the Investment Banking department at S. G. Warburg & Co. in London.
Mr. de Gunzburg is a graduate of Princeton University from Pennsylvania, United States of America, and is fluent in English, French, Dutch and German.
Mr. Heimann became a Senior Advisor of Findercod in September 2004.
John G. Heimann is also currently a senior advisor at the Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the Bank for International Settlements. Mr. Heimann joined FSI in 1999 as Chairman.
From 2001 to 2003, he was a senior advisor of Merrill Lynch & Co. and of AIB Bank.
From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Heimann was Chairman of the Global Financial Institutions Group (FIG) and part of the office of the Chairman at Merrill Lynch. In that role, Mr. Heimann was the senior relationship manager with financial institutions of all kinds throughout the world and played an important role in developing Merrill Lynch's policies and programs worldwide.
From 1984 to 1991, Mr. Heimann joined Merrill Lynch as Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, and while at this position, served as Chairman of the Executive Committee for Merrill Lynch Europe/Middle East from 1988 to 1990.
From 1981 to 1984, John G. Heimann was a Deputy Chairman of Warburg, Paribas Becker Incorporated.
From 1977 to 1981, he also was a member of U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. During this period, he also served as Chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association.
Between 1976 and 1977, Mr. Heimann was a commissioner of the State Division of Housing & Community Renewal, and was a superintendent of Banks for New York State from 1975 to 1976.
From 1967 to 1975, he was Senior Vice President and Director of E.M. Warburg Pincus & Co. which he co-founded. From 1956 to 1966, John G. Heimann was Vice President of Smith Barney & Company, Inc.
Mr. Heimann is also a member of the Board of the French-American Foundation US, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Group of Thirty.
Mr. Heimann received a BA in Economics from Syracuse University, United States of America.
Mr. Jaclot became a Senior Advisor of Findercod in September 2004.
Mr. Jaclot is currently the CEO of AOG. He joined AOG as a member of the Board in 2005 and became Group CEO in 2008.
He is also the Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Unibail-Rodamco, a French real estate company, Managing Partner of FJConsulting, the investment and advisory firm of François Jaclot, and participated to the creation of FaDiese2, a French SCR investing in startups, as well as and Chairman for more than 10 years of le Foyer de Charité (a religious foundation).
In September 2003, he joined Interbrew as Chief Financial Officer and member of its Executive Board of Management. Following the merger between Interbrew and AmBev, he became Senior Advisor to the CEO of the new group, InBev now called ABAmBev.
Until March 2003, Mr. Jaclot was a Director of Suez and Vice Chairman of its Management Committee, where he was in charge of finance (CFO), and the communication and private equity activities. He was formerly Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux.
In 1995, Mr. Jaclot was sole Managing Partner of Demachy Worms & Cie, a French investment bank.
Within Lafarge, Mr. Jaclot was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lafarge Corporation (North America) from 1987 until 1990, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lafarge Coppée from 1990 to 1994.
From 1982 to 1987, Mr. Jaclot held several positions with Crédit National, a long-term credit institution in France.
From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Jaclot served in the French Ministry of Finance as Inspecteur des Finances.
Mr. Jaclot currently sits on the Board of the French-American Foundation.
Born in 1949, François Jaclot is a French national, graduate of Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), Institut d'Etudes Politiques et Ecole Nationale de Statistiques et d'Administration Economique (ENSAE). Mr. Jaclot holds a Master’s in Mathematics.
Mr. von Liechtenstein joined Findercod in July 2012.
Along with its activities at Findercod, Wenceslas von Liechtenstein is also Partner and CEO at Dalton Strategic Partners, an independent, global investment management firm dedicated to long/short equity strategies.
Before that, he has been a Partner at Holparge Financial Advisory for more than eight years. Holparge provides independent financial advisory boutique providing corporate banking services ranging from M&A, capital raising and restructuring to large and mid-market companies.
Between 2005 and 2009, Mr. von Liechtenstein was a Board Member of the hedge funds Ruby Capital Partner LLP, Remus Capital and Nator Capital LLP.
