January 31, 2024
Join the FAF in welcoming our two newest Board members: Frances Devlin and Vivien de Gunzburg
Frances Devlin is the Head of Strategy in the Global Policy & Public Affairs group at Pfizer Inc. In this capacity, she leads development and implementation of Pfizer’s global policy plan and manages strategic engagement with key external stakeholders, government agencies, and industry associations. She covers a range of health, technology, economic, security and trade policy issues, and leads support for Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team’s policy and political engagement. Ms. Devlin has spent 15 years at Pfizer leading policy, public affairs, and communications activities across the 181 countries that the company operates in. Most recently she oversaw corporate affairs teams in priority international markets and helped shape the company’s global policy and public affairs response to the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2008, she consulted for US presidential and major charitable campaigns.
Ms. Devlin holds a B.A. (honors) in Economics and German from the University of Notre Dame. She has been recognized by several non-partisan organizations as a Young Leader and currently also serves on the Boards of the American Council of Germany and the California International Relations Foundation.
Vivien de Gunzburg
Vivien de Gunzburg is the Founder, President, and Managing Partner of Ceres Infrastructure Asset Management LLC, the manager of Ceres Infrastructure Private Debt Fund. Based in the U.S., the fund provides and structuring long-term financings for the renovation of large core infrastructure assets in the U.S.
Prior to Ceres, in 2003 Mr. de Gunzburg established the Findercod Group in the UK, Belgium, and France. Findercod provides advisory services in the areas corporate finance (including solutions to corporates such as project-based long-term (re)financing), private equity, and asset management.
Prior to founding Findercod, in 2002, Mr. de Gunzburg participated to the creation of Stephens Financial Group (“SFG”) the NY based arm of Stephens Group. SFG was tasked with large-cap mergers and acquisitions. Mr. de Gunzburg served as Vice President in the M&A advisory practice, covering clients in the industrial, aerospace, homeland security, and life sciences areas. He was also involved in the origination and analysis of private equity investment opportunities for the Stephens Group.
From 1998 to 2002, Mr. de Gunzburg held various positions within the Banking Group of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC (now Lazard) in New York. In 2001, Mr. de Gunzburg was a Senior Associate tasked to work with Lazard’s rain maker Ambassador Felix Rohatyn in the creation of Rohatyn Associates. During his tenure at Rohatyn Associates Mr. de Gunzburg helped originate deals for clients such as Comcast (leading to the $72bn merger of Comcast with AT&T, and HSBC’s acquisition of Household International for $16bn), Suez, Sodexho, LVMH, Publicis, Fiat, Fimalac, United Technologies, and Pfizer. Prior to working with Ambassador Rohatyn, in 2000, Mr. de Gunzburg was an Associate in the Industrial and Retail Group at Lazard. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. de Gunzburg was an Analyst in the Lazard Life Sciences Group, working for Kenneth Jacobs, currently worldwide Chairman of Lazard.
Prior to joining Lazard, in 1997 Mr. de Gunzburg joined Rothschild & Cie. Paris as an Analyst in the M&A department where he advised clients in the industrial, financial, real-estate and technology sectors. In 1995 and 1996, he worked at Société Générale as an analyst in the Credit department both in Madrid and in Hong Kong. In 1994 Mr. de Gunzburg worked at Sanofi Beauté in Barcelona. In 1993, Mr. de Gunzburg worked at Republic New York Corporation (Republic National Bank and Safra Bank) in the Mergers and Acquisitions department in New York.
A Belgian and French national, Mr. de Gunzburg received a MSc. in financial engineering from E.S.L.S.C.A. and a BA with honors from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris. Mr. de Gunzburg is fluent in French, English and Spanish and has notions of Japanese, Russian and German. He is a Young Leader (class French President Emmanuel Macron) and member of the Board of Directors of the French- American Foundation in France, the founder and President of the de Gunzburg Myeloma Research Foundation (DGMRF) in the U.S., a Member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer of French Foundation for the Research on Myeloma and Gammopathy (FFRMG) in France, Vice-President of ORT Belgium, Board Member of ORT France, Member of the Executive Committee of Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem, Vice President and member of the General Committee of The Travellers Club in France and member of the board of the Newport Global Summit in the U.S.