The businessLaurent is the Chairman of the Five Capital Executive Committee. He has over 22 years of leadership in senior government (Office of the French President) and investment positions. He has served on the board and the managing committee of Caisse des Dépôts Group (CDC), a leading French public financial institution that manages assets of over €150 billion. Prior to Five Capital, he was instrumental in creating and growing CDC International Capital, a private equity fund dedicated to a direct co-investment strategy with leading Sovereign Wealth Funds and other international long-term investors and served as its Chairman and CEO. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of the Institutional Investors Roundtable, a 40+ members platform of cooperation between global asset owners, leading pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. He has a long-standing practice and expertise in very high-level dealings with emerging markets counterparts, notably in MENA, Russia (served 5 years on the Supervisory Board of the Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund) and China. He graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure – Ulm. Graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and is an alumnus of Harvard.