Olivier Beroud

Visiting Professor

Olivier is a senior adviser on a variety of credit rating and finance sector organisations. He advises a number of pension funds and international banks on risk and corporate governance matters. 

He has over 25 years’ experience in rating agencies and banking. He was until recently Managing Director, Head of EMEA for Moody’s, based in London. In that capacity, Olivier was responsible for the rating agency’s strategy and operations. He was previously a Managing Director in Moody’s corporate ratings business and ran Barclays Banks Plc’s Ratings Advisory Group from 2006 to 2011. 

He sits on the Audit and Assurance committee of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in London and lectures in risk and corporate governance at ISG and SKEMA business schools in France. 


Finance strategy, credit analysis and credit ratings advisory, ESG and impact advisory, rating methodologies, risk management, operational controls, investor relations, strategy, pension risk assessment, board governance


Beroud Consulting Ltd (independent consultancy), Founder:  2016 – present
The London Institute of Banking & Finance, Visiting Professor
Qbera Capital LLP (credit fund; developed Green Impact Rating Methodology), Senior Adviser
Runs an advisory Covenant Assessment practice for UK Pension funds
EDHEC Business School (Masters Finance Programme), Lecturer
Galileo Fintech Ltd (start-up internet lending platform to Italian SMEs), Non-Executive Director

  • Investor Services, Managing Director: 2011–16
  • EMEA, Regional Head, MD: 2013–16
  • EMEA, Corporate Ratings, MD: 2011–12

Barclays Bank Plc, Various roles leading to Global Head of Ratings Advisory & Risk Appetite, Barclays Global Corporate: 2006–10
Standard & Poor’s, London (Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Metals & Mining), Team Leader and Senior Director: 1996–2006
Banque Natexis (formerly BFCE), London, Assistant Manager
Moore Stephens, London, Consultant: 1989–1994


MBA, Finance Specialism (Commendation), Cass Business School, City, University of London: 1993–95
Degree, Finance & Management, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris: 1986–89

Professional qualifications

Pension Management Institute, Award in Pension Trusteeship: 2017
Diploma, Company Direction (Distinction), Institute of Directors, London: 2016


Adviser to Executive Board, Vedanta Resources Plc (Global diversified metals and mining company; seconded from Barclays): 2009–10

French, English


RSA, Fellow
CSFI, individual member

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