A Hybrid Event dedicated to the entire global Infrastructure value chain


Thierry DEAU

Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam Chairman, Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) Chairman, Finance for Tomorrow

Thierry Déau is Meridiam’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He founded Meridiam in 2005, with the belief that the alignement of interests between the public and private sector can provide critical solutions to the collective needs of communities. Meridiam is an independent investment firm, recently transformed into a French Benefit Corporation, specializing in the development, financing, and management of long-term and sustainable infrastructure projects. Managing €8 Billion of assets, the firm has to date more than 80 projects under development, construction or in operation.

Prior to Meridiam, Thierry worked for France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he held several positions with its engineering and development subsidiary Egis Projects, moving up from project manager, then director for concession projects to his appointment as chief Executive Officer in 2001.

Thierry is currently Chairman of the Long Term Infrastructure Association (LTIIA), a board member of Fondation des Ponts, a member of the Investment Committee of the European Fund for Strategic Investment, Chairman of Archery for Inclusive Leadership and founder of Africa Infrastructure fellowship program Foundation (AIFP Foundation), founding member of the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) of the World Economic Forum a member of Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Council for the Commonwealth and President of Finance for Tomorrow, the branch of Paris Europlace promoting green and sustainable finance on an international level.

Thierry Déau graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering School.

Meridiam is a founding member of the Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA), a 30 member strong association with some of the biggest institutional investors worldwide such as CalSTRS from the US, Allianz Global Investors from Germany, Amundi from France and the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan. The LTIIA is chaired by Thierry Déau.

Prior to founding Meridiam, Thierry Déau was the CEO of Egis Projects, a leading international project developer and operator and subsidiary of the French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), whose activities encompass the design, financing, construction and operation of transport projects. He held the position of CEO of Egis Projects for the last three years of his ten-year Egis career.

Thierry Déau is currently a member of the Trilateral Commission and the International Council of the Global Leadership Foundation, an Investment Committee member for the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), a board member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Transformational Projects, a board member of Fondation des Ponts and a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.

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