Who is Isabelle Ginestet-Naudin?

Isabelle Ginestet-Naudin

Director of sector-based funds and Coordinator of the action for creative industries, Bpifrance

Isabelle initiated the first sector-based investment funds dedicated to creative industries, and its successors, Patrimoine et Création I and II launched respectively in 2005 and 2010. Aiming to finance mature businesses from the music, cinema, publishing and luxury sectors, these funds take minority holdings so as to offer a financing alternative to independent businesses of these segments, under-financed by the private sector. In 2009, Isabelle took over the management of the Mode and Finance sectors, directed towards younger businesses. In 2013, she launched the Funds for excellent Know-How which invests in firms holding the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Firm) label in the gastronomy, decoration, culture and entertainment, culinary arts, business equipment, and built heritage sectors.

Isabelle Ginestet-Naudin is Knight of the National Order of Merit, Vice-President of the National Commission for the living heritage firms, and a Member of the Honorary Committee of the Ateliers d’art de France Foundation.