Didier Gaffinel started his career in 1988 as an Equity Analyst at CCF (HSBC) in London. In 1989, he joined the Treasury division of Elf Atochem (Total), then the LBO Financing division of Banque de Gestion Privée – SIB (Crédit Agricole Group) before joining the Mergers & Acquisitions Department in 1994. From 1998 to 2011, Didier Gaffinel held various positions within the Equity Capital Markets division of Crédit Agricole Indosuez (which then became Calyon, and later Crédit Agricole CIB), first covering French and later on Large European Corporates. He was appointed Managing Director in 2005. In 2011, he became Senior Banker in charge of a portfolio of Large French Clients mainly in the Luxury and Retail sectors. He also took over the responsibility of the Global Luxury Coverage in 2014. He was appointed Head of Global Coverage and Investment Banking in February 2019 and Deputy General Manager on January 1st, 2021.
Didier Gaffinel graduated from Audencia Business School and holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance.