“Actis offers me a fantastic opportunity to grow local champions that are key to the development of their countries.”
Philippe has been working in the utility sector in growth countries since 1990, in various roles within the value chain. He was drawn to Actis by the strategy, the team and the energy fund’s business model of responding to today’s increasing energy gap in high-growth economies.
Born in France, Philippe’s first job was in India before moving to South East Asia and he has since spent most of his career working on projects in growth markets. He joined Actis in 2013 from McKinsey & Co where he was a Senior Expert for the infrastructure and utilities sectors. Before McKinsey, Philippe designed and built large projects at WorleyParsons, following 18 years managing three utilities and developing international projects at Suez.
At Actis, Philippe focuses mainly on energy distribution businesses and integrated utilities to improve performance and create value. He is multidisciplinary: he is qualified to teach project finance at business school, manage construction projects and optimise power operations and revenues.
Philippe has a Civil Engineering degree and a Master of Science from Ecole Centrale and an MBA from ESSEC-Manheim.