Olivier de Guerre
Chairman and CEO
Olivier de Guerre is a graduate of ESSEC and the University of Nanterre (Economics). He receieved a degree in Urban Planning from the École des Ponts et Chaussées. He has extensive experience in asset management, especially with Indosuez and Credit Suisse. Considering that investors have a real responsibility through their investments, he created Phitrust in 2003 to provide families, institutions and foundations with responsible investment strategies in listed and unlisted equities. He is a director of the Finansol association and Admical in France and the Alain and Marie Philippson Foundation in Belgium.
Director of Investment
A graduate of Néoma Business School, Xavier Thauron was initially responsible for a portfolio of SMEs at Bred, before being appointed director of participation and then director of the capital development subsidiary of Banques Populaires. He then created the Risks Department of Natixis Private Equity and developed an original strategy of venture philanthropy. With 5 years of experience in banking and 25 years in private equity, Xavier Thauron is a specialist in financing SMEs, mainly in equity, setting up and monitoring of investments, decision making committees and monitoring risks and valuations of diversified portfolios, with a particular focus on responsible investing. He was a member of the Phitrust Partenaires Investment Committee from 2008 to 2015. He chairs the IDF Capital Investment Committee, is a member of the IDF Active Committee, a founding member of the ESG and Regional Action Commissions and the Impact Club of Afic.
Davina MacPhail holds a master's degree in Development from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, a master's degree in Chinese from INALCO and a degree in Political Science from the Sorbonne. She worked on microfinance projects in India and France (Adie), before working for 4 years in investment banking (Citigroup and HSBC) in France, London and Taiwan. Before joining Phitrust Partenaires, she spent 4 years with a Cambodian social enterprise (from the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak), where she was in charge of investor relations and the company's development strategy. At Phitrust Partenaires, she manages the monitoring of investments, the development of the portfolio and the relations with the European networks of impact investing.
Paul Marouzé graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from Concordia University (Montreal). After studying in Canada and an internship in Medellin, Colombia, he completed a master's degree in Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship in Madrid. He then completed an internship in Equity Research at Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) at Natixis in Paris, and joined Phitrust in January 2017 as an ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) analyst.
A graduate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain, Xavier Declève is married and has three sons. After an internship at the European Commission, he spent most of his career in the banking sector in Belgium. He has held various positions in asset management, corporate finance and private banking. After having been Director General in charge of Wealth Management then Key Clients activity at BNP Paribas Fortis, he ceased his professional activity in 2013. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of various companies and non-profit organisations and represents Phitrust Partenaires in Belgium. This role has two dimensions: to find new investors to broaden Phitrust Partenaires' portfolio and to identify Belgian companies seeking to develop within the logic of Impact First.
Henri de Reboul
A graduate of HEC, Henri de Reboul has been a business consultant, an entrepreneur and also a development programme manager. From 1984 to 2001, he created and led an organisation supporting urban and rural development projects in Vietnam. From 2002 to 2012, he directed and developed IMS - Entreprendre pour la Cité, an organisation that supports companies in their inclusive and socially responsible initiatives. After collaborating with Phitrust Partenaires since 2009 as a member of the Investment Committee, Henri created Phitrust Asia in 2013. Based in Thailand, he develops the activities of this social investment vehicle with a local network of incubators and social entrepreneurs.
Olivier Gil holds a degree in Economics and a master's degree in Geopolitics. After internships in journalism at the Courrier du Parlement and at Alternatives économiques, he joined the Reporters d'Espoirs association in 2012 to carry out tasks in communication and project management for event projects. He joined Phitrust in 2016 as a Communications Officer.