Olivier Varon co-founded in July 2017 Aestimo Technologies Limited
He is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, in charge of overseeing the finance, operations and legal functions, with a key focus on monitoring and controlling the operational and market risks. He is also in charge of investor relations.
Olivier was the founder of 3AJConsulting Limited in March 2017, a financial consultancy with expertise in Risk Management, Strategic Advice, Fixed Income and Structured Finance.
Olivier’s 30-year financial career was in both trading and structuring.
Olivier started in trading in 1988 as a money broker, and then as an assistant treasurer with BRED (part of the BPCE group in France). He then joined Banque CPR (investment bank, subsidiary of Crédit Agricole) where he was Head of Trading for short term Commercial Paper (CP). Thereafter, in 1999, he moved to BNP Paribas in a similar position, first as head of the Paris team, and then in London where he was head of the European teams trading CPs.
From 2004, Olivier’s career expanded into structuring and risk management. He set up and ran a new investment vehicle for BNP Paribas which financed up to Eur 4.5 bn of receivables and other credit assets through issuance of asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP).
On the risk management side, he monitored and then supervised the periodic credit asset reviews. He successfully developed the placement strategy of commercial paper on the Euro and US CP markets, and was instrumental in building up and maintaining a large investor base.
Between 2013 and 2016, Olivier worked for Wells Fargo Bank in London as Head of European Business Development. He was in charge of originating and structuring private asset-backed transactions in the auto sector. He conducted due diligence from a credit perspective for each new investment.
Prior to starting his banking career, Olivier graduated from Kedge Business School in Bordeaux with a B.A. in Finance. While a student, he co-founded a charity tackling social problems in the South-West France.
Olivier is a French and British citizen.