The trainer has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and investment banking. He is an experienced financial trainer who has delivered courses for leading financial institutions and central banks in the City of London, Wall Street and around the world in the areas of Corporate Finance, Valuation (Industrials and Banks), Financial Modelling, M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions), Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Financial Accounting, Capital Markets, Bank Regulatory Capital and Financial Risks, both in English and French.
He began his career as a Credit Analyst (VC investment analyst) at Banque Continentale in Luxembourg, where he conducted credit analyses for short and long-term credits and participation in loan syndications. He then worked as a Senior Auditor for Deloitte & Touche in Luxembourg, auditing and preparing financial statements for a variety of banks, insurance, investment funds, venture capital investment and commercial pre-IPO tech companies.
He continued his career in Investment Banking at Citigroup (ex-Salomon Smith Barney) in London and New York, where he worked on a variety of M&A, LBO and debt offerings, mainly for financial services clients. He was involved in the EUR 20 billion public offer of Crédit Lyonnais by Crédit Agricole, one of the largest European banking transactions.
He then worked as a Vice-President in the internal M&A department of Barclays Bank in London, where his experience included the acquisition of ABSA for US$ 5 billion, one of the leading South African banks, the purchase of ING Private Banking in France and the failed acquisition of Banco Atlantico in Spain.
Recently, he was a Director in the Investment Banking department of Commercial International Bank (CIB), the largest non-government bank in Egypt, where he has successfully completed several transactions, including two sell-side M&A deals, one follow-on equity offering and a delisting. He worked extensively with leading sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms and prominent families in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
The trainer is currently a senior advisor to an M&A practice based in Paris and focuses on buy-side and sell-side transactions, mainly in the technology sector.
The trainer has an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Groupe INSEEC (“International Management Institute of Paris”). He also holds « Series 7 » and « Series 63 » US licenses.