Arnaud started his professional career in the corporate treasury department of chemical and pharmaceutical group Rhône Poulenc as an assistant treasurer.
He then joined credit insurer COFACE in charge of managing Foreign Exchange guarantees for the private sector (CIME).
From 1995 onwards, Arnaud accumulated more than 20 years of marketing experience in the financial industry. Arnaud was in charge of FX & Options sales to corporates for HSBC Paris (1995–1998), NatWest – RBS Royal Bank of Scotland (1998–2000) and Dresdner Bank London and Paris as Head of Sales for France (2000–2002).
After a stint in journalism in 2005 and 2006, covering “Eco finance” for Paris headquartered «Jeune Afrique», the most widely read French-language pan-African news magazine, Arnaud created Cloud Nine, a capital raising and fund distribution business working with firms such as Luxembourg based Bellatrix Asset Management and Harvest Convertible fund.
Capital raising assignments also included financing rounds from 2011 until its IPO in June 2016 for La Française de l’Energie SA (LFDE:FP, formerly European Gas Ltd), a leading French SME focusing on exploration, appraisal and production of gas resources in France through the development of coal-bed methane gas resources.
Arnaud holds a diploma from Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and is a Certified International Investment Analyst from Société Francaise des Analystes Financiers, Paris (CIAA – SFAF).