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    • Elias
      Dib

      Senior Associate

      Paris

      Biography

      Elias is a Senior Associate within the Business Development team. He joined Quilvest Capital Partners in 2020 and is based in Paris. Elias ensures, through his interactions with the Investment and Operation teams, a coverage of the various Business Development activities, which include defining the BD strategy, building marketing materials, coordinating fundraising activities and participating in consulting assignments for family offices (family governance & transition, investment strategy, etc.)

       

      Prior to joining Quilvest Capital Partners, Elias was an MBA intern at Reach Capital, an independent fundraising and strategic advisory firm specialized in the Alternative Assets industry. He also spent 5 years at Deloitte Paris in the Risk Advisory practice working on various leading industrial clients assignments.

      Elias holds an MBA from HEC Paris and an MSc in Engineering from EFREI Paris.

    • Edouard
      du Breuil

      Principal

      Paris

      Biography

      Edouard is a Principal at Quilvest Capital Partners. He has spent the last 14+ years working with families, family offices, business owners, and management teams on a variety of topics including mergers and acquisitions, financing, wealth creation and preservation, and family governance issues.

      He currently focuses on advising top-tier families to ensure their objectives are met both in terms of assets performance and unity of their members. Select recent assignments include the monitoring of a family asset allocation strategy, the drafting and implementation of a new family governance, the facilitation of a family generational transition, the conception of initiatives designed to encourage a family unity and entrepreneurship programs, the organization and animation of multiple family shareholder assemblies.

      He also serves as the Chief of Staff and CFO of the Advisory Council of a leading international family.

      Prior to joining Quilvest Capital Partners, Edouard spent five years in New York, mostly at the auction house Christie’s where he was the Business Director of Private Sales for the North American region. He was in charge of the management of the Private Sales channel for the Impressionist, Post-War and other departments. He was also involved in the organization of high-end Private Sales exhibitions designed to promote the works of both renowned and promising artists.

      From 2006 to 2011, Edouard worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Lazard in Paris where he advised entrepreneurs and family business owners on corporate divestitures and acquisitions covering a wide range of industries including retail, food, automotive, insurance, transportation, accommodation, and industrials.

      Edouard holds a MSc in Management from ESCP Europe, with a major in Finance.

      He is married with three children.

    • Karim
      Kouatli

      Analyst

      Paris

      Biography

      Karim is an Analyst in the Paris office and part of the Business Development team.

      He is in charge of Investor Relations and reporting. Karim also focuses on monitoring Quilvest’s private debt funds, SBIC.

       

      Prior to joining Quilvest Private Equity, Karim worked for a Middle Eastern-based family office where he was in charge of investments due diligence and portfolio monitoring.

      Karim holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University of Paris.

    • Grégoire
      Le Blanc de Choisay

      Director

      Paris

      Biography

      Grégoire joined Quilvest in 2007. He works on the due diligence of direct investments and private equity funds primarily in Europe. He also participates in the monitoring and reporting of QS PEP.

      Prior to that, Gregoire worked in mergers and acquisitions, notably at Deloitte and Crédit Agricole where he was involved in the execution of transactions in the service industry and manufacturing sector.

      He also has a previous experience in audit and financial controlling.

      He graduated from La Sorbonne (MSG) and holds a master in financial engineering from ESLSCA, awarded with honors.

    • Jean
      Reiminger

      Vice President

      Paris

      Biography

      Jean Reiminger is Vice President at Quilvest, responsible for developing relationships with family offices and business partners.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in Paris, he worked in London advising and raising capital for high quality mid-market buyout and growth fund managers.

      He started his career in Madrid at Societe Generale Asset Management where he was helping to customize portfolios of traditional and alternative investments for Spanish institutions. He then moved to New York to join the alternative investments division of Lyxor Asset Management, a fully owned subsidiary of Societe General with $160bn under management. There, he focused on helping to due diligence hedge fund managers and developing businesses with US institutions. He notably worked on large advisory mandates with Calstrs and Ontario Teachers, establishing the Lyxor brand in North America.

       

      He then joined Chenavari Investment Managers in London, a $5bn credit alternative asset manager. He successfully launched their first UCITS long/short credit fund and raised capital for various credit investment strategies across the liquidity spectrum.

