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Laurence Mehaignerie

Citizen Capital
Laurence Méhaignerie is co-founder and Chairman of Citizen Capital, a leading
French private equity fund dedicated to using an impact-driven investment approach 
to deliver both social impact along with financial returns for investors and society-at-
large. Prior to this, Laurence had a key role since 2003 in promoting diversity in 
France : research fellow at the Institut Montaigne think tank, co-author of « Les 
oubliés de l’égalité des chances » report in 2004 (« Bypassed by equal 
opportunity »), with Yazid Sabeg, co-author and lauching of the Diversity Chart in 
October 2004 (initially signed by 35 blue chip groups’ CEOs, now by over 2,000 
companies). She was Advisor to the French Ministry in charge of equal opportunity in 
2005-2006, before she launched Citizen Capital in 2008 with Pierre-Olivier Barennes.  
Laurence started her career as a journalist at Le Moniteur, French leading newspaper 
for public local authorities.

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