Managing Partner, Paulownia Partners
Rodolphe (Rudy) de Candé is the founder and managing partner at Paulownia Partners, an advisory firm offering business development solutions leading to the transformation for a sustainable economy. Soon after its launch in October 2023, Paulownia strategically partnered with Impax Asset Management on expansion efforts within Canada.
Prior to starting Paulownia Partners, Rudy spent more than 20 years at BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) as Head of Business Development in the UK, US and Canada. In his most recent role at BNPP AM, Rudy spent 9 years developing relationships with asset owners and distribution partners across Canada. Rudy started his career with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Argentina.
Rudy completed his postgrad degree in finance and management at the European Business School Paris (EBS Paris). Outside of work, Rudy has recently started a tree planting project of paulownias in France. Paulownias are most known for their environmental benefits, including carbon sequestration, biodiversity support, water efficiency and soil erosion control. He is also an active member of “Sandwich Sans Nom,” a charity organization helping the homeless in Montreal.