Antoine was an entrepreneur in Madagascar during 8 years in which he set up, developed and then sold out three clothing companies (2,500 employees in total).
Previously, between 1988 to 1994, he was manager at Bain & Co in Paris and London. He has a Master Degree in Management from ESCP-Europe and a MBA from INSEAD.
Alexis has been an entrepreneur in digital media and real estate during 15 years prior to joining Adenia in 2016. He also served as an officer in the French Navy Seals. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School
Stephane joined Adenia Partners in 2019 as Managing Director for West Africa and member of the Board. He was previously Managing Director and CEO of Wendel Africa. He led the investment strategy of Wendel in Africa where the group invested over $1Bn since 2013. Stephane was previously a Partner at Atlas Venture, an international venture capital fund with $2.5Bn under management. He began his career at Bain & Company where he conducted studies in the telecom, banking and private equity industry in Europe and Central America. Stephane graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris and Sciences Po Paris, and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).
Fund Administration Team
With Adenia since 2006, Firdosh is experienced in Corporate Finance, Consolidation and Audit with EY. She is a fellow of the ACCA.
Fund Administration Team
At Adenia since 2003, Feizal has experience in the Audit, Tax and Business Advisory services with EY and Deloitte. He is a fellow of the ACCA.
Martha has more than ten years experience as a private equity investment professional. She developed her deal skills at mid-market private equity firm RFE Investment Partners in the US, and most recently at Catalyst Principal Partners an east African private equity firm in Kenya. Martha started her career executing leveraged buy-out transactions at Citigroup in New York. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lafayette College in the US and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Principal at Adenia since 2011, Florent worked as a consultant for Bain & Co (Paris) for six years, conducting more than 20 projects of strategy, private equity due diligence, organization, performance improvement and transformation in various sectors, with a strong focus on emerging markets.
He also previously worked in the investment team of Eurazeo, a French large cap private equity firm. Florent is a graduate from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris), majoring in Finance.
At Adenia since 2012, Nnennia has six years experience as a private equity investment professional and business strategist. She developed her deal skills at Sverica International, a lower middle-market buyout firm based in San Francisco.
Nnennia also worked for the International Finance Corporation based in Lagos, Nigeria. She began her career as a management consultant at the Monitor Group (Boston). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
At Adenia since 2014, Charles spent over four years at the Boston Consulting Group as a management consultant, developing skills in business strategy development, operations, performance management, organization and industry specific topics from project experience in the US, Europe and Africa.
Previously he worked as an engineer at Applied Materials, providing project execution and management and engineering support within the semiconductor industry. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
At Adenia since 2011, Christophe previously worked as Senior Investment Officer and then Deputy