JF is Founding Partner of Lambert Commodities, He provides bespoke commodity trade and structured finance solutions for producers, traders and investors. Capitalizing on his 34-year global experience, he advises on industry trends, client strategic positioning and regulatory issues.
Prior to that, JF was Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity and Structured Trade Finance for HSBC Group. Under his stewardship, HSBC became one of the major financiers of commodity supply chains. JF was instrumental in expanding HSBC’s geographical presence to over 15 countries across continents with a team of 160+ frontline specialists. He also initiated institutional and alternative co-investing in commodity trade finance.
In previous roles with HSBC, JF served as Global Head of Structured Trade Finance; Global Head of Trade and Supply Chain Business Development; and Head of Eurozone Trade Services. In these roles, he focused on developing a comprehensive trade finance offering, from traditional trade services, to supply chain and structured trade businesses. JF has also held a number of senior positions at Crédit Commercial de France. He headed the short-term international financing activities of the Bank; served as Deputy and thereafter General Manager of the Hong Kong Branch; and was a Senior Manager of the Greek Branch.
JF holds a Master Degree in Finance from the Université Paris IX Dauphine. He is a reputed Basel 2&3 expert and key industry voice on regulatory impact on Commodity and Trade. He writes frequent columns for industry magazines and is a regular speaker on the international professional conference circuit. JF teaches a Commodity Market Dynamics Course at Sciences Po, an international research university in Paris and is also the author of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Trade Academy course on Advanced Commodity Finance. He is also regularly speaking at the London Business School.