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Jul. 2022
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LBO France, a multi-specialist investment platform, strengthens its ESG and Investor Relations expertise

LBO France, a multi-specialist investment platform, strengthens its ESG and Investor Relations expertise

Paris, July 12, 2022 – LBO France strengthens its ESG and Investor Relations teams with the arrival of Stanislas de Kertanguy as Head of ESG and Feng Zhao as Managing Director in the Investor Relations team.

ESG and climate, a strategic priority

The recruitment of Stanislas de Kertanguy is in line with the consolidation and acceleration of LBO France’s focus on ESG and climate.

Stanislas de Kertanguy has nearly 13 years of experience in ESG, climate and sustainable finance, including 11 years at PwC France in the Sustainable Development department. He has assisted several investment funds as well as major French institutions in their CSR and climate strategies and conducted numerous due diligences on the subject. He has also led several ESG training courses offered to France Invest members and participated in the writing of methodological guides on sustainable finance. Stanislas has also advised leading listed companies on ESG and climate change communication with their investors. Stanislas is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and of the University Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris VI.

Reporting directly to the new CEO, Stanislas de Kertanguy will be responsible for supporting the teams in the implementation of the ESG, climate and Impact roadmaps so that these themes permeate all of the platform’s activities. He will be particularly involved in the implementation of the Newstone Impact Fund, dedicated to real estate and construction start-ups, which is positioned on three specific themes: energy and environmental transition, inclusiveness and urbanization, and sustainable infrastructure.

I am very pleased to welcome Stanislas de Kertanguy to LBO France. A pioneer in ESG, LBO France is one of the founding members of the international climate initiative and one of the first signatories of the France Invest charter for parity. With the support of Stanislas de Kertanguy, we will continue to accelerate our work on ESG and climate change, two issues that are at the heart of my strategic priorities” says Stéphanie Casciola, CEO of LBO France.

Strengthening relationship with international investors

 In order to pursue its geographic expansion strategy and consolidate its foreign investor base, LBO France is also recruiting Feng Zhao to the Investor Relations team. Feng Zhao has been involved in cross border transactions for 6 years, working on the establishment of European companies in China. Previously, Feng Zhao worked for the Edmond de Rothschild Group in China, in Private Equity and Asset Management divisions. He graduated from Shanghai International Studies University and holds a Master of Business from ISG in Paris, France.  With 12 years of transaction experience in Europe and China, including 8 years in Private Equity, Feng Zhao will support the development of relationships with foreign investors, particularly in Asia, reporting to Sophie Chateau, Partner in charge of Investor Relations.

I am delighted that Feng Zhao is joining the Investor Relations team. Based in Luxembourg, Feng will help us expand our investor base in Europe and consolidate the relationships we have established with Asian investors to support our geographic expansion strategy” said Sophie Chateau, Partner in charge of Investor Relations.