Generali Global Infrastructure Team
Our team draws on decades of combined experience and expertise and is a recognised infrastructure team in Europe.
Dedication, specialization, integrity and professionalism are the core values that define us and that we always put at the service of our investors.
Before founding Generali Global Infrastructure in 2018, Philippe co-founded in 2012 BlackRock's infrastructure debt platform, together with Gilles Lengaigne and co-led it between 2012 and 2016.
Philippe Benaroya started his career in finance in 1994 within the Project Finance department of the French Savings Banks (now called BPCE). He then moved to London to join the Project Finance advisory team at Schroders, working there from 1997 to 1999. In 2000, Philippe played a key role in the expansion of the Infrastructure Business of Financial Security Assurance, at the time a fully owned subsidiary of Dexia.
In 2009, Philippe set up Arcadium with Gilles Lengaigne and two other colleagues, with a view to develop an infrastructure debt asset management business. This initiative led to Gilles’ and Philippe’s move to Blackstone GSO, where Philippe became Co-Head of Infrastructure Debt.
Philippe graduated in 1994 as a civil engineer at École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Alban de La Selle
Alban started his career in 1994 in London in the Project Finance department of Hill Samuel Bank before joining Dexia Credit Local in 1997 as Vice-President and Global Head of Energy. In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Head of Project Finance for the Americas at Dexia Credit Local in New York. He strengthened Dexia's technical expertise and visibility on the North American market.
In 2005, Alban became CEO, Head of the Canadian Banking Activities at Dexia Credit Local in Montreal where he built a new banking practice from scratch for Dexia in Canada.
From 2010 to 2012, Alban de La Selle returned to Dexia Credit Local in New York as Managing Director, Head of Public and Wholesale Banking. He was responsible for all business development and structuring activities including project finance, M&A, advisory, public finance and real estate finance.
In 2012, he joined Energy Pool, a Schneider Electric start-up, as Head of International Business Development and deputy CEO where he developed the business, and structured and negotiated partnerships with utilities and government authorities for the development of Virtual Power Plants.
Alban de La Selle has a Master’s degree in Finance from EM Lyon and a Master’s degree in economics from Université Paris II Assas.
Gilles has spent the last ten years developing infrastructure investments platforms in Europe, having most notably co-founded the BlackRock infrastructure debt platform. Gilles started his career in the project finance division of Société Générale in London, before joining the infrastructure finance group of Financial Security Assurance (in London, Paris and New York).
Gilles has a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School.
In 2020, he joined AXA IM Real Assets as a fund finance and controlling manager. He was working on the finance oversight of a significant stake of the Fund’s new acquisitions, standing investments and development projects across Europe.
In March 2021, Moncef joined Generali Global Infrastructure as Portfolio Manager and Middle Officer.
Moncef is a graduate from ESTP school in Civil Engineering and Real Estate.
In 2021, Rabii joined Generali Global Infrastructure as Funds Operations Associate within the Operation team.
Rabii graduated from University Pantheon Sorbonne Paris with a Master’s degree in banking and finance.
After two years as a senior advisor with an NGO dedicated to the entrepreneurship of young people in the slums of south west Asia, Dominique joined the online investment platform LITA as a member of the investment board. He then co-founded the asset management start-up AlphaGEM in 2018 which specialises in fixed income strategies in the emerging markets.
Dominique is also a business advisor with the private equity fund Angelor, focused on eco-innovative companies in the energy and environmental sectors.
In 2019 he joined Generali Global Infrastructure as Chief Operating Officer.
Dominique is a graduate of Edhec Business School.
Yassine joined Generali Global Infrastructure in 2020 as Portfolio Operations Officer.
Yassine graduated with a Master's degree in Finance from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Valérie joined Montpensier Finance in 2000 as an office manager/middle office. She worked alongside the administrative and legal departments.
In 2004, she joined Exela technologies as an executive assistant for the sales and marketing department. Valérie was also the link between the different departments of the company (national and international) and the marketing providers.
In 2018, Valérie joined Generali Global Infrastructure as Office Manager.
