Rothschild & Co announces governance change

Rothschild & Co is pleased to announce that Javed Khan, Head of Merchant Banking, has been appointed as a Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co Gestion, the entity responsible for the management of Rothschild & Co. As such he will work alongside Alexandre de Rothschild, Executive Chairman, and the other two Managing Partners, Robert Leitão and François Pérol.  

In parallel, Marc-Olivier Laurent has stepped down as a Managing Partner. He will be proposed as a member of the Supervisory Board at the next Annual General Meeting to be held on 19 May 2022.  

Alexandre de Rothschild, Executive Chairman, said: “We are delighted that Javed Khan has agreed to join the Management Board to contribute to the strategic development of our firm, alongside Robert and François. His excellent investment track record in Merchant Banking will be an asset to the management team of Rothschild & Co.   

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Marc-Olivier for his immense contribution and loyalty to the Group over almost three decades and we are pleased that he has agreed to join the Supervisory Board which will benefit from his experience of both the Global Advisory and Merchant Banking businesses, his commercial acumen and his wisdom.”

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Financial calendar:

  • 12 May 2022: First quarter 2022 
  • 19 May 2022: AGM
  • 4 August 2022 Half-year results 2022
  • 8 November 2022: Third quarter 2022

For further information:

Investor Relations
Marie-Laure Becquart

Media Relations
Caroline Nico

Biography Javed Khan 

Javed Khan is Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co Gestion and Head of Merchant Banking, a business he co-founded in 2009. 

Javed chairs the Merchant Banking Management Committee and the Investment Committees for the corporate private equity and direct lending funds. He serves as one of the two Co-Managing Partners of Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) and is a member of the Rothschild & Co Group Executive Committee.  

Before joining Rothschild & Co in 2009, Javed was a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group of The Blackstone Group in London. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2005, Javed spent 12 years at DLJ, of which the last five were at DLJ Merchant Banking in London where he primarily focused on healthcare investing. 

Javed currently sits on the boards of The Binding Site, Centric Health and RLDatix. Prior board appointments include Autodata, Karnov, Kisimul, Opus 2, Pirum, Prospitalia, BioPartners, Bowater, Grohe, NextPharma, and Nycomed. 

Javed is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he concurrently acquired BAS/BS degrees from the School of Engineering and the Wharton School, respectively. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Javed is a member of the Executive Board of the University of Pennsylvania's Jerome Fisher Management & Technology program. 

Biography Marc-Olivier Laurent 

Marc-Olivier Laurent is Executive Chairman of Merchant Banking – a business he co-founded in 2009 and headed until 2019. He also serves as Managing Partner of the Five Arrows Long Term fund, Rothschild & Co’s corporate private equity fund dedicated to investing in large European and North American companies in our core sectors (data & software, healthcare and technology-enabled business services). 

Marc-Olivier joined Rothschild & Co in 1993 as a Managing Director and became a Partner in 1995. At the same time, he served as a member of the Management Board of the investment arm of Rothschild & Co (formerly Paris Orléans), the group's holding company. 

Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, he headed the M&A, Corporate Finance and Equity division of Crédit Commercial de France from 1984 to 1993. Between 1978 and 1984, Marc-Olivier was Investment Officer with the pioneer French development capital firm Institut de Développement Industriel (IDI). 

Marc-Olivier currently sits on the boards of Caravelle, Arcole, and Rubis. Prior board appointments include Socotec, Paprec, Manutan and Paris Orléans. 

Marc-Olivier graduated from the HEC School of Management and holds a PhD in African Social Anthropology from the Université Paris Sorbonne. 

About Rothschild & Co

Rothschild & Co is a family-controlled and independent group and has been at the centre of the world’s financial markets for over 200 years. With a team of c.3800 talented financial services specialists on the ground in over 40 countries, Rothschild & Co’s integrated global network of trusted professionals provides in-depth market intelligence and effective long-term solutions for our clients in Global Advisory, Wealth and Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.

Rothschild & Co is a French partnership limited by shares (société en commandite par actions) listed on Euronext in Paris, Compartment A with a share capital of €155,465,024. Paris trade and companies registry number 302 519 228. Registered office: 23 bis avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris, France.

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