Bamboo charts next stage of impact-led growth with its first CEO

Bamboo Capital Partners is announcing today that it has appointed leading impact investing and asset management executive David Grimaud as its new Chief Executive Officer.

David joins Bamboo at a crucial time as the firm looks to broaden and deepen its positive and sustainable impact in emerging and frontier markets. Previously he was CEO of Symbiotics Asset Management, following roles at Amundi, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.

The appointment comes after Bamboo was acquired by global impact firm Palladium earlier this year. Bamboo and Palladium first entered a strategic partnership in September 2020, when Palladium took a minority stake in Bamboo to help accelerate their shared mission of mobilising private and public sector investment towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The full acquisition realises the parties’ long-term plan and combines Bamboo’s knowledge and track record in impact investing with Palladium’s global footprint and sector expertise.

After sixteen years with the company and after successfully supporting David’s induction to Bamboo, founder Jean-Philippe de Schrevel is stepping away from the business.