Bertrand Badré

Bertrand Badré is Managing Partner and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, Bertrand was Managing Director of the World Bank and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, he was finance deputy at the G7/G20 and representative of the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Bertrand was the group chief financial officer at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.

Bertrand also served as a member of President Jacques Chirac's diplomatic team where he was the President's deputy personal representative for Africa and as spokesman for the working group on new international financial contributions to fight poverty and fund development. Bertrand spent a total of seven years at Lazard, half in New York, and London, and then in Paris as partner where he co-led the restructuring of Eurotunnel.

He started his career in Paris as an inspector, then deputy head, of the auditing service of the French Ministry of Finance (“Inspection générales des finances). Bertrand has served as director on a number of boards, Haulotte Group, a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms, the leading European PE firm Eurazéo, Wealth Simple, a Canadian Fintech in asset management or Liquidnet, in New York City. He has been the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development.

He is now a board member of Getlink (Eurotunnel) and of SIPA Ouest-France (leading French mainly media group. He is an ESG and sustainability senior advisor of JAB (Peets coffee, Prêt à Manger, Coty, Panera Bread etc.) and a member of the board of IDDRI and of IFD (Institut de la Finance Durable set up to represent and promote sustainability in Paris Euro place). He is also the co-chair of Project Syndidate advisory board.

Bertrand authored the book “Money Honnie, si la finance sauvait le monde?” published in English in 2017 under the title “Can Finance Save the World?” and translated into multiple languages. He recently published “voulons-nous (sérieusement) changer le monde?” and finance after COVID. He has led the publication of several articles; namely “From Billions to Trillons: MDBs contributions to financing for development” and in 2004, wrote “Water” with Michel Camdessus, on finance and access to water, translated into Spanish and Portuguese.

Bertrand is a graduate of ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration), SciencesPo (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), La Sorbonne and HEC business school (Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris.  He is a regular speaker and teacher at these institutions as well as at the universities of Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Oxford.