Jérôme Bertrand-Hardy

Deputy Investment Director


Jérôme Bertrand-Hardy is an agronomist engineer and holds a Master's Degree from the Graduate Business School, IAE of Paris. After working as a consultant in the urban water sector, he joined AFD in 1998 as head of project financing in the water and electricity sectors in Africa. He joined Proparco in 2001 and managed the Infrastructure and Mining Department from 2006 to 2010, before being appointed Deputy Investment Director.

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Proparco is a subsidiary of the AFD Group focused on private sector development. It has been promoting sustainable economic, social and environmental development for over 45 years.

Proparco provides funding and support to both businesses and financial institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle-East. Its action focuses on the key development sectors: infrastructure, mainly for renewable energies, agribusiness, financial institutions, health and education. Its operations aim to strengthen the contribution of private players to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community in 2015.

To this end, Proparco finances companies whose activity contributes to creating jobs and decent incomes, providing essential goods and services and combating climate change.