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Mar 2021

Head of International and European Affairs of Bpifrance -Bpifrance – France

Isabelle Bébéar joined Bpifrance (formerly CDC Entreprises) in 2001. She is currently Head of International and European Affairs of Bpifrance. She manages a fund of funds dedicated to investment in Africa, Averroes Africa, and is responsible for relations with sovereign wealth funds and long-term investors.
Before she was Head of Business Development and support for SMEs and Head of Investments in French regional private equity funds and South-Mediterranean countries, with nearly €300m under management. Isabelle previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry as international human resources manager.
Isabelle has a degree from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion international business school.
She is President of the Management Board of Euromed Capital Association. She is a director on the board of Proparco (AFD Group) and a member of its Audit and Risks Committee.
Knight of the National Order of Merit since 2014.


Bpifrance is the French sovereign wealth fund that supports companies, from their start-up to their listing on the stock market. With total assets of 80 billion euros, Bpifrance invested 2 billion in 2018, both directly and in funds of funds. It is a subsidiary of the State and the Caisse des Dépôts.

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