Ariane de Rothschild was born in San Salvador. She lived in many countries during her peripatetic and cosmopolitan childhood, including Bangladesh, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After studying business in Paris and earning an MBA from Pace University, she began her career in the early 1990s in New York at Societe Generale and then at AIG, playing a central role in the finance-driven world transformation.
Married to Benjamin de Rothschild, she started by reorganising the Group’s foundations and winemaking, farming and hospitality businesses, and invested in the Gitana Team to build a new generation of transatlantic airborne boats. Gradually taking the helm at the bank from 2015 onwards, she has transformed it into a banking group positioned as a conviction-driven investment house.
Ariane de Rothschild is turning the Group squarely towards impact investment, her intimate knowledge of emerging countries and experience in philanthropy lending her the conviction that responsible finance can change the world. Her philosophy and action are informed and nurtured by inter-cultural dialogue, education, the environment, art, economic and social development, and the place of women in society, as well as by the responsibility inherent in wealth transmission. She has instilled this spirit of engagement, boldness and responsibility across the entire Edmond de Rothschild Group, the Board of which she has chaired since 2019.