Olivier Rousset


Senior Advisor

Olivier is a leading impact finance professional recognized for combining innovation with scalability in the impact field. He has advised a broad range of individuals, institutions and sovereign entities in developing and scaling up innovative impact products and programs. Olivier has 20 years of experience in mainstream sustainable finance both on the investing and financing sides.

Over the past decade, he has built and considerably expanded Credit Suisse’s impact investing franchise to a unique business of USD 3bn AuM, 5’000 investors and 20+ impact products across topics (e.g., health, education, microfinance, climate change), asset classes and product lines (e.g., notes, blended instruments, funds).

Back at JPMorgan Investment Bank in New York, Olivier was instrumental in establishing the JPMorgan Social Finance Unit and originated novel capital markets transactions for solutions-oriented corporations. He also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank in charge of financing small enterprises in Latin America.

Olivier sits on the board of Sustainable Finance Geneva and is co-recipient of industry awards (e.g., FT/IFC Sustainable Finance award, IFR deal of the year). He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, as well as a Master in Management and Diplôme Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe, the world’s oldest business school.