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SocGen appoints new head of infra in France

Hervé le Corre is to spearhead the bank’s PPP and concessions activities in France, taking over the role from the departing Julien Thureau. Le Corre has been part of the project finance team since 2006.

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SocGen CIB) has announced the appointment of Hervé le Corre as head of infrastructure project finance in France effective from August 8. 

Le Corre replaces Julien Thureau who, according to a statement from SocGen, has left to pursue other opportunities outside the bank. 

The role will see Le Corre head the French team in charge of advising and financing public-private partnerships or concessions for large infrastructure projects in transport – such as roads, railways, ports and airports – and the accommodation sector including schools, hospitals and public buildings. He will report to Matthew Vickerstaff, the bank’s global head of infrastructure and asset based finance, who is based in London.   

Le Corre joined the infrastructure project finance team at SocGen CIB in 2006, advising and arranging project financings in accommodation and transport. He started his career in 2002 in the French Treasury where he held several positions including in public housing financing and monitoring of savings funds. 

In January this year, Gavin Munro, who had led Soc Gen’s infrastructure project finance team in London for 10 years, was appointed head of the bank’s Asia Pacific infrastructure project finance team based in Hong Kong.