Marc de Saint Gerand
Executive Director, Dep. Head of Industry and Advisory, Energy Sector Group
SMBC Bank International plc
Marc has over 20 years’ experience in energy financing. He had the opportunity to build a strong understanding of the sponsor’s objectives thanks to his work in the Structured Financed team of the Energy Major TOTAL. He then originated and led various arranging and advisory mandates. Marc currently advises on 4 Low Carbon Hydrogen situation in the MENA region.
Marc has a strong track record in managing schedules and critical paths for advisory projects, organising the due diligence process, advising on consultant selection and preparing and coordinating presentationsto sponsor group steering committee. As a deal team leader on flagship transactions Marc has proved to be an efficient project structurer and a trusted financial advisor. Among other, Marc has advised on Mozambique LNG, Oman LNG, KIPIC’s LNGi.
Marc joined from Standard Chartered Bank where he spent 5 years focusing on African and Middle-Eastern Energy Project Financing. Marc started a City career in 2007 with Merrill Lynch Energy and PowerM&A Team, where he was advisor to European Utilities on their external growth in Gas Projects. Prior to that Marc worked as an economist for TOTAL’s Qatargas I and II in Paris and in Doha.
Marc holds an MSc in Public Affairs from Sciences-Po and graduated from the HEC Paris School of Management (HEC). Marc regularly teaches Petroleum Economics at Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP School).