Qontigo Appoints First Global Head of ESG

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Stockholm (NordSIP) – Qontigo announced that Rodolphe Bocquet will become the asset manager’s first Global Head of ESG, starting on September 22, 2020. In this newly created position, Bocquet will lead Qontigo’s expansion of indexing and analytics in the ESG space.

“Rodolphe is both a visionary and a practical innovator in ESG, with a range and depth of experience that adds enormous credibility and traction to our ambitious ESG expansion plans,” Holger Wohlenberg, Chief Business Officer of Qontigo, said.

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Rodolphe Bocquet, First Global Head of ESG at Qontigo

Following the sale of Beyond Ratings – of which Bocquet was one of the founders and CEO – to the London Stock Exchange Group in May 2019, he served as an independent sustainability consultant working with a range of clients, including the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Bocquet began his career in trading and risk management at Société Générale. In 2001 he shifted to energy, climate and sustainability, working at Carbone 4, AFTER, Agence Française de Développement, Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine, ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency), Eco-Carbone and other organizations.

Bocquet earned an MBA from HEC Paris, which included studies at the Stern Business School of New York University. He also holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Mines ParisTech ISIGE.

Images courtesy of Qontigo

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