Ariane de Rothschild

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Ariane de Rothschild
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Ariane de Rothschild, 2015
Born Ariane Langner
November 1965 (age 50)
El Salvador
Nationality French
Occupation CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild group
Spouse(s) Benjamin de Rothschild (m. 1999)
Children Noémie de Rothschild, Alice de Rothschild, Eve de Rothschild, Olivia de Rothschild
Family The Rothschild Family

Ariane Elizabeth de Rothschild (née Langner, born in November 1965 in El Salvador) 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 to Benjamin de Rothschild since January 23, 1999 with whom she has four daughters.[2]


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

Early years[edit]

Ariane de Rothschild was born in 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, 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 is also vice-president of SFHM (vineyards and hotels), honorary vice-president of RIT Capital Partners (UK), administrator to Baron et Baronne Associés (champagne) and on the Supervisory Board of Siaci Saint Honoré.[3] She is also the President of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, a philanthropic network comprising the family foundations.

She was appointed President of the Executive Committee of Edmond de Rothschild in January 2015.


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 is committed to social empowerment through the arts and entrepreneurship with 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, taking into account the social and environmental impacts of their operations.[6] This vision paved the way for the creation of the "Moringa fund"[7][8] dedicated to agroforestry in Africa and South America, as well as the "Ginkgo fund"[9] focused on brownfield redevelopment en Europe.[10][11] She also develops investments in high-potential areas, including African ventures, biotechnologies,[12] 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.[13][14]

Since January 30, 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 January 14, 2015.[15][16]

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 plateform and sector-wide regulatory forecasting (MiFID II, MiFIR).[17][18] She has also made the Group's management more international and diversified, and infused a greater gender balance.[19]

Alongside her husband, who is the chairman of the supervisory board, Ariane de Rothschild embodies the preservation of the family' shareholder structure and its focus on sustainable finance at a time when "the banking sector must ensure its stability, regain the confidence of the public and contribute to the growth and progress through its ethical behavior".[20][21]


She has dedicated herself to the family's foundations, focused on arts and culture, health, social entrepreneurship and intercultural dialogue, in addition to supporting extensive philanthropic activities in Israel.[22][23]

Ariane de Rothschild also launched a unique program and network to foster intercultural dialogue through social entrepreneurship and social sciences at the University of Cambridge especially between the Jewish and Muslim communities. This program carries her name, as the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship Program, with more than 150 Fellows graduated from this program since 2009. Applications and selection for the program starts in January each year.[24][25]

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.[26]

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).[27]

She also presides over the operation of the Domaine du Mont d'Arbois in Megève which offers hospitality restaurant and leisure services.[28]

Media Statements and Public Speeches[edit]

  • Global Landscape Forum : Speech on the sustainable uses of soils for COP21[29]
  • Herzliya conference : Speech on resilience[30]
  • ESSEC Scale up : Speech un support of social entrepreneurs[31]
  • Speech on her vision within the Rothschild family's historical practice of philanthropy[32]
  • EY entrepreneur ceremony to reward entrepreneurial spirit and social commitment[33]


  1. ^ Bray, Chad. "Edmond de Rothschild Group Names Chairman's Wife as C.E.O.". DealBook. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  2. ^ Corriere della Sera: "Interview with Baroness Benjamin de Rothschild" retrieved April 1, 2012
  3. ^ Gapper, John. "Lunch with the FT: Ariane de Rothschild". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Les Fondations Edmond de Rothschild mobilisées pour l'éducation". Les Echos Business (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  5. ^ Times, John Gapper, Financial. "Ariane de Rothschild: ‘I’m just the one taking the heat’ - SWI". SWI Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  6. ^ SA, Agefi. "Le plaidoyer pour un secteur financier vraiment responsable". (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  7. ^ "August 2013, Moringa first closing - Korys". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  8. ^ Martin, Joseph. "Congrès forestier mondial : un partenariat aux objectifs ambitieux". RSE Magazine. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  9. ^ "Ambitious private equity growth path". AlphaQ. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  10. ^ "Le fonds Gingko démarre la valorisation immobilière de sept friches industrielles". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  11. ^ Daneshkhu, Scheherazade (2013-06-27). "Private passions: Heart of brightness". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  12. ^ "Levée record de 192 millions d'euros pour Edmond de Rothschild". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  13. ^ "Rothschild, un certain art de vivre". Le Figaro. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  14. ^ Bray, Chad. "Edmond de Rothschild Group Names Chairman's Wife as C.E.O.". DealBook. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  15. ^ Bourse, Zone. "Edmond de Rothschild : Ariane de Rothschild nommée Présidente du Comité Exécutif". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  16. ^ Membership, FT. "Fast FT". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  17. ^ "Ariane de Rothschild : " Il faut arrêter d’être timoré, il faut être fier d’être banquier ! "". (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  18. ^ "Ariane de Rothschild: "La fin du secret bancaire pousse à être innovant"". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  19. ^ "Gouvernance | Edmond de Rothschild". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  20. ^ "Ariane de Rothschild, plaidoyer pour une finance responsable". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  21. ^ "Baroness Ariane de Rothschild - Global Landscapes Forum Paris 5-6 Dec". Global Landscapes Forum Paris 5-6 Dec. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  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. ^ Dialogue, Center for Intercultural. "Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship 2016". Center for Intercultural Dialogue. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  25. ^ Dialogue, Center for Intercultural. "Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship 2016". Center for Intercultural Dialogue. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  26. ^ "Israel launches first ever social impact bond in field of higher education". The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  27. ^ "Baron Edmond de Rothschild - Find the right wine - Our Wines - Royal Wine". Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
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  29. ^ Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) (2015-12-05), Ariane de Rothschild Opening Keynote GLF 2015, retrieved 2016-04-04 
  30. ^ HerzliyaConference (2014-06-08), Baroness Ariane de Rothschild speaking at the 14th Annual Herzliya Conference inaugural ceremony, retrieved 2016-04-04 
  31. ^ ebdrf1 (2010-11-09), SCALE-UP 2010 : Une cure de croissance pour les entrepreneurs sociaux, retrieved 2016-04-04 
  32. ^ Fondation de France (2014-03-14), Ariane de Rothschild, présidente des Fondations Edmond de Rothschild, retrieved 2016-04-04 
  33. ^ Bluebaobab (2009-12-03), Prix de l'entrepreneur - Ariane de Rothschild - Georges Dao, retrieved 2016-04-04 

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