2020 Infrastructure and Public Procurement Weeks


Gwenola Chambon

CEO and Founding Partner
Vauban Infrastructure Partners


Gwenola Chambon, is CEO and Founding Partner of Vauban Infrastructure Partners. She has built and developed this equity infrastructure activity over the past 10 years. She developed the team, lead the various vintages of fundraising, designing the funds’ strategies and capital deployment. She has successfully turned this activity into a multibillion third party asset manager with a strong international client base. Throughout her 24-year career, Gwenola has developed an extensive knowledge of the European infrastructure sector and has years of experience financing and investing in infrastructure assets. She has worked on a number of landmark transactions, from the first PPP projects in continental Europe (in Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, France) to the development of strategic acquisitions in the European core infrastructure space (notably in digital infrastructure in France, Spanish PPPs, smart meters, etc.). Prior to developing the equity infrastructure activities of Natixis IM in 2010 she spent two years within the infrastructure fund Galaxy. Before that Gwenola was Head of European infrastructure at CFIG, and prior to that she was a senior member of the project finance team at BNP Paribas. In addition to her responsibilities as a director on the boards of various European infrastructure companies (Proxiserve, Axione, Comsa Concessiones, Alis, etc.) Gwenola is a member of a number of industry groups including the European Commission working group of Experts in Infrastructure, the PRI expert group, the GRESB working group, EFAMA, and the AFG and AFIC working groups for infrastructure. She is also an active member of the Institut de la Gestion Déléguée in France. Gwenola is an active member of IFA (Institut Français des Administrateurs) and is responsible for project finance courses in ESSEC’s Masters of Complex Financing. Gwenola holds a Master in Business from ESCP. »