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Thierry Déau founded Meridiam in 2005 with the belief that the alignment of interests between the public and private sector can provide critical solutions to the collective needs of communities. He is currently Meridiam’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, as well as its main shareholder, along with several members of the team.
Prior to Meridiam, he worked for France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he held several positions with its engineering and development subsidiary Egis Projects, moving up from project manager, then director for concession projects to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2001. In addition to being in charge of international operations for the Egis Group executive committee and serving on its risk management committee, Thierry was a member of some of the boards or the chairman of several subsidiaries.
Thierry graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering school in Paris and began his career in Malaysia with the construction firm of GTM International. Thierry is currently Chairman of the Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA), a board member of Fondation des Ponts, a member of the Investment Committee of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), Co-chair of the CEO board for transformational projects and capacity building at the World Economic Forum and Chairman of Archery fund for Inclusive Leadership.