An EDHEC alumna nominated for the Women’s Awards

Written on 30 October 2012.

Marie-Laure Mazaud

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EDHEC would like to provide you with a portrait of this committed woman: A woman committed to the industry and to services, with a unique experience in international finance. Marie-Laure is one of the women who have made decisive contributions to the development of major French exports over the last twenty years. After working in Japan as a financial analyst for Crédit Lyonnais, Marie-Laure began as a relationship manager at Citigroup, then at Coface, where, at the age of twenty-nine, she became head of project finance. At Coface, she spurred the development of a bold policy for such large French corporations as Alstom, Bouygues, EDF, Egis, Fives, Pechiney, Spie, Technip, Total, and Vinci. As a result of her work, Coface became one of the world’s three largest credit insurers in project finance. After her experience in banking and insurance, Marie-Laure began at one of her major clients, Alcatel CIT, as treasurer and head of sales financing. As of 2008, she has been at Alcatel-Lucent headquarters, where she is global head of project finance and credit and leads a solid team that rises to the challenges of ever-stiffer international competition with a great deal of dynamism.

“My major success is above all to have gotten different teams that I brought together and led to grow both individually and collectively, to get them to do more than they themselves thought possible in the implementation of internal transformations or the conclusion of major deals,” says Marie-Laure. Through her work and her recognition in the profession, as well as through her keen sense of the public interest, Marie-Laure makes a great contribution to the advancement of women in companies. A commitment shared by EDHEC as part of its initiatives in favour of gender parity.

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