From 2002 to 2005, Mr. von Liechtenstein was Senior Manager in M&A at General Electric in Paris where he notably participated in the acquisition of Amersham (EV of €8,1bn) and Instrumentarium (EV of €2bn), and led the disposal of GE European Clinical Services and GE X-Ray Hungary.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr. von Liechtenstein was an Equity & Research Sale Associate at Goldman Sachs where he especially advised and managed institutionals and hedge fund’s clients on Pan-European shares, and participated with ECM in the Initial Public Offering of several large companies.
A Liechtenstein national, Mr. von Liechtenstein is a graduate of Paris Dauphine University (Bachelor of Science: Major in Finance). He is fluent in French, English and German.
Mr. Lowenstein became Senior Advisor of Findercod in 2004.
Mr. Lowenstein is also Chairman of the Ukraine fund limited, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), Institut Français des Relations Internationales (Paris), Co-Founder and member of the Board of the French-American Foundation US & France.
Chairman of the Board, Baltic Investments S.A. Investment Review Committee, Emerging Eastern Europe Fund; Advisory Board : Foreign and Colonial American Major Companies Fund; Director, AIS Worldwide Fund Ltd; Trustee, Lafarge (US) Holdings Trust Member, Senior Consultant, APCO Associates, Washington, DC; Advisory Councils : School of Advanced International Studies and Bologna (Italy); Center of the Johns Hopkins University.
Board Member : Refugees International. International Observer Group to observe the 1993 and 1994 elections in Sri Lanka. Senior Elections Adviser to Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia Herzegovina (1996-1997).
Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1977-1981.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, 1974-1977 with responsibility for NATO, EC, CSCE, OECD. Member of delegations to NATO and OECD Ministerial meetings, U.S. European Community consultations, European Parliament committees.
Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1965-1974. Senior staff member, Subcommittees on Far Eastern Affairs, European Affairs, Arms Control and Security Agreements. Co-author of published Committee investigative staff reports on Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, Greece and European security issues. Member of Delegation, Asian Development Bank Charter Drafting Conference.
Between 1956 and 1964 Appointed Foreign Service Officer. Political Officer, American Embassy, Colombo, Ceylon; Eastern European area and Serbo-Croatian language training; Political Officer, American Embassy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Mr. Lowenstein entered government service with the Economic Cooperation Administration (Marshall Plan), 1950-51. He served in Paris at the Office of the Special Representative in Europe (Marshall Plan European headquarters).
Ensign, Lieutenant (j.g.) USNR 1952-55. James Lowenstein served aboard USS Coral Sea in the Mediterranean as division officer and on the Naval War College staff.
Mr. McGovern became a Senior Advisor of Findercod in November 2004.
From 1986 to 1992, David McGovern served as a member of the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
From 1962 to 1999, he worked at the law firm Shearman & Sterling in the capacity of partner. He founded Shearman & Sterling office in Paris, of which he was a senior partner from 1967 to 1991.
Mr. McGovern was admitted to the New York Bar in 1955. He became a Court lawyer in Paris in 1992.
Mr. McGovern is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Paris (former President), the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in France (former President between 1979 an 1982) and the Board of Governors of the American Hospital of Paris (former President from 1976 to 1979 and from 1996 to May 2003).
David McGovern is also currently Chancellor of the American Cathedral of Paris and Member of the General Committee of The Travellers.
From 1951 to 1953, he served as First Lieutenant of the Field Artillery of the U.S. Army in Korea.
In 1983, David McGovern was conferred the title of Chevalier of the French Légion d’Honneur.
Mr. McGovern is a graduate of Yale University and has a law degree from Columbia Law School.
Mr. de Nadaillac became a Senior Advisor of Findercod in May 2014.
Géraud de Nadaillac is also currently the CEO of Nadaillac Finance, a French financial advisory company active in advising Anglo Saxon financial institutions aiming at doing business in France.
Géraud is also a Senior Partner of Mediation & Finance, whose purpose is to act as a mediator in conflicts involving financial companies.
Until March 2011 Mr. de Nadaillac was Vice Chairman of Royal Bank of Canada Europe Limited (“RBC”), the London based investment bank, with responsibility for developing strategic transactions with major clients and supervising senior client coverage.
Previously, Mr. de Nadaillac was managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets Europe and as such ran both the syndicate and the origination groups in London. During that period RBC developed into one of the major players worldwide.
Mr. de Nadaillac joined RBC from Hambros Bank Ltd in 1998, where he was a Director.
