Jean-François Ducrest has been engaged in the business of international equities since 1988. He started his career on the sell side as an equity analyst at Paris-based European broker Cheuvreux, covering multiple sectors during his tenure there, including industrials, consumer goods, and utilities.
From 1995 to 2001, he was a Senior Vice President and Principal of Cheuvreux' U.S. operations, serving institutions investing in European equities.
In 2002, Jean-Francois became part of the Northern Cross group as an analyst. In 2003, he became a founding partner of and portfolio manager for Northern Cross, LLC. He retired from managing public assets in December 2018 and has since split his time between his family office, his philanthropic interests and the Board of JC DECAUX, the global leader in outdoor advertising. He chairs the audit Committee of JC DECAUX.
He is a 1986 graduate of Sciences Po and a Trustee of the French Library (Boston).