Xavier Thauron

Director, Phi Trust

About Xavier Thauron

Xavier Thauron has a 25 years experience in private equity after five years as SME banker, first in charge of growth capital in the PE structure of the French Banque Populaire Group where he was sponsor of the European Business and Innovation Network (EBN), then Head of Risks at Natixis Private Equity with a large diversified and international portfolio in Europe, Brazil, India and China.

In 1987, he developed a venture philanthropy strategy for Natixis with the sponsoring of EVPA annual meetings and Knowledge Center along with an investment in PhiTrust Partenaires, as the first institutional investor in this first French social impact fund and he has been member of its investment committee since then. He is today Head of Social Investment of PhiTrust Partenaires.

He is also member of the Investment Committee of IDF Active and IDF Capital (two regional funds specialized on social investment and small LBOs) and expert for 1001Pact (the only French crowdequity platform dedicated to social impact) and Dream Act (commercial site selecting ethical products). He is member of the board of Swiss Fresh Water (water purification in developed countries) and AMSI (micro franchise of Adie), on the jury of the Global Social Venture Competition and a contributor to the Advanced Master in Real Estate, Building & Energie (IBE) of French Ecole des Ponts PariTech.

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