Partners

Thierry NOEL

Director

Paris

+33 1 75 43 17 00

Thierry Noel is the founder and a managing partner of Amane Advisors. He is based in Paris and he is leading the firm to expand its global presence and provide additional services that to help our clients accelerate business growth in new areas.

Before founding Amane Advisors, Thierry had distinguished international career for over 25 years (France, USA, UK) specialized in Water, Environment and Energy, holding senior management positions for strategy and development within multi-national corporate leaders in their sectors (Suez Environnement, Tyco, Enron) for markets such as Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Experience acquired in his early career in France and the UK in the administration and management of water treatment systems, water supply and sanitation brings business skills and an understanding of the constraints involved in the implementation of innovative solutions.

Thierry is a graduate of the National Institute INA-PG (Agro) and holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

Geoff GAGE

Director

Oxford

+44 79 46 417 839

Geoff Gage is a Managing Partner at Amane Advisors. He is based in Oxford in the United Kingdom and serves clients across the water sector, with a focus on strategic and operational topics.

Prior to joining Amane, Geoff spent more than 12 years at McKinsey & Company, where as a Partner he led Mckinsey’s global Water practice. His work in water covered four areas:

  • Working with more than 50 water utilities worldwide on strategic, operational and organisational topics, including leading a $100m transformation of New York’s water utility
  • Supporting industrial clients to reduce risk and realise greater value from water related topics
  • Helping promising water technology companies to grow
  • Serving investors in water from market scans through to specific due diligences

Geoff holds a first class BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge

Christophe GUILLET

Managing Partner GCC Region

Bahrain

+973 77 11 01 10

Christophe Guillet is the partner for the GCC region at Amane Advisors. He is based in Bahrain and his activity is focused providing greater support to public and private partners to help accelerate the uptake of PPP in the water sector.

During his 25 year international career (France, China, Brazil, Africa, Italy, Poland, Saudi Arabia & GCC countries) in the fields of Water and Solid Waste, Christophe has held positions as VP International Business Development in the water sector (Saur group with main activities in Europe, Africa and Middle East), Project Director in Solid Waste (MTB, landfill, sorting plant, WTE) and as Board Director for several joint ventures/water companies in Europe and Saudi Arabia.

Christophe also has strong project management experience with large projects managed through different business models (EPC, BOT/BOO, DBOM, etc.). His experience and water sector network in the GCC Region represents a valuable addition to the Amane Advisors’ Team.

Larry LAM

Partner Hong Kong & China

Hong Kong & Shanghai

+852 63574992

Larry Lam is a partner at Amane Advisors based in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He currently leads Amane’s operation in China serving multinational, privately-owned and state-owned enterprises in the country, with a focus on cross border mergers and acquisitions advisory.

Prior to joining Amane, Larry was a non-executive director of New Concepts Holdings Limited, whose shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and an investment director of Interchina Water Hong Kong Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment Company Limited whose shares are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. He also spent over 10 years in an international bank in various roles and functions. Larry has extensive experience in investment analysis, direct investment, corporate finance, banking and business strategy development.

Larry holds a Master of Business Administration degree from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Simon MARSHALL

Partner

Birmingham

+44 7903 81 44 71

Simon Marshall is a partner at Amane Advisors. He is based in Birmingham, UK, and he currently leads Amane’s efforts to provide better insight to investors and water companies on effective mergers and acquisitions strategies for the global water market.

Simon has over 25 years’ experience of acquisitions, integration strategy, business transformation and development across a broad portfolio of environmental and industrial sectors, including venture capital, public and privately owned businesses. Simon served as the COO of Sepro membranes, Managing Director of Eurofins, and the Operations Director for Severn Trent Services.

Simon graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in the field of Mechanical and Production Engineering.

Frédéric VIVIEN

Partner Branding

Paris

+33 1 75 43 17 00

Frédéric Vivien is a Partner, Head of Amane Branding. He is based in Paris and leads the firm’s focus on transforming the visual landscape of the water industry.

Frederic has spent his entire career in the media sector. After 10 years at INA as Executive Producer, he gravitated towards the Internet world in 1996. He became Web Director of the agency La Rochefoucauld in 1997 and then moved to Saatchi & Saatchi, Paris from 1999 until 2006 where he developed his expertise on brand issues. He worked for key accounts such as Toyota, Procter & Gamble, Géant Vert, and Carrefour.

 
 

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