In 2015, Jeanne first joined Groupe ADP in the sustainable development department, where she was in charge of the company's energy and sustainable mobility policy, the definition and roll-out of the carbon neutrality roadmap, and the transversal steering of the energy management system. In 2019, she became Head of Energy and Environmental Services where she was responsible for operations, maintenance, assets management and long-term infrastructure development for energy and water supply, wastewater and rainwater management, waste management and roadways.
Jeanne joined Generali Global Infrastructure in 2021 as Head of Sustainability.
Jeanne holds a degree from ESCP Business School, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA), and the École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques.
Investor Relations & Client Service
In 2006, she became Head of Business Support at BlackRock IM in Paris where she and her team were in charge of supporting BlackRock’s French retail and institutional investors.
In 2015, she joined TIKEHAU Investment Management as Head of Client Service. There, she implemented and managed the client service team covering all clients of Tikehau IM invested in the company’s areas of expertise (private debt, real estate, private equity, and liquid strategies). In 2019, she became Head of Data Quality.
Samiye Durmaz joined Generali Global Infrastructure in April 2021 as Head of Client Service.
Samiye holds a Master’s degree in Finance from IUP in Caen and studied Economics at University of Orléans.
In 2018, he joined ODDO BHF AM, as an RFP analyst for all listed products .
In 2021, Amaury joined Generali Global Infrastructure as an RFP Manager within the Investors Relations team.
Amaury is graduated in Management & Business Administration from IESEG School of Management and holds a master’s degree in finance.
Stefania joined AXA IM in 2008 in the Global Business Development division where she led a number of investment proposals for institutional and retail investors worldwide across the spectrum of the AXA IM product range in French, English and Italian. In 2012 Stefania joined the Product Specialist team and was responsible for supporting institutional investors in Italy, Benelux and Asia before joining the AXA IM Real Assets division as a senior specialist investor relations. In this role, she was responsible for the implementation and development of the real asset’s team’s capital raising strategies with a focus mainly on Italy, Spain, Switzerland and France.
Stefania Pisu joined Generali Global Infrastructure in 2019 as Specialist Investor Relations Director.
Stefania is a graduate of University of Cagliari in Political Sciences and International Relations.
Risk & Compliance
In 2020, she joined the consulting firm AGAMA where she worked for asset managers on internal procedures control and risk mapping missions. Justine joined Generali Global Infrastructure in March 2021 as Compliance and Internal Control Officer.
Justine is a graduate of La Sorbonne Université in Paris.
In 2003, Stéphane joined Desdner Kleinwort where he was a sell-side credit analyst. He worked closely with the sales, trading, and DCM departments to ensure that investor and issuer objectives were met.
In 2007, he became Head of European Credit Research at Financial Security Assurance in London where he worked closely with the origination team to identify underwriting targets, assess their credit profiles and design structures and covenants in line with FSA underwriting criteria.
Stéphane joined Fitch Ratings in 2010 as a regional credit officer, and then Head of Transport and WBS infrastructure from 2015 and Head of Alternative Infrastructure and Criteria from 2018.
Stéphane Buemi joined Generali Global Infrastructure in 2019 as Chief Risk Officer.
Stéphane is a graduate of the European Business School in London and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, now part of University College London. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst with the CFA Institute.
Ahlam joined Generali Group in 2015 as a compliance & AML officer for asset management activities of Generali Investments in France. She started her career in 2007 at REED Business Information before joining Société Générale in 2012. She then worked as a compliance officer at Crédit Mutuel Arkea and HSBC AM between 2012 and 2015.
Ahlam is a graduate of the Sorbonne Paris Nord in Risk management and Paris-Dauphine University in Compliance and is a holder of the RCCI license issued by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
In 2021, Georgios joined Generali Global Infrastructure as a vice-president within the investment team.
Georgios is a graduate engineer of École des Ponts ParisTech and the National Technical University of Athens and holds a Master’s degree in infrastructure project finance.
In 2019, he joined VINCI Concessions in Paris as a junior project manager. Julien worked on the construction, review and optimization of financial models for several large-scale acquisition projects, notably in the airport sector.
Julien joined Generali Global Infrastructure in September 2020 as an analyst before becoming an associate in March 2021.
Julien is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and HEC with a Master’s degree in Corporate Management and Public Affairs.
