Executive board

Cédric Meeschaert, President

Cédric Meeschaert is the grandson of the founder of Meeschaert group (Emile Meeschaert) and the son of the current Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Financière Meeschaert (Luc Meeschaert).


After earning a Bachelor of Science degree (in finance) from the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia (US), he began his career as a private banker in the international private client department at Merrill Lynch bank in New York. He joined Meeschaert group in 2001.


Cédric Meeschaert has also been Chairman of Fondation Meeschaert pour l’Enfance since 2007, Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France (CCE) for the northeast region of the United States, Vice President of the US Sciences-Po Foundation since 2010 and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) since 2013.


He is in charge of the company’s projects focusing on high-end private banking in France and a comprehensive offer combining investment solutions and asset management consulting.


These avenues for growth are in line with the strategy the group has been following for the past several years:

– offer a more personalized approach to asset management, Meeschaert’s long-standing business line,

– include client plans in the advice provided by our advisors,

– diversify the group’s activities, in particular through family office and by setting up offices internationally.


Meeschaert group began operations in the United States in 2007. Today Meeschaert group has several complementary business lines in Europe and the United States: private banking, family office and asset management.




Arielle Benavides, head of group organisation and legal affairs

Arielle Benavides is Director of Organisational Development and Human Capital. As a member of the Executive Board of Financière Meeschaert, she is in charge of human resources, legal affairs and the organisation of group governance. Arielle joined the Meeschaert group in 2018. She has dedicated more than 25 years to the development of organisations, during which time she has been in charge of human resources at international industry leaders such as Apple, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Lazard, where she played a key role in the implementation of human resources strategies and transformations. She later decided to put her expertise to use directly for her clients by forming her own consulting firm. Arielle is a graduate of Université Paris IX Dauphine and has been teaching there since 2003 as part of the Master II in Strategic Human Resources Management programme.





Charles BienaiméCharles Bienaimé, in charge of the group’s family office activities

Charles Bienaimé joined the group in 1988. After graduating from the European Business School, the SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers) and a postgraduate qualification in Wealth Management at the université de Clermont Ferrand, he worked at Prudential Bache as a private banker before joining Meeschaert.

A member of the executive board of Financière Meeschaert, he developed valuable expertise, in particular an understanding of the issues faced by corporate executives and wealthy families.







Nathalie CuvelierNathalie Cuvelier, in charge of the group’s communication and Corporate Social Responsibility 

Nathalie Cuvelier is Corporate Social Responsibility and communication director of the group; he is also in charge of marketing for private equity department.

She joined Meeschaert group in 2004 and formerly managed marketing and communication of Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management et Invesco France. Nathalie Cuvelier started her career as head of marketing-communication of Kompass France and previously at Banque Sofinco.

She is graduated of Sup de Co Rouen.






Maxime VermesseMaxime Vermesse, in charge of the group’s private banking activities

Maxime Vermesse joined the group in May 2012. He coordinated the expansion, both in France and abroad, of the group’s private banking activities.

After having fulfilled various missions in connection with BNP Paribas Group’s private banking and asset management activities, and serving, between 2008 and 2010, as Director of private banking for Europe and Latin America at BNP Paribas Wealth Management Monaco, he was managing director at EFG Banque Privée France.

















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