FARAD Group appoints Philippe Barthélémy as new CEO
FARAD Group, independent international B2B services platform, has appointed Philippe Barthélemy as new CEO of the Group to further strengthen its core businesses (funds, asset management, insurance and green finance) and drive the Group to the new highs of its 2020 growth plan.
Barthélémy, joins from 99 Advisory where he held the position of Managing Director & Group Corporate Finance Leader. He brings almost 20 years of financial and entrepreneurial experience, accumulated both in France and Luxembourg, and will play a key role as FARAD Group strengthens its focus on global markets, and especially on its French business. Highly-skilled in private equity, strategy and corporate finance, Barthélémy has, throughout his career, led strategic shift of several traditional financial companies to future-oriented and socially responsible businesses.
He succeeds the Group Founder and major stakeholder Marco Caldana, 50, who has taken the lead as Head of Group Business Development to drive the group towards ever-greater success. Caldana says: “Philippe has been chosen for his unique ability to translate vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing together teams and opportunities to drive results and we are delighted to welcome him on board.”
In his new position, Philippe Barthélémy will move the companies of the group forward with the speed to capitalise on the opportunities in front while focusing on operational excellence
, industry expertise and outstanding quality.
Commenting on his new role, Barthélémy shares “Joining FARAD Group has been a very natural step for me. While it operates in very challenging markets that require constant focus on the ability to adapt, innovate and accelerate, the group has proven its forerunner capabilities.” He adds: “I am all the more thrilled to be given the opportunity to combine my experience in innovation and building businesses with my passion for impact investing. This field is irrevocably on the map and FARAD Group is uniquely poised and ready to scale.”