Corinne Namblard holds a Master’s degree and PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris X Nanterre. After obtaining a Master’s equivalence at Middlebury College, USA, she pursued doctoral studies at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Boston, right before completing the Executive Management Program at HEC CPA in Paris, France.
Corinne Namblard began her career at BNP, where she spent 16 years fulfilling various roles and international postings. In 1981, her first executive position took her to New York, where she was in charge of capital markets activities, leading BNP’s Financial Representative Office. Between 1984 and 1990, Corinne managed investment banking activities in Canada. Between 1991 and 1997, as Senior Vice-President of Transport and Infrastructure, she led the Advisory Team within BNP’s Project Finance Department, operating from London and Paris.
Between 1997 and 2000, Corinne Namblard worked for Egis, a leading French and international operator and engineering firm, as the Head of Strategy and Development. She implemented a number of M&A transactions and set up various Operational JVs for rail, port and airport activities within the Group.
At the request of the Managing Director of Caisse des dépôts et consignations, she joined the French Prime Minister’s Working Group dedicated to PPP Best Practices, aiming to set up France’s PPP Task Force and design the country’s PPP legal and institutional frameworks.
In 2000, Corinne Namblard became the Chief Executive Officer of the Galaxy Fund in Luxemburg. She designed the structure and governance of the fund and raised 300 million euros from leading European institutional investors for this private equity fund dedicated to transport infrastructure. With her team, she successfully managed and divested a portfolio of assets until she stepped down from her role in 2010.
Corinne sat on a number of the investee companies boards, including Flinders Ports in Australia, Exeter Regional Airport in the UK and Siena Airport in Italy. In 2011, Corinne Namblard moved to Australia upon joining the Qantas Airways’ Board and Audit & Finance Committee. Corinne also chaired the UNECE PPP Alliance for over 10 years.
Later in 2014, Corinne Namblard established INFRA & P.E Conseil in France and INFRA & P.E Advisory in Australia that provide strategic advice on structuring and funding large and small infrastructure projects or dedicated infrastructure funds.