Jean Raby

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
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Appointment to the Board
April 2022. 

Experience and expertise
Jean 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-chief executive officer 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 chief executive officer 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 chief executive officer of the division for France, Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2006, Mr. Raby became co-head of the Goldman Sachs’ Paris office before becoming co-chief executive officer 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 chief financial officer 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.

Current external appointments
Jean is currently a partner at Astorg.