Jane Garvey has served as the Global Chairman of Meridiam Infrastructure, a global investor and asset manager specializing in long-term public infrastructure projects, since August 2009. Before Meridiam, Ms. Garvey was the 14th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) from August 1997 to August 2002, where she led the FAA through the formidable events of September 11, 2001 and through many safety and modernization milestones. She also served as the Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. After leaving public service, Ms. Garvey led the U.S. Public/Private Partnerships advisory group at JP Morgan, where she advised states on financing strategies to facilitate project delivery for state governments. She joined the board of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. in 2016 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2017 until 2019. Ms. Garvey has served as a member of the board of Blade Urban Mobility since 2020.
Julien Touati joined Meridiam in 2011. He currently serves as a Partner, Corporate Development Director, and Executive Committee Member with responsibility over the management of energy transition and the strategic developments of the group. Prior to this role, Mr. Touati set up Meridiam activities in Africa and led infrastructure investments in Europe. Before Meridiam, Mr. Touati was responsible for managing the French Government’s shareholding in Électricité de France, in addition to other roles at SNCF Réseau, Veolia, Capgemini and the infrastructure division of Proparco. He is an expert in the energy transition investment space, a contributor to several publications, and a member of several international think tanks. Mr. Touati is also on the board of several leading green infrastructure solution providers, including Allego, Voltalis, and Evergaz. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Energy Economics and a Master of Public Affairs from the École des Ponts in Paris. He is an Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mathieu Bonnet joined Allego in 2019 as Chief Executive Officer. Before Allego, he founded a group of energy companies including E6, a European energy management platform for renewable energy. Mr. Bonnet also served as Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (“CNR”), the second biggest hydro company in France. Prior to CNR, he worked for Electrabel in Belgium, where he was in charge of outage management, and the Ministry of Industry, where he was in charge of implementing programs for small-and-medium-size enterprise development in the Provence region. Additionally, he spent several years in the United States, working on commercial bilateral issues between the United States and France and leading programs to sustain French exports in the United States. Mr. Bonnet graduated from École Polytechnique in 1993, where he ranked first in mathematics, and École des Mines de Paris in 1996. He also holds a Masters of Nuclear Engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain.
Julia Prescot has been a co-Founder of Meridiam since 2005 and currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer. Before Meridiam, Ms. Prescot was a Senior Director at HBOS, London. Prior to HBOS, she served as a Director and Head of Project Advisory at Charterhouse Bank and a Director and Head of Project Finance at Hill Samuel Bank. Ms. Prescot has served as the chair of London-based Neuconnect Limited, a company developing a major energy interconnector between the United Kingdom and Germany, since 2017 and has served on the board of Fulcrum Infrastructure Group since 2007. Ms. Prescot was a non-executive director for InfraCo Asia Investments between 2016 and 2018 and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund from 2015 to 2018. Ms. Prescott is a Commissioner for the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission, a member of the UK’s Investment Council, a member of the Advisory Panel of Glennmont Partners and a non-executive director at the Port of Tyne. She is currently on the board of P4G, a multilateral organization focused on environmental public-private partnerships, and is an Honorary Professor at University College London.
Christian is the founder and CEO of C1 Green Chemicals AG, developing high-speed climate chemistry. Before that, he built nebenan.de into Germany’s leading social neighborhood network. Christian has made more than 75 angel investments since 2005 and was named Germany’s Business Angel of the Year in 2017. He is Vice Chairman of the Linus Digital Finance AG Board and Venture Partner and Member of the Investment Committee at PropTech1 Ventures. Christian serves as an advisor to the German Federal Ministry of Economics on digitalization, technology, and startups in an honorary capacity. Christian bought his first all-electric car in 2014 and has not looked back since.
Thomas Maier currently serves on the Regional Advisory Board of Meridiam Infrastructure Europe and Eastern Europe. He is also a strategic advisor to the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 body and has been Chairman of the Board of INFEN Limited since 2017. Mr. Maier has been a member of the Advisory Board of Stirling Infrastructure Partners since April 2021. Previously, he was Managing Director for Infrastructure at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he oversaw both commercial and social infrastructure delivery. He has chaired the Global Infrastructure Council of the World Economic Forum and has been involved in infrastructure related work streams of G20 since 2013. He served on the board of Global Ports Holding from 2017 to 2020.
Patrick T. Sullivan served as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) from 1993 until his retirement in 2020. From 2014 to 2020, he led PwC’s New York market private equity practice. Over his career, he primarily led teams in assisting global private equity and corporate clients in their evaluation of potential transactions across a wide range of industries, including consumer, energy, technology, business services and industrials. In addition, he worked extensively with portfolio companies on financings, operational improvements, and public and private exits. Since his retirement from PwC in 2020, Mr. Sullivan has provided consulting services to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Mr. Sullivan is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and California. Mr. Sullivan obtained his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
Ronald Stroman is currently serving on the United States Postal Service Board of Governors (the “U.S. Postal Board”), a position he was appointed to by President Joseph Biden and confirmed by the Senate, with his current term expiring on December 8, 2028. Mr. Stroman also serves on the U.S. Postal Board Audit and Finance Committee and Operations Committee. Previously, Mr. Stroman served as the 20th Deputy Postmaster General (“DPMG”), the second-highest ranking postal executive, from March 2011 until his retirement in June 2020. While serving as DPMG, Mr. Stroman was directly responsible for the Postal Service functions of Government Relations and Public Policy, International Postal Affairs, Sustainability, and the Judicial Officer Department. Mr. Stroman also had more than 30 years of professional experience in government, legislative affairs and leadership before becoming DPMG. Mr. Stroman earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law Center.
Thierry Déau is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meridiam. He founded Meridiam, an independent investment firm specialized in the development, financing and management of long-term and sustainable infrastructure projects in 2005, with the belief that the alignment of interests between the public and private sector can provide critical solutions to the collective needs of communities. Managing over $19 Billion of assets, the firm has to date more than 100 projects under development, construction or in operation.
Prior to Meridiam, Thierry worked for France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he held several positions with its engineering and development subsidiary Egis Projects to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2001.
Thierry is currently a board member of Fondation des Ponts, Chairman of Archery for Inclusive Leadership and founder of Africa Infrastructure fellowship program Foundation (AIFP Foundation). In addition, he is a founding member of the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) of the World Economic Forum, a member of Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Council for the Commonwealth, and honorary chairman of the Long Term Infrastructure Association (LTIIA).
Thierry Déau graduated from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering School.’