Mr. de Nadaillac was Chairman and Chief Executive of Hambros France, Hambros’s subsidiary in Paris from 1992 to 1998. Before that, he was Director, Head of Syndicate of Hambros Bank in London.
From 1979 to 1985 Mr. de Nadaillac was at CCF (Crédit Commercial de France), now part of HSBC group, first in Paris then in London, where he was an International Bond Fund Manager.
Mr. de Nadaillac is married and has 3 children.
Mr. Nottage joined Findercod as a Senior Advisor in September 2006.
Mr. Nottage is the Chairman or director of a number of hotel companies operating in France, Canada and the UK, and recently founded an investment and hospitality advisory company, Genviva Capital. Mr. Nottage is also active in the private banking and alternative asset management.
Richard Nottage began his career at Robert Fleming & Co. Limited in London, from where he moved on to Kuwait to run a Flemings / Worms et Cie joint venture created to harness Middle Eastern wealth. In 1984 he arrived in Paris to join Ifabanque S.A., a French Private Bank in which Flemings and Worms et Cie were the reference shareholders, where he spent 22 years. Over that period Mr Nottage advised a predominantly private Gulf based clientele in diverse and varied fields, building a specific expertise in the hospitality industry. He has been involved in the purchase, structuring, financing and sale of dozens of substantial hotel properties over the years, principally operating from the standpoint of individual tax sensitive offshore owners. His work with these properties has been ongoing, they being part of an investment portfolio, and not merely transaction based.
Having worked with the founders of the hedge fund industry since the mid 1980’s, been closely involved in offshore finance, and worked in the multitude of domaines that interest wealthy individuals from the Gulf, Mr Nottage’s experience is diverse. Tax planning and trust structures represent an important part of the advisory services required by HNW individuals, and form part of Mr Nottage’s macro viewpoint that he uses when advising clients.
Mr. Overbeeke is a Senior Advisor of Findercod since 2006.
From 1998 until 2006, Mr. Overbeeke was member of the Executive Management Team of RWE-Thames Water Group, a global energy and water utility company, where he was (i) General Manager of Thames Water Europe S.A., (ii) member of the Supervisory Board of Rurhwasser, and (iii) Strategic Advisor for China.
Between 2002 and 2006, Mr. Overbeeke was Group European Affairs Director of RWE-Thames Water in Brussels, in charge of relationships with EU and NGO’s.
Within RWE-Thames Water, from 1998 to 2002, Mr. Overbeeke was (i) President of Europe and Africa for Business Development and (ii) in charge of the World Summit of Sustainable Development (Rio Earth Summit +10) in Johannesburg.
Prior to RWE-Thames Water, Mr. Overbeeke worked with FKI Engineering Group from 1990 to 1998, where he served as President and C.E.O. of both Bristol Babcock S.A and Bristol Meci S.A., respectively a company of electrical products and a metering and industrial instrumentation company for oil and gas.
Mr. Overbeeke was involved with Schlumberger Industries from 1972 to 1990. During this period he was successively Financial Controller for Flonic Schlumberger, Aster Water Meters and Eqyquem Meters, Enertec TR / Schlumberger and Enertec AM / V. He was Financial manager of the Electricity group, set up the metering manufacturing company in Indonesia, and finally General Manager of the Communications and Systems department.
In 1972, Mr. Overbeeke was head of R&D Lab for Setude (Veolia Group).
A French national, Mr. Overbeeke graduated from I.A.E. School of Business and has a Master’s Degree in Physics and Chemistry. He is fluent in both French and English, and intermediate in Polish.
Angélique Payet became a Senior Advisor of Findercod in October 2016.
Prior to joining Findercod, Angélique Payet had been consultant in strategy, development and public relations for large international companies guiding them in their development strategy and management of their business portfolios as well as to further analyze and improve both internal and external operations.
As head of production in charge of events, she was successful in carrying out events of national importance including at ministerial level such as for the Justice, Defense and Transportation departments as well as for local authorities (Reunion Island, tourism offices, city halls, etc.) and embassies abroad. She also ran events for the banking sector (Crédit Agricole, BNP, Caisse d’Epargne, Société Générale, BFC), insurance groups (AXA, Groupama, GMF), public works companies (Vinci, Razel, Eiffage, Fayat, Denys), telecom conglomerates (France Telecom, Orange, SFR) and automotive industry (Renault, BMW). With her strong leadership skills and experience in management and communications she was able to oversee and give guidance to creative and technical teams and supervise press relations.
