Founder and Managing Director

Thierry Senechal is a specialist in the private sector development. He has twenty years of international experience designing, implementing, and evaluating development policies in the fields of finance and banking, governance, financial inclusion, SME finance, mobile banking, trade, green finance, and the financing of innovation and emerging technologies. His clients include European Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Finance Corporation, World Bank, European Commission, among others.

Previously, Thierry Senechal served as the Executive Secretary of the Banking Commission with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) responsible for the design and implementation of international trade and investment standards, development assistance on financial sector reforms, and the coordination of financial market reforms and policies in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

Prior to joining the ICC, he served as an executive director of the global public policy practice at the Mazars group (40,000 professionals in 90+ countries). At Mazars, he led a wide range of client engagements for central banks, financial regulators, international and financial institutions. He also conducted complex investigations on misuse of public funds and financial fraud cases. In his early career, Thierry Senechal served as a senior officer with the U.N. Security Council’s Compensation Commission (UNCC), one of the world largest war resolution claims facilities. He was responsible for the rehabilitation of the Kuwaiti financial sector following the invasion and occupation of Kuwait by Iraq.

Originally from Brittany, France, Thierry graduated from MIT’s Sloan School of Management (MBA) and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (MPA). He has also a MSc in Finance from London Business School and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Columbia University (Phi Beta Kappa). At MIT, he co-founded the Sloan Fellow Social Impact Group.