Mr. Vimont is Managing Partner and Head of Strategy, Ares SSG. Additionally, Mr. Vimont serves as a member on the Ares Credit Group's European Direct Lending Investment Committee, the Ares Private Equity Group's Asia Investment Committee and the Ares SSG and Secured Lending Funds Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2007, he was a Director in the Financial Sponsor Group of Barclays, where he focused on leveraged finance, established the French business in Paris and was appointed Head of Continental Europe for middle market leveraged finance. Mr. Vimont holds a Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in Management, with distinction, from the French Grande Ecole ESCP Europe. He also holds an ACT (Association of Corporate Treasurers) qualification.