Luc Rigouzzo

Luc Rigouzzo
Executive President and Co-Founder, Amethis Finance

Luc Rigouzzo is Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance an investment fund focusing on long term responsible investment in Africa built in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Group.

Luc Rigouzzo was, from June 2006 to December 2010, the CEO of PROPARCO, the French development finance institution. He designed and successfully achieved with his team an ambitious 5-year business plan that transformed Proparco into a leading institution in its sector, including the launching of a 300 million Euro capital increase of the company in May 2008. Luc Rigouzzo, who holds degrees in both agronomy and finance, began his career in Mexico. He devoted the first 14 years of his career to project finance in the agribusiness and food sectors of emerging countries. Initially at Agence Française de Développement and Proparco field offices (Ivory Coast, Cameroun), then at headquarters. Then Luc Rigouzzo went on to join the Agribusiness Department of the International Finance Corporation. From 2002 to 2006, he created and led AFD department of non-sovereign, private and financial sector (sub-sovereign project-finance, risk guarantee, Public Private Partnerships, innovative microfinance schemes, financial engineering and environmental loans).

He was also Member of the AFD Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI). He is a Board member of “DANONE communities”, an incubator for social enterprises. For the last year, he was Chief of Staff of the French Ministry for Development before founding Amethis Finance.