Lise Breuil

Water and Sanitation Division


Lise Breuil graduated as an engineer from the École Polytechnique and the École nationale du génie rural des eaux et des forêts. Following a PhD on the renewal of PPPs in the water sector in developing countries, she held several positions at the Ministry of Ecology and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France before joining Agence française de développement’s Water and Sanitation Division in 2007.

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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.