François Gaudet is Senior Lending Officer in the Infrastructure division of the Equity, New Products and Special Transactions department of the European Investment Bank since 2014. His work focuses on the development of innovative financing solutions for the infrastructure space with an emphasis on the transport and energy sectors. He is leading EIB’s effort on the Green Shipping Guarantee programme supported by the European Commission.
Between 2011 and 2014, he was Principal Advisor at the European PPP Expertise Centre also part of the EIB where he advised public authorities on different aspects of PPP infrastructure projects and policies.
Before joining EPEC, he was a Senior Banker in the municipal and environmental infrastructure team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London and Ukraine where he focused on private sector transactions, both equity and debt. Prior to joining EBRD, Mr Gaudet worked at JP Morgan Chase Private Equity Asia where he was part of a management team restructuring an investment in the telecom sector in Asia. Mr. Gaudet has a wide experience in mergers and acquisitions, structured finance and regulated industries acquired both through his former legal practice and banking work.