Isabelle Xoual is a Managing Director at Lazard and has been working with the Firm since 1998. She is a member of Lazard Paris executive committee.. She had previously been an M&A advisor at Rothschild from 1991-1998. She has been involved in numerous transactions involving large state-owned industrial companies and has led advisory assignments for private companies and financial sponsors (acquisitions, disposals, restructuring, cross border transactions, public take-over, defense against activists ….) in a wide variety of industries including retail, healthcare, aerospace, industrials, natural resources, food and consumer. She is supporting the Rising Talent Program for the Women's Forum. "The Women’s Forum is an outstanding global platform that gives women visibility for their ideas and drives change in society and in the workplace. Lazard is proud to sponsor the Rising Talent initiative, which fits well with our ongoing effort to improve gender balance, and promote diversity and inclusion. As a trusted advisor to many business leaders globally, we believe that it has become key to identify, support and promote the next generation of global talented women with remarkable skills, courage and leadership. We are very pleased to see how these Rising Talents have succeeded in their fields and how each of them has tremendous positive impact in their communities."