Luc Rigouzzo

Chief executive officer


Luc Rigouzzo holds degrees in both agronomy and finance and began his career as an agronomy engineer in Mexico. In 1995, he joined the cabinet of the French Minister for Cooperation and then the IFC in 1997 where he was in charge of structured finance in Brazil, Argentina and Central America. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Proparco since 2006 and has redefined the company's strategy to focus on infrastructure and the financial sector in Africa, equity investment for SME financing in the Mediterranean, and combating climate change in major emerging countries.

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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.