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 Laurence Monnier

Mrs. Monnier joined Ceres as a Senior Advisor in June 2023. In addition, Laurence will sit on the Investment Committee of Ceres.

Mrs. Monnier benefits from a deep knowledge and one of the longest experience in infrastructure debt both as principal and consultant. Laurence built the infrastructure private debt group at Aviva, one of the world largest insurers, and made it a leader in infrastructure private debt. At Ceres, Laurence will help set up the infrastructure, select and recruit the rest of the operational team, screen and structure projects.

Mrs. Monnier is also a Senior Advisor of Gira Strategic Finance, a UK merchant bank investing in green transition infrastructure. Mrs. Monnier is also a Director and Board Member of IRIS (Investment Researchers in Infrastructure Society) and EDHECInfra, a leading infrastructure research group within EDHEC business school.

In 2022, Mrs. Monnier left Aviva and started her own advisory firm 1PlanetInfra in the UK. With 1PlanetInfra, Mrs. Monnier advised the Banque Postale Asset Management Real Assets with the development of its infrastructure private debt group and sustainable debt investments.

From 2010 to 2022, Mrs. Monnier held various positions within Aviva Investors, the investment arm of the UK insurance company. Aviva is one of the 5 world leaders in infrastructure private debt deploying on average US$3bn per year and one of the earliest specialist investors.
From 2019 to 2022, Mrs. Monnier was Head of Quantitative Research and Real Assets where she built tools to measure the relative risk and returns across real assets (infrastructure, private debt, real estate) and optimize portfolio construction.
From 2016 to 2019, Mrs. Monnier was head of Strategy and Research for Alternative Income Solution (AIS) covering infrastructure, real estate debt, corporate and private debt and structure finance.
From 2010 to 2016, Mrs. Monnier was head of Infrastructure Debt, running all aspects from origination, structuring to executing transactions.

In 2010, Laurence was a Senior Credit Underwriter at Royal Bank of Scotland.

From 2008 to 2009, Mrs. Monnier was Managing Director of CRM Infrastructure and Public Finance at Depfa Bank.

From 2002 to 2008 Mr. Monnier held various positions at Fitch Ratings, including Head of Project Finance in the Infrastructure Group from 2007 to 2008, and Senior Director of Utilities and Project Finance EMEA from 2002 to 2007.

Prior to Fitch, Mrs. Monnier was Senior Director of CRM Leverage Finance Group at Deutsche Bank from 1996 to 2002.

Between 1992 and 1994, Mrs. Monnier was an Analyst at Moody’s Investor Service (MIS).

Mrs. Monnier graduated from Haute Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in France.

Mrs. Monnier is a Trustee and Member of the Finance and Fund-Raising Committee of Compaid, a non-profit helping vulnerable people to overcome the barriers of social, digital and economic exclusion.