Ariane de Rothschild

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Ariane de Rothschild
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Ariane de Rothschild, 2015
Ariane Langner

November 1965 (age 53)
OccupationCEO of the Edmond de Rothschild group
ChildrenNoémie de Rothschild
Alice de Rothschild
Eve de Rothschild
Olivia de Rothschild
FamilyThe Rothschild Family

Ariane de Rothschild (née Langner, born in November 1965) is President of the Executive Committee of Edmond de Rothschild since 2015, and vice-president of the Edmond de Rothschild Holding SA since 1999.[1] She has been married since 23 January 1999 to Benjamin de Rothschild, with whom she has four daughters.[2]

Early years[edit]

Ariane de Rothschild was born in San Salvador, El Salvador to a father who was a senior executive at an international pharmaceutical company. Until the age of eighteen, Ariane de Rothschild lived in Bangladesh, Colombia and the former Zaire (DRC).

First a broker at Société Générale in New York City, she then joined the U.S insurance group AIG, and oversaw its entry and development into France and Europe.

Since 2008, Ariane de Rothschild has been a board member of the major entities of Edmond de Rothschild group, and was appointed vice-president of Edmond de Rothschild SA in 2009. She was appointed President of the Executive Committee of Edmond de Rothschild in January 2015.[3]

Ariane de Rothschild holds an MBA from Pace University in New York.


Ariane de Rothschild initially joined Edmond de Rothschild to manage the Group's non-financial activities (wineries, agriculture and hospitality) and transform the philanthropic heritage of the family into an international network.[4] She runs programs such as AIMS (Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts), Count me In (Carnegie Hall, New York), Scale up (ESSEC Business School), CRECE (Unltd Spain) and the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship.[5]

She has also shifted the family's investments in private equity towards sustainable financial activities,[6] taking into account the social and environmental impacts of their operations.[7] Following this, the creation of the "Moringa fund" took place[8][9] dedicated to agroforestry in Africa and South America, as well as the "Ginkgo fund"[10] focused on brownfield redevelopment en Europe.[11][12] She also develops investments in high-potential areas, including African ventures, biotechnologies,[13] earth sciences and FinTech.

In 2008 she joined the managing board of the Group's major entities and was appointed vice-president of Edmond de Rothschild Group's supervisory board in 2009.[14][15]

Since 30 January 2015 Ariane de Rothschild is the President of the Executive Committee and oversees the Group's operations since the departure of its previous CEO, Christophe de Backer, on 14 January 2015.[16][17]

Since her appointment, Ariane de Rothschild has been conducting a strategic restructuring and modernisation of the Group regarding the Group's international activities, a new IT platform and sector-wide regulatory forecasting (MiFID II, MiFIR).[18][19] She has also made the Group's management more international and diversified, and infused a greater gender balance.[20]


de Rothschild focuses foundational efforts on arts and culture, health, social entrepreneurship and intercultural dialogue,[21] in addition to supporting extensive philanthropic activities in Israel.[22][23]

She launched the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship Program to foster intercultural dialogue through social entrepreneurship and social sciences at the University of Cambridge especially between the Jewish and Muslim communities. [24][24]

She has also encouraged the creation of a social investment bond, the first of its kind in Israel, in order to reduce the number of students dropping out of university. This investment is guaranteed by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation.[25]

Non-financial activities[edit]

Ariane de Rothschild oversees the development of non-financial activities in Edmond de Rothschild with a particular focus on "la ferme des 30 arpents" in Seine-et-Marne, near Paris, and the Group's wineries in the Bordeaux region (Château Clarke, Château Malmaison, Château des Laurets), Spain (Vega Sicilia Rothschild), in South-Africa (Ruppert & Rothschild) and Argentina (Flechos de los Andes).[26]

She also presides over the operation of the Domaine du Mont d'Arbois in Megève which offers hospitality restaurant and leisure services.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Although her husband is of Jewish background (the son of a Jewish father and a French mother who converted to Judaism), she is not Jewish.[28] She declares that she does not believe in God and has never considered conversion: "I have no problem with any religion but I do not belong to any of them."[28] Her daughters are being raised to choose what religion that they see fit: "We are a home in which there are many possibilities, from celebrating Christmas to observing Shabbat.[28] I constantly tell Benjamin that the girls will be able to choose their religion as they wish, because they are familiar with the possibilities."[28] She is deeply committed to Israel: "Israel is very precious to me. It is totally ingrained in the family, part of the legacy, part of the DNA. We are all particularly committed to Israel."[28]


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  2. ^ Corriere della Sera: "Interview with Baroness Benjamin de Rothschild" retrieved April 1, 2012
  3. ^ Odugbemi, Sina (2016-05-09). "Quote of the week: Ariane de Rothschild". People, Spaces, Deliberation. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
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  5. ^ Times, John Gapper, Financial. "Ariane de Rothschild: 'I'm just the one taking the heat' - SWI". SWI Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  6. ^ "INTERVIEW: EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD | African Wealth Report". Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  7. ^ SA, Agefi. "Le plaidoyer pour un secteur financier vraiment responsable". (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-18.
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  9. ^ Martin, Joseph. "Congrès forestier mondial : un partenariat aux objectifs ambitieux". RSE Magazine. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  10. ^ "Ambitious private equity growth path". AlphaQ. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  11. ^ "Le fonds Gingko démarre la valorisation immobilière de sept friches industrielles". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  12. ^ Daneshkhu, Scheherazade (2013-06-27). "Private passions: Heart of brightness". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
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  17. ^ Membership, FT. "Fast FT". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
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  20. ^ "Gouvernance | Edmond de Rothschild". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  21. ^ "Looking for leadership". Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  22. ^ "The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Division of Marketing & Communication". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  23. ^ Avriel, Eytan; Rolnik, Guy (2010-11-05). "Family Values". Haaretz. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  24. ^ a b Dialogue, Center for Intercultural. "Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship 2016". Center for Intercultural Dialogue. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  25. ^ "Israel launches first ever social impact bond in field of higher education". The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  26. ^ "Baron Edmond de Rothschild - Find the right wine - Our Wines - Royal Wine". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  27. ^ S.A., François Nappey, EDR Informatique. "Hôtels, restaurants, spa et golf à Megève - Domaine du Mont D'Arbois".
  28. ^ a b c d e Hareetz: "The game of the name" By Eytan Avriel and Tali Heruti-Sover November 5, 2010

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