Thierry graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering school in Paris and began his career in Malaysia with the construction firm of GTM International. He then joined France’s Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations where he held several positions with its engineering subsidiary Egis Projects, moving up from project manager, then director of concession projects to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Egis in 2001.
In addition to being in charge of international operations for the Egis Group executive committee and serving on its risk management committee, Thierry was a member on some of the boards and the chairman on other boards of several subsidiaries. Thierry Déau founded Meridiam in 2005 with the support of the Crédit Agricole group.
He is currently Meridiam’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, as well as its main shareholder, along with several members of the team.