Jean-Francis DuschBoard Member
Jean-Francis has 30 years of international project and structured finance experience. He started his career at Bouygues Construction in 1992 in their International Finance Engineering Department. In 1998 he joined UBS in Zurich and London within their project finance department leading landmark European infrastructure, energy and telecoms projects. He then joined Citigroup and WestLB as Director in London and New York leading many “Deal of the Year” debt transactions.
Jean-Francis joined the Edmond de Rothschild Group in 2004 in London, as co-head and Global head of the Project Finance department advising Governments, private consortia and structuring in house private equity real assets funds.
In 2013, Jean-Francis was appointed Global Head of Edmond de Rothschild’s Infrastructure, Real Assets and Structured Finance department. This led to the successful development of the Benjamin de Rothschild Infrastructure Debt Generation platform which raised EUR 5 billion to date and is ranked consistently in the top 10 of the Global League Tables for Infra Debt asset managers. Key clients are a mix of institutions and private clients.
This led to Jean-Francis being appointed CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (UK) in 2017 and CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild (UK) Group in 2019 where he also had interim responsibility for the Private Merchant Bank activities.
Jean-Francis graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris in 1992 and has a law degree from the Law University Paris II.