After several months of intensive head-hunting, we are delighted to announce that two new Directors, Christophe Péron, from HSBC Hong Kong, and Julien Curtet, from McKinsey & Company Paris, have joined the Index-Asia team alongside the Founding Directors as of Monday the 3rd of September.
Christophe’s expertise in project finance and the infrastructure space in Asia combined with Julien’s extensive experience in strategic and financial advisory will strengthen Index-Asia’s current momentum in our ambition to become the leading financial advisory boutique for the mid-market segment in Southeast Asia.
Christophe and Julien’s primary target will be to expand Index-Asia’s ASEAN geographic footprint into Vietnam. Like the Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, where Index has executed deals, Vietnam is a country where small and middle-sized companies are not serviced by international investment banks, although representing a sizeable area of growth and generating interest from private equity funds and global corporates. Impact, one of the four core values promoted by Index-Asia, was the key driver for Julien Curtet to join: “We can contribute to the development of Vietnam by structuring projects in impactful industries such as renewable energy, infrastructure, healthcare or education, which basically would not have access to global financing without Index-Asia”.
We are very happy and proud to welcome Christophe and Julien!
Following Christophe and Julien’s appointment, we have already started to take advantage of their comprehensive experience acquired from HSBC and McKinsey & Company and turned those into some instant improvements in terms of corporate governance, deal execution, technical expertise or networking abilities.
After reaching the USD100m threshold in transaction value since creation, Index-Asia’ next key objective is to reach USD500m of transaction value per year by 2020.
Christophe has a background in project finance and financial advisory with a solid understanding of the infrastructure space in Asia. After obtaining a master’s degree in Managerial and Financial Economics from HEC Paris, Christophe started his professional career at HSBC where he worked in project finance in the Hong Kong team and M&A in the Paris team. Christophe’s key ambition is to further strengthen Index-Asia’s expertise and credentials in the infrastructure and consumer sectors (debt & equity advisory) across Southeast Asia.
Julien’s expertise spans across strategic and financial advisory with specific knowledge in industries such as transport & logistics and advanced industries (including electronics and aerospace). After a master’s degree in Managerial and Financial Economics from HEC Paris, Julien started his career at McKinsey & Company where he worked with major organizations in Europe and Africa on their strategic agenda. Julien is determined to help Index-Asia become the #1 boutique in Southeast Asia by focusing on booming sectors in the region such as renewable energy, infrastructure (transport, travel) or healthcare.