Anglélique Payet has also intervened in more diplomatic roles (conflict resolution and crisis management) at international level, especially for the Maghreb region and French-speaking African countries. Her skills and experience include the elaboration of possible scenarios, analyze the level of risk and implement potential crisis situations management tools.
As director of the French Tech Aix-Marseille, Angélique Payet obtained the confidence and recognition in her domain.
In 2015, she joined Sébastien Cauet’s (French TV and radio presenter) production group “Be Aware” as chief administrative officer.
Mr. Sandell became a Senior Advisor of Findercod in March 2006.
Thomas Sandell founded Sandell Asset Management in January 1998, of which he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Sandell Asset Management (counting approximately 50 people with offices in New York and London) manages Castlerigg Master Investments and other multi-strategy (including risk arb, event driven, equity special situations, credit) funds with approximately $1.0 bn assets under management (peaked at $8.0 bn), of which Thomas Sandell is a Co-Portfolio Manager.
Prior to founding Castlerigg, Mr. Sandell joined Bear Stearns & Co. in May 1989 to establish the proprietary international risk arbitrage operation and to serve as a senior analyst in domestic risk arbitrage. Thomas Sandell was a Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns & Co. and was second-in-command of the Risk Arbitrage department. He co-managed the effort with Mr. Barry Cohen, also a Senior Managing Director. Thomas Sandell has been involved in the securities industry since May 1986.
Thomas Sandell is a founding Board Member of The New Leader’s Group of the Institute of International Education, the administrator of the United States Government’s Fullbright Program. He is also a Trustee of Friends of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), a charity focused on supporting a variety of initiatives including disease, abuse and poverty afflicting children around the globe.
Thomas Sandell previously worked as a securities analyst for Atlantic Finance in Paris from May 1986 to May 1987 where he was primarily responsible for equity research on French equities. Thomas Sandell was subsequently head of equity research at Group Delphi in Paris.
Thomas Sandell received a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University in Sweden. Thomas Sandell also graduated from an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School in 1989.
A Swedish native, Thomas Sandell was at one time ranked as Sweden’s number two junior badminton player.
Gérard Worms became a Senior Advisor of Findercod in January 2014.
Gérard Worms is also currently the Vice Chairman of Rothschild Europe and a Senior Advisor of Rothschild & Cie. in Paris.
Prior to joining Rothschild in October 1995, Mr. Worms was Technical Advisor to the Minister of Industry, Olivier Guichard, and to the Prime Minister, Jacques Chaban-Delmas (1967-1971).
Then Mr. Worms served as Executive Vice-President of Hachette Group (1971-1980), Executive Vice-President of Rhône Poulenc in charge of Health & Fibers Division (1980-1983). Executive Vice President in charge of Industrial Affairs, Chairman of Banque Indosuez and Victoire insurances, Chairman and CEO of the Suez Group (1983-1995).
He is presently Honorary Chairman of National Technical Research Association (ANRT), Honorary Chairman of Rexecode, and Chairman of the French Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Mr. Worms is Commandeur of the Légion d’Honneur.
Mr. Worms graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (France) in 1957, and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in 1960.
Mr. Zorbibe has been a Senior Advisor of Findercod since November 2004.
Since 1999, he has been Managing Partner of Artemy, a French Company specialized in the trading of pieces of art, including operating an art gallery.
In 1998, Jean Zorbibe becomes the Executive Officer of Fauvel Développement, an investment entity active in the private equity and hedge fund areas.
Between 1975 and 1997, he was the owner and the Chief Executive Officer of Société des Magasins Lancel, which he ultimately sold to Group Richemont.
From 1970 to 1975, he was the CEO of Lancel Sogedi, a company which distributed products under the brand Lancel.
From 1956 to 1970, Mr. Zorbibe was Executive Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Industrielle de Plastique.
Mr. Zorbibe is a member of the Board of Société des Ventes de Deauville and of the Agence Française de Vente de Pur Sang. Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of a few other companies and Non Governmental Organizations, including Fondation Chantal Caray that helps underprivileged young children.
Born in 1930, Jean Zorbibe has a degree in Finance and Business Law.
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