In 2018, she joined Société Générale as a project finance analyst in the energy and infrastructure sector in Milan.
There she worked on important transactions for the Italian energy and telecom infrastructure markets, such as the structuring and financing of the largest fiber network in Europe and the acquisition financing of the third-largest photovoltaic operator in Europe.
In May 2021, she joined Generali Global Infrastructure as an associate in the investment team.
Marie is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
She then joined Alstom as an investor relations manager, where her role involved preparing the group’s quarterly publications for financial markets, answering analysts’ and investors’ requirements and assisting senior management with investor roadshows.
In 2015, Anouch joined Vinci Concessions as a Structured Finance Manager, responsible for all financial aspects of bid preparation, fund raising and tender submissions for road and airport concession projects.
After 3 years with Vinci, she then joined Agence Française de Développement, where she worked as a portfolio manager focusing on project finance in French overseas territories, health sector companies and investment funds and banks in emerging markets.
Anouch joined Generali Global Infrastructure as Portfolio Manager in 2021.
Anouch is a graduate of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Sciences Po Paris, and the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
In 2021 Pierre-Alexandre joined Generali Global Infrastructure as an associate within the investment team.
Pierre-Alexandre is a graduate engineer of CentraleSupélec and holds a Master in Management from ESCP Business School.
In 2007, following further studies, he joined Bayerische Landesbank New York branch as an associate in their project finance department, with investment and portfolio management responsibilities across the US and Latin American markets, covering transactions in renewables, energy, and transportation.
Sacha moved to BNP Paribas CIB in London in 2010, joining the infrastructure team as an associate with responsibility for the execution of debt financing and advisory mandates, primarily related to acquisition financing of infrastructure corporates, and project financings in the European market.
In 2013, Sacha joined and was subsequently promoted to heading the renewable energy project finance team as an executive director at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in London, where he implemented the bank's growth strategy in the renewable energy sector for the EMEA region and grew SMBC's market position as a lender and financial adviser within the sector.
Sacha joined Generali Global Infrastructure in 2018 and is a managing director within the investment team.
Sacha is a graduate of the University of York (BA) and has a Master’s degree in International Finance & Policy from Columbia University (MIA), and is a CFA® charterholder.
In 2006-2017, Jaime worked as an investment director at EISER, an independent infrastructure equity fund manager (initially part of ABN Amro) in London, becoming a partner in 2010. He originated and managed investments in gas and electricity networks, renewable energy and transportation. In 2017, Jaime moved from EISER to 3i Investments where he worked for 18 months as a senior advisor on the origination, execution and asset management of investments for 3i’s infrastructure funds. In 2019 he worked briefly as an independent consultant for Brookfield Infrastructure UK Limited on the strategic, commercial and financial analysis of several assets in the Spanish infrastructure sector.
In 2019, Jaime Héctor joined Generali Global Infrastructure first as an investment consultant then in 2020 as Managing Director, leading the equity investment activity.
Jaime is a graduate in Aeronautical Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Madrid and has a Master's degree in Business Administration by IESE, University of Navarra.
In 2013, Francesco joined EY’s Corporate Finance Advisory department as an associate, focusing on infrastructure debt and rating advisory. In October 2018, Francesco became Director and Co-Head of EY’s Infrastructure Financing Advisory Team.
Francesco Cauli joined Generali Global Infrastructure in October 2018 as an investment director.
Francesco holds a Master's degree in Economics and Environmental Management from Bocconi University in Milan and a degree in Political Sciences and International Relations from Università degli Studi di Milano.
Nicolas joined the investment team of Generali Global Infrastructure in 2018.
Nicolas is a graduate of École des Mines de Saint Étienne as an Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in finance from IAE Saint-Étienne.
Garbiñe Unda Barturen
Garbiñe joined Generali Global Infrastructure in 2018 as an investment associate and since March 2021, she is Vice President in the Infrastructure Debt team.
Garbiñe holds a degree in Business Administration from Deusto Business School (Bilbao, Spain).
Julia joined Generali Global Infrastructure in 2019 as an analyst in the energy, utilities, transportation, and telecommunications sectors.
Julia is a graduate of the University of Paris Dauphine with a Master’s degree in Corporate & Investment Banking.