• Our name Rothschild & Co encapsulates the idea of true partnership between the leadership and teams in the group. This is reflected in the way the group is governed.

  • The Managing Partner

    Rothschild & Co Gestion is the Managing Partner (Gérant) of Rothschild & Co, responsible for the overall management of the Company. 

    This includes, among other things, establishing the strategic direction of the business, supervising the accounting and financial information, and directing the internal control framework for Rothschild & Co and the Group entities on a consolidated basis.

    The Managing Partner relies on the Management Board (Conseil de Gérance) to fulfil its role.

    The Management Board comprises:

  • Managing Partners

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    Alexandre de Rothschild

    Executive Chairman

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    Alexandre de Rothschild

    Executive Chairman

    Alexandre de Rothschild joined the Rothschild & Co group in 2008 to focus primarily on the establishment of the Merchant Banking division. Before joining the group, Alexandre gained substantial experience in investment banking and private equity in New York and London with Bear Stearns and Bank of America respectively.

    Since 2011 Alexandre has been a member of the Group Executive Committee. He was appointed a General Partner of Rothschild & Cie Banque  (the former name of Rothschild Martin Maurel) and Rothschild & Cie in Paris in 2013 and is also member of several boards within the Rothschild & Co group. In 2014, Alexandre joined the management board of Rothschild & Co Gestion, and he became its Executive Deputy Chairman in March 2017. Since 17 May 2018 he is the Executive Chairman of Rothschild & Co Gestion.

     

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    Marc-Olivier Laurent

    Managing Partner

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    Robert Leitão

    Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

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    Olivier Pécoux

    Managing Partner

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    François Pérol

    Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

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    Marc-Olivier Laurent

    Managing Partner

    Marc-Olivier Laurent is Head of Rothschild Merchant Banking at Rothschild & Co, Chairman of the Investment Committees of each of the private debt and private equity funds of Merchant Banking and, since 2016, Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co Gestion. Marc-Olivier joined Rothschild & Co in 1993 as a Managing Director and became a Partner in 1995.  At the same time, he served as a member of the Management Board of the investment arm of Rothschild & Co (formerly Paris Orléans), the group's holding company.

    Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, he headed the M&A, Corporate Finance and Equity division of Crédit Commercial de France from 1984 to 1993. Between 1978 and 1984, Marc-Olivier was Investment Officer with the pioneer French development capital firm Institut de Développement Industriel (IDI).

    Marc-Olivier graduated from the HEC School of Management and holds a PhD in African Social Anthropology from the Université Paris Sorbonne.

    Marc-Olivier currently sits on the boards of Socotec, Inea and Caravelle.  Prior board appointments include Paprec, Manutan and Paris Orléans.

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    Robert Leitão

    Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

    Robert Leitão is Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co Gestion, Co-Chairman of the Group Executive Committee, and Head of Rothschild Global Advisory worldwide.

    Since joining Rothschild & Co as a Director in 1998, Robert was appointed Managing Director in 2000, UK Head of Mergers and Acquisitions in 2001, Head of UK Global Advisory in 2008, and has been a member of the Group Executive Committee since 2010. He was appointed Head of Global Advisory, worldwide, in 2013, and a Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co in 2016

    Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, he was a Director and UK Head of M&A at Morgan Grenfell & Co. Limited. He graduated with a degree in Engineering from Imperial College London in 1984, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1987.

    He is an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Manchester United plc, and Chairman of the Trustees of the not-for-profit digital charity box, Pennies Foundation.

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    Olivier Pécoux

    Managing Partner

    Olivier Pécoux joined the Rothschild & Co group in 1991 at Rothschild & Cie in Paris. He has held a number of senior positions within the group, including Co-Head of the group's Healthcare advisory practice, Co-Head of European Investment Banking, and Co-Chairman of the Group Executive Committee.

    During his time in the firm, Olivier Pécoux has advised a broad range of clients across sectors and geographies on some of the most complicated transactions. Olivier is currently Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co Gestion, Chairman of Rothschild Global Advisory and General Partner ('Associé-Gérant') of Rothschild Martin Maurel and of Rothschild & Cie in France. 

    Olivier Pécoux is a graduate from the Paris Institute of Political Science ("Sciences Po"). He is also on the Board of Directors at Essilor International.

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    François Pérol

    Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

    A graduate of the HEC School of Management and of the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po), as well as a former student at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), school for high-flying civil servants, François Pérol began his career in 1990 as an auditor, in the General Inspectorate of Finance. Between 1994 and 2001, he held different responsibilities within the French Treasury before being appointed deputy Chief of Staff to Francis Mer, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry in the French Government in 2002. He remained in this position in 2004 when Nicolas Sarkozy was appointed Ministre d'Etat, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry. He joined Rothschild & Co for the first time in 2005, as a General Partner of Rothschild & Cie.

    In May 2007, François Pérol was appointed deputy Secretary General at the Presidency of the French Republic, in charge of economic issues.

    In August 2009, he became President of the Management Board of Groupe BPCE, born out of the merger between Caisse Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne and Banque Fédérale des Banques Populaires.

    In September 2018, François Pérol was appointed Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co Gestion, Co-Chairman of the Group Executive Committee of Rothschild & Co, and General Partner (“Associé Gérant”) of Rothschild & Cie Banque in France and of Rothschild Martin Maurel.

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  • The Group Executive Committee

    The Group Executive Committee (GEC), whose members are the most senior corporate officers of the group's business and support divisions, is the senior executive committee at Rothschild & Co. In its role, the GEC participates in the overall management and the definition of the strategy of the group by Rothschild & Co, represented by the Executive Chairman and Managing Partners, so that Rothschild & Co ensures its proper implementation across the group.

    Chaired by Robert Leitão and François Pérol, the GEC comprises:

  • Paul Barry
    Group Human Resources Director 

    Grégoire Chertok
    Head of Global Advisory, France & Deputy Head, Global Advisory

    Mark Crump
    Group Chief Financial Officer & Group Chief Operating Officer

    Laurent Gagnebin
    Head of Rothschild Bank AG & Co-Head, Wealth Management & Trust

    Javed Khan
    Deputy Head of Merchant Banking

    Marc-Olivier Laurent
    Managing Partner & Head of Merchant Banking

  • Alain Massiera
    Head of France Wealth and Asset Management

    Jimmy Neissa
    Head of Rothschild & Co, North America & Deputy Head, Global Advisory 

    Gary Powell
    Executive Chairman of Wealth Management & Trust 

    Martin Reitz
    Head of Global Advisory, German Speaking Countries & Deputy Head, Global Advisory 

    Helen Watson
    Head of Wealth Management, UK & Co-Head, Wealth Management & Trust 

    Jonathan Westcott
    Group Head of Legal & Compliance