Lionel Zinsou

Former Prime Minister of Benin, Co-Founder of Southbridge Group


Mr. Zinsou is an economist and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Benin(2015-2016). From 2008 to 2015, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of PAI Partners, a French private equity firm with more than € 11 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining PAI, Mr Zinsou worked for 11 years at Rothschild & Cie, where he was General Partner from 1997. In this capacity he served as Head of Global Consumer Goods and Head of Africa Middle East until 2008. Mr Zinsou is currently on the board of several companies.