Jean-Luc Biamonti ’78
Société des Bains de Mer
Jean-Luc Biamonti is the chairman of the Société des Bains de Mer in the Principality of Monaco. He was born in Monaco and received his undergraduate degree from ESSEC in Paris. After three years of working with the French bank Paribas, he attended the Columbia Business School and received his MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma) in 1978.
From 1979 to 1980, Mr. Biamonti was head of the mergers and acquisitions department of the Nestlé Group, and he served as vice president of finance for Nestlé Capital Corporation from 1981 to 1982. In 1983, he joined the First Boston Corporation/CSFB in its New York mergers and acquisitions department.
He moved to its London office in 1984, where he was responsible for southern Europe M&A activities until 1987. Mr. Biamonti joined Wasserstein Perella in 1988 as managing director and cohead of the London office. He was responsible for continental Europe M&A activities until 1991, when he became managing director at Crédit Lyonnais Securities, serving as head of worldwide M&A business for the Crédit Lyonnais Group.
Mr. Biamonti joined Goldman Sachs International in 1993 as vice president in charge of key relations in France and Belgium. He was promoted to managing director in 1996, to cohead of investment banking for France and Belgium in 2000 and to head of the consumer and retail group in 2002. Mr. Biamonti was chairman of the consumer and retail group when he concluded his career at Goldman Sachs International.
He has an interest in contemporary art. Mr. Biamonti and his wife, Joelle, have three sons.