Co-Founder & Director of Seneca Impact Advisors
Jean-Marc recently established Seneca Impact Advisors, a firm which focuses on developing innovative financial solutions for scalable nature-based projects. Prior to establishing Seneca, Jean-Marc spent 7 years at WWF as the head of Bankable Nature Solutions for the Asia-Pacific region. In his role, he incubated and developed scalable bankable projects with positive environmental and social impact. This included overseeing project work in the region for the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development and leading finance and bankable projects for WWF’s global Freshwater Practice. He also co-established the Climate Impact Asia Fund, a long-only equity fund, and sits on its investment advisory committee. Prior to WWF, he spent 17 years in the financial industry advising institutional investors on equities and equity derivatives. He started his investment banking career in 1997 with Merrill Lynch in New York City and has been based in Hong Kong since 2004, working for BNP Paribas and Jefferies. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.