Jean-Thomas Lopez

Portfolio Manager

Biography

Jean-Thomas Lopez is Portfolio Manager at Amethis. He is based in Luxembourg.

He is responsible for ensuring compliance with investment policies and for post-investment monitoring processes.

Mr Lopez’s responsibilities at Amethis include due diligence review and investment appraisal. He is also responsible for monitoring post-acquisition processes which include focus on key strategic issues, board representation, reporting obligations, best practice and operational improvements as well as exit processes.

Mr Lopez is a board member for Amethis Investment Fund Manager (Luxembourg) and for PetroIvoire (Côte d’Ivoire).

He has a strong entrepreneurial profile, built in Africa and France during his 18 years of experience. Prior to joining Amethis in 2012, Mr Lopez launched, managed and successfully sold several companies in the French food catering and restaurant industry. He started his career in stock market risk management. He then joined Proparco, where he worked on Sub Saharan African equity and debt transactions, based between Africa and Paris. In 1998, Mr Lopez was appointed Deputy CEO of an industrial Cameroonian group operating in 5 African countries. There, he managed 8 companies across a diversity of sectors, expanding the Group’s regional activities, monitoring transnational risk and improving profitability.

Jean-Thomas Lopez holds a degree in finance from Dauphine University (Paris). He is a French citizen and is fluent in English and French.