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Operis appoint Foucaud as Director in Advisory team


Thursday 1stOctober 2020 - for immediate release

Operis appoint Foucaud as Director in Advisory team

Operis, a leading advisor in project and infrastructure finance, has appointed Jerome Foucaud as a Director in the Advisory Team with a special focus on Digital Infrastructure and Energy Transition.

Jerome joins from TradeRisks where he advised on fibre network financings and energy from waste projects.

He started his career in international business development at France Télécom, then joined Royal Bank of Scotland where he spent nine years specialising in infrastructure, project finance and asset finance. Jerome also has extensive financial modelling experience and led several worldwide training initiatives at RBS.

He has worked on both lending and advisory mandates covering a wide range of industries from renewables to transport infrastructure while always keeping a strong focus on telecoms, media and technology.

Jerome said: "It's an exciting time to be joining Operis as they are strengthening their advisory franchise, which is backed up by strong support from their world-class modelling team."

Jerome holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon Business School and is a CFA Charterholder. He is fluent in French, English and German.

Erwan Fournis,Operis Head of Advisory, said: "We are delighted to welcome Jerome to Operis. He adds to our developing Energy Transition expertise as well as bringing some Digital Infrastructure experience, two sectors of strategic importance for Operis. In addition to his advisory experience, his experience in a major European communications company doing M&A and as a lending banker will give us enhanced insight into how corporate promoters and banks approach projects.  He is well regarded in the market, and clients have told me they are looking forward to working with him."



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About Operis

Operis is a leading advisor in project and infrastructure finance, globally renowned for its financial modelling and auditing expertise, and well known in Europe for its financial structuring advice. The firm has been mandated by leading investment banks, infrastructure funds, bond arrangers and guarantor bodies around the world. This experience spans all infrastructure and energy sectors and covers over 1,150 projects and other funded transactions worldwide.

The firm has its origins as a specialist in the financial modelling of project finance transactions.  That expertise remains a distinctive strength and over time, Operis's activities have widened to cover a full portfolio of project finance related services including financial advice, model audit, financial modelling training and financial modelling software.

Operis works by forging long term close and collaborative partnerships with clients so it can bring the maximum rigour and clarity to their projects, whilst ensuring they are always able to meet their timetables.  This enables it to provide reassurance to funders and project managers, thus achieving effective and productive results for all parties. Its approach is to provide expert and personal attention that only an independent firm can deliver.