• 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, the group's lead holding 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

    Chairman

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    Alexandre de Rothschild

    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 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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    Nigel Higgins

    Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

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    Marc-Olivier Laurent

    Managing Partner

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    Robert Leitão

    Managing Partner

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    Olivier Pécoux

    Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

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    Nigel Higgins

    Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

    Nigel Higgins joined the Rothschild & Co group in 1982 at N M Rothschild & Sons Limited in London. During his 35-year career with the Group, Nigel has advised a broad range of international corporate clients on strategic M&A and equity financings. He has also undertaken a wide variety of privatisations and other government assignments principally in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Denmark.

    Since the mid-1990s he has held a number of senior positions within the group, including as Head of TMT and Co-Head of Global Financial Advisory. He is currently Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co Gestion and has been Co-Chairman of the Group Executive Committee since 2010.  

    Nigel is a graduate from Oxford University. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Tetra Laval Group, a member of the Trilateral Commission and Chairman of Sadlers Wells in London.

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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 Laurent joined Rothschild 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, 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

    Robert Leitão is Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co Gestion, and Head of Rothschild Global Advisory worldwide.

    Mr Leitão was named Head of Rothschild Global Advisory in 2013. As a senior Mergers & Acquisitions banker and capital markets expert, during his 20 year career with Rothschild & Co, Robert has advised clients on more than 200 transactions across a broad range of sectors around the world.

    Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, Robert was a Director at Morgan Grenfell & Co. Limited. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (KPMG).

    He has a degree in Engineering from Imperial College, London.

    He is an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Manchester United plc, and Chairman of the Pennies Foundation.

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    Olivier Pécoux

    Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

    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 and Co-Head of European Investment Banking.

    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 & Cie Banque in France. He is also Co-Chairman of the Rothschild & Co Global Executive Committee.  

    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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  • The Group Executive Committee

     

    The Group Executive Committee (GEC), whose members are the most senior corporate officers of the group 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 Managing Partners and Deputy Chairman, so that Rothschild & Co ensures its proper implementation across the group.


    Chaired by Nigel Higgins and Olivier Pécoux, the GEC comprises:

  • Paul Barry
    Group Human Resources Director

    Mark Crump
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Richard Martin
    Chief Operating Officer of Wealth Management & Trust

    Alain Massiera
    Head of Private Wealth (France) 

  • Bruno Pfister
    Chairman of Wealth Management & Trust

    Gary Powell
    Head of Group Strategy and Corporate Development 

    Jonathan Westcott
    Group Head of Legal & Compliance