      Overall, he spent most of his career between New York and London developing businesses and deep relationships with institutions, private investors and fund managers.

      He is passionate about alternative investments, having worked with a broad range of asset classes from venture capital, buyout, growth, private credit to hedge funds and liquid alts. He has deep interest in early stage and disruptive companies as well as impact investing.

      Jean graduated with honors from University of Paris Dauphine in 2009.

    • Marc
      Tavakolian

      Director

      Paris

      Biography

      Marc joined Quilvest’s Business Development team in 2018. He brings 18 years of experience in developing and managing relationships with Family Offices and Institutions across Europe with a focus on the DACH region and in the conception of tailor-made investment solutions across equities, fixed income securities, commodities and currencies.

      Marc started his career as an Equity Derivatives sales for listed and structured investment products for the German, Austrian and South African market at Société Générale’s Corporate and Investment Bank.

      After 6 years he moved to Exane BNP Paribas to help develop a Cross Asset investment franchise in Europe with a focus on Private Banks & Family Offices and Cross Asset investment solutions as well as Alternative Investments.

      In 2012, Marc returned to Société Générale to lead the Business Development efforts within Global Markets, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as in the UK, focusing on two clients segments: Single Family Offices and Holding companies. Marc and the team’s role was to advise clients on bespoke Cross Asset investment solutions, share financing and strategic equity stake management.

      Marc studied at San Francisco State University, University of California Berkeley and University of Cologne, Germany from which he holds an MBA in Finance. He is fluent in five languages and married with two children.

    • Daniel
      Toledano

      Vice President

      Paris

      Biography

      Daniel joined Quilvest Capital Partners in 2019 and is a Vice-President, based in Paris. Daniel works closely with the Business Development, Investment, Operation teams on tasks covering the whole spectrum of Business Development activities, including the development of the strategy for the BD team, and consulting assignments for families offices across the globe on various topics such as investment strategy, or corporate & family governance.

      Prior to joining Quilvest Capital Partners, Daniel spent two years as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. He worked on various client assignments, covering a wide range of corporate and strategic topics (market entry, growth strategy, digital transformation, operating model, etc.), and focusing on Private Equity Due Diligences and Corporate Turnaround projects.

      Daniel holds an MBA from INSEAD as well as two MSc in Engineering from the IFP-School and ESCPE Lyon.

      He is married with one child.

    • Marta
      Wypusz

      Vice President

      Paris

      Biography

      Marta is a Vice-President in the Paris office. She is part of the Investor Relations team and also works on the due diligence of fund investments in Central Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2011, Marta completed internships with BNP Paribas in the Global Equity & Commodity Derivatives department, where she was working at the European Convertible Bonds desk, and in Carrefour Property, a Real Estate arm of Carrefour Group, where she was part of the Corporate Finance team.

      Marta received M.Sc. in Management with specialization in Finance from ESCP Europe and M.Sc. in International Business from Poznan University of Economics. She is also CFA Level II candidate.

    • Emile
      Zakhia

      Partner, Executive Committee Member, Head of Business Development

      Paris

      Biography

      Emile is a Partner, he is in charge of Business Development and Consulting globally. He is a member of  the Executive Committee.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Emile was the CEO of AXA Group Solutions, the subsidiary in charge of processes and IT convergence globally (750 professionals serving 25 AXA entities in 16 countries).

      From 1994 to 2008, Emile was with Accenture, where he lead numerous strategy and organization assignments for some of Europe’s leading Banks and Insurance Companies.

      He was promoted to Partner in 2004, and was appointed Managing Director of the French Insurance Practice in 2007.

      Emile sits on several Family and business Boards.

      Emile is a graduate of IEP Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). He is married with three children.

  • New York

    • Ali
      Husseini

      Partner

      New York

      Biography

      Ali is a Partner, with responsibilities to develop and manage Quilvest’s investor base, and he is based out of the NY office.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Ali was Senior Vice President at Middle East Capital Group, a regional investment bank, heading the organization’s capital markets and fund raising activities.

      Ali started his career in 1986 at the Saudi French Bank, the Saudi affiliate of Banque IndoSuez. Following a year in the credit department, Ali moved to the Bank’s treasury and capital market department, and became a trader in the Foreign Exchange and Forward Currencies markets. In 1988 he moved to London with Saudi International Bank, in the forward currency trading unit and then in the asset management department as an Assistant Investment Manager, focusing on commodities based companies in the Canadian and Australian equity markets. In 1994, Ali rejoined the Saudi French Bank to head its Private Banking Department, in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia.

      Ali is a graduate of the George Washington University, Washington DC.

    • Megan
      Sandler

      Vice President

      New York

      Biography

      Megan Sandler joined Quilvest in 2019. She has over thirteen years of experience working in various capacities within the financial services industry. Prior to joining Quilvest, she served as a Director at Schechter Wealth, where she focused on building their private capital platform for family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Before moving to Schechter, Megan was a Senior Vice President at Swiss Select Advisors, an emerging market equities hedge fund. She was also a Vice President of Prime Brokerage and Capital Introduction at Bank of New York Convergex and an Energy Securities Trading Analyst at Tudor Pickering Holt Securities.

       

      Megan attended Rice University in Houston, Texas. She graduated with two Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Visual Arts and History, and a minor in Economics.

  • Hong Kong

  • London

  • Dubai

    • Lama
      Bou Dargham

      Associate

      Dubai

      Biography

      Lama Bou Dargham is an Associate at Quilvest Capital Partners.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2015, Lama was a teaching assistant in the Finance department in the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut where she was responsible for mentoring MBA students and seniors in advanced finance courses.

      She earned her CFA Charter in April 2019 and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Emirates.

       

      Lama studied Mathematics in the Lebanese University in Beirut and then pursued a BSc. in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and graduated with High Distinction and President’s award from the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut in 2015.

      She is married with no kids.

    • Carlos
      Heneine

      Senior Executive Officer

      Dubai

      Biography

      Carlos Héneiné is Senior Executive Officer of Quilvest Dubai, which handles co-investor relationships with regional family offices and institutions. He is the co-founder of Quilvest Private Equity in Emerging Markets and a Senior Advisor to Quilvest Private Equity, serving on the Investment Committee of Quilvest Global Funds and EM Co-investments.

      Carlos started his career at British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) and after his MBA embarked on a 10 year stint in Consulting at Booz Allen and Hamilton (now Booz Inc) and Mercer Management (now Oliver Wyman).

      He shifted to the financial sector in 1999 when he joined Banque Saradar as Head of Strategy before assuming his functions at Quilvest in 2005.

      Carlos holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology at London University. He is an Advisory board member or board observer on a number of Quilvest’s funds and co-investments. In addition Carlos is on the Latin Council of EMPEA, the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. He is married with twin daughters.

    • Serge
      Rafie

      Senior Advisor

      Dubai

      Biography

      Serge is a Senior Advisor at Quilvest Private Equity and is responsible for Business Development in the Levant and M.E.N.A. regions and Turkey.

      Before joining Quilvest, Serge spent over 15 years at Merrill Lynch – Bank of America in Paris acting as a Senior First Vice President, he was in charge of  wealth management and fund raising in the Middle East and Turkey and was the initiator of the North African desk. Prior to that and until 1995 , Serge was a Managing Director at Banque Française de l’Orient a subsidiary of Indosuez Bank where he overviewed for more than 11 years the bank’s commercial and international trading activities in the Middle East and Africa.

      Before shifting to Banking in 1984 , Serge started his career in 1980 as a Managing Partner in a private soft commodity company and acted as a Consultant for several Multinational Companies wishing to establish themselves in the Levant region.

      Serge is a graduate of the American University of Beirut – Lebanon,  he holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Banking and Finance (with distinction).

    • Hatem
      Shihabi

      Director

      Dubai

      Biography

      Hatem is a Director in the Dubai office.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Hatem was a founding member of the Principal Investments division at Samba Capital in Riyadh, focusing on alternative investment opportunities including private equity and real estate. Hatem also worked on M&A, ECM, and financing advisory transactions within the Corporate Finance & Investment Banking division at Samba Capital.

      Previously, Hatem initiated and managed a joint-venture investment at Tamor Trading & Contracting Company in Riyadh. He also worked on global private equity and listed equity investments and portfolio company management at Dubai International Capital in Dubai. Hatem started his career in finance at Banque Saudi Fransi in Riyadh, an affiliate of the Credit Agricole Group.

      Hatem holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

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