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Eric Chardoillet

Founder & CEO

A graduate from HEC Paris, Eric Chardoillet started his career in Paris where he worked on interest rate and FX derivatives before heading to Tokyo in 1991 to manage the trading rooms of various international investment banks. Eric founded FIRST FINANCE upon his return to Paris in 1996 and has served as the company’s CEO for the past 19 years.

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Fabrice Demichel

Chief Operating Officer

From 1994 until 2000, Fabrice was responsible for the sale of interest rate derivatives in London. He then founded AXSMarine, a company specializing in marine chartering software. Fabrice joined FIRST FINANCE in 2014 to develop Edtech operations. Fabrice graduated from Mines de Paris.

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Adam Ring

Director of Marketing and Business Development

A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Adam was a financial analyst for BMO Capital Markets and Lafer Management in New York. He then joined Bloomberg where he was responsible for the business development of the Bloomberg Institute. He joined FIRST FINANCE in 2013 to lead all training, certificate and MOOC activities for North America.

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Thierry Charpentier

Director of Instructional Design

A graduate from Ecole Centrale (Paris), Thierry was a trader for 10 years at firms such as BNP Paribas and Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. Today, he is in charge of the FIRST FINANCE trainers’ team and supervises the associate trainers. Thierry produces FIRST FINANCE certificates, e-learning solutions and MOOCs.

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Hélène Chardoillet

Director of Development

A Harvard graduate, Hélène Chardoillet was in charge of the financial structuring of large corporate real-estate transactions prior to joining FIRST FINANCE. Currently Hélène is in charge of FIRST FINANCE strategic developments as well as large-scale training programs.

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Romain Rouphaël

Director of APAC Business Development

A graduate from ESSEC Business School, Romain Rouphael worked on Investment Banking trading desks in London and Paris. Responsible for strategic development projects when he joined First Finance, Romain has been Managing Director of First Finance Asia since 2012, and is based in Hong Kong.