Florent SILVE


En résumé

I am a senior economist and data scientist with 8+ years’ experience leveraging the power of data analytics to unlock insight and inform complex business, policy and financial decisions. I have developed quantitative analyses in support of large investments assessment, advisory projects and financial litigation cases in advanced and emerging markets.

Building on a background in mathematics, physics and economics, I have notably led or been involved in the development of valuation, forecasting and credit risk models; econometric models (including GLM regressions, panel regressions, time series analyses, survival models, regression discontinuity); cost-benefit analyses. Other areas in which I have experience include: financial modeling, VaR analyses, loss causation, sentiment analyses, survey design.

Over the past few years, as technical program manager, I have led cross-functional teams for the delivery of data driven consulting projects and analytics solutions for clients in industry, the financial sector, and international development. My responsibilities ranged from designing data science delivery models, building primary data acquisition frameworks and analytics strategies, writing and deploying end-to-end ETL applications, to creating dashboards and interactive visualizations, writing and presenting insights reports. I have managed client relationships and have a strong interest in building and managing a diverse team of subject-matter experts, data scientists and engineers. I am looking to connect with entrepreneurs and industry leaders who ambition to tackle key challenges in finance, health, energy, IoT and analytics sectors.

Technical skills:
Languages: Python (preferred), R, SQL
Statistical software / packages: pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, Stata, Matlab
Data visualization: Tableau, Plotly, D3.js, CartoDB, mapbox
Big data ecosystems: Spark, Google BigQuery
Database/cloud infrastructures: MySQL, AWS Redshift/S3, Google Cloud
Spatial statistics: ArcGIS


  • Ancien President de Physique-Chimie Avenir, Junior-Entreprise de l'ESPCI - Président

  • Premise Data - Team Lead, Data Science and Program Management

    2015 - maintenant By integrating data science, mobile computing, and local on-demand social networks, Premise is building out a global network on a hyperlocal basis that enables real-time human and sensor data collection, analytics and real-time feedback into public sector and commercial operation optimization.
  • EconOne Research - Manager

    2014 - 2015 Financial Services Industry Practice

    Quantitative modeling and valuation of a variety of complex financial assets.

    Focus areas:

    - Risk analytics
    - Derivatives
    - Structured products and complex financial instruments (RMBS, CDO)
    - Securitization
    - Credit risk modeling
    - Financial risk management
    - Market manipulations
    - Energy and commodity markets
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Economist - Office of the Chief Economist

    2012 - 2014 April 14 – October 14 | Research Economist
    April 12 – March 14 | Project & Sector Economist, Energy & Natural Resources
    June 11 – March 12 | Economic Analyst

    Research Economist Role

    Co-author of EBRD 2014 Transition Report on firm productivity and innovation. The report analyses how innovation can help increase firm productivity and boost economic growth
    Construction & management of large data sets for the transition report
    Econometric & statistical analyses using time series / panel data
    Ad-hoc macroeconomic analyses & economic briefings

    Transaction Advisory Role

    As project economist, worked with investment & credit officers on the origination, structuring & appraisal of debt/equity transactions in energy & natural resources sectors
    Performed analysis of macroeconomic, regulatory, sector & market risks of potential investments
    Led the assessment of potential economic impact and associated risk of investments
    Contributed to the drafting and presentation of investment memoranda to the Bank’s Credit Committee and Board of Directors for approval
    Monitored performance and assessed ex post impact of individual investments and sector portfolio

    Energy Sector Advisory Role

    As energy sector economist, provided sector expertise to senior management/Board on energy sector issues
    Prepared/disseminated sector-wide assessment of structural reform needs and progress in EBRD’s 34 countries of operations, to support sector/country strategies formulation, business planning, origination/design of transactions and associated technical assistance and policy dialogue
    Led/contributed to Bank’s efforts in supporting policy and regulatory reforms in energy/extractive sectors through strategy papers, technical advisory services (including on policy, regulatory reform, corporate governance, transparency) and policy dialogue with clients and regional partners (governments, regulators, private sector and other International Financial Institutions)
  • Banque Européenne pour la Reconstruction et le Développement - Economic Analyst - Office of the Chief Economist

    2011 - 2012
  • Microeconomix - Consultant

    2010 - 2011 Energy and Climate Practice

    Consultancy projects in electricity and natural gas sectors. Selected engagements:
    - Supporting analysis for a litigation case between 2 utilities: analysis of the impact of the financial/economic crisis on the US energy sector and on the valuation of coal power plants
    - Analysis for a TSO of Interconnection Charging Arrangements
    - Supporting analysis for a study on regulatory improvements to foster the development of smart grids
    - Advice to a natural gas TSO on incentive-based regulation
    - Economic analysis of the regulation of natural gas retail tariffs in France
  • The Brattle Group - London - Research Analyst - Intern

    2009 - 2009 Research on Gas Security in Eastern Europe and on Electricity Markets in Latin America.
  • University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics - Research Assistant

    2009 - 2009 Electricity Policy Research Group

    Economics and politics of gas security in Eastern Europe
  • Imperial College London - Research Assistant

    London 2008 - 2008 Energy Futures Lab - Fuel cell group

    Research project on fuel cell / battery hybrid systems
  • Schlumberger, Dubai, UAE - Project Engineer

    2007 - 2007 In charge of the development of new research activities on enhanced oil recovery methods.


  • Ecole Polytechnique

    Palaiseau 2009 - 2011 Master Economics and Public Policy
  • Institut D'Etudes Politiques

    Paris 2009 - 2011 Master in Economics and Public Policy
  • University Of Cambridge (Cambridge)

    Cambridge 2008 - 2009 MPhil in Technology Policy

    First Class Honour

    Main focus: Energy and environmental policy

    Dissertation: Gas security in Eastern Europe: the case of Bulgaria
  • Ecole Supérieure De Physique Et De Chimie Industrielles

    2005 - 2008 Diplome d'Ingénieur (MSc), Physics, Chemistry, Biology

    Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles - Paris

    Major: Physics / Option: Nuclear Physics
  • Lycée Du Parc

    Lyon 2003 - 2005 PCSI / PC*


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