Nicolas Dufourcq leads Bpifrance, the French development and exim bank for midcaps, the French export credit agency and the country sovereign fund altogether. The bank has €30bn equity assets under management and ca. €40bn of outstanding loans. Bpifrance finances every year ca. €15bn of loans and €1.3bn of innovation soft loans. €2bn of equity investments in start ups, small, mid and large caps have been invested in 2017, of which €1bn in private funds through its funds of funds division. Amongst a 1 000 company portfolio, Bpifrance holds 10% of Orange, 12% of Peugeot, 13% of STMicroelectronics and 26% of Eutelsat.
Previously, Nicolas Dufourcq was deputy CEO of Capgemini in charge of finance, delivery, lean management and IT. He contributed to the turnaround between 2003 and 2012.
Earlier he created Wanadoo, the internet access leader, a subsidiary of France Telecom, and listed it for €20bn. He was then deputy CEO of France Telecom.
Nicolas Dufourcq is Chairman of STMicroelectronics and a board member of Orange.