Julien Lefilleur

heads Proparco's Manufacturing


After working in Proparco's Banks and Financial Markets department, and opening the organisation's regional office for West Africa in 2010, Julien Lefilleur currently heads Proparco's Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services Division in Paris. Founder and editor-in-chief of the Proparco magazine Private Sector & Development, he is a graduate of École Centrale de Paris with a PhD in economics from the Sorbonne University.

4 articles on the blog ID4D

The three prerequisites for progressive contractual agriculture in Africa

The health sector in developing countries: Private players central to a public service mission

The Reshaping of the African Banking Sector

Utilising, developing and preserving forests: finding the balance

Published articles


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.