Mr. Jean Raby is a Partner at Astorg, a Pan-European private equity firm, which he joined in May 2022. Immediately prior to joining Astorg, Mr. Raby was the Co-CEO of Odyssey Acquisition and a Sponsor Principal; Odyssey Acquisition was a special purpose acquisition company listed in Amsterdam in July 2021 that merged with Benevolent AI in April 2022. Mr. Raby is the former CEO of Natixis Investment Managers and a former member of the Senior Management Committee of Natixis.
Mr. Raby started his career as a corporate lawyer with the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (1989-1992) and in Paris (1992-1996). He then spent 16 years in various roles with increasing responsibilities within the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Paris, where in 2004 he became a Partner and CEO of the division for France, Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2006, Mr. Raby became co-head of the Goldman Sachs's Paris office before becoming Co-CEO of Goldman Sachs in Russia in 2011. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Raby was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial and Legal Officer of Alcatel-Lucent. In 2016 and before joining Natixis in 2017, Mr. Raby was appointed CFO of SFR.
Mr. Raby holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Université Laval, an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School.