Jean-François Cochy

Investment Director at Cathay Innovation

Jean-François is an Investment Director at Cathay Innovation, based out of the Paris office.

He is in charge of screening, evaluating, and executing on Cathay investments. Prior to joining Cathay in 2014, Jean-François spent over 2 years as an Analyst in the M&A Department of French banking group Credit Agricole CIB. During his tenure in the New York and Paris offices, he was involved in several operations for blue chip and middle-market French and international clients. Deal sectors covered included e-commerce, media, renewable energy, agri-food and mining.

Before CA-CIB, he interned in the Leverage Finance department of BNP Paribas dedicated to European large-cap LBOs, as well as in the small- and mid-cap M&A Group of Credit Agricole (Sodica Corporate Finance). Jean-François holds a Master of Science in Management from EMLYON Business School (Lyon, France) and completed an exchange program at the National Sun Yat-Sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan).


  • Investment Director

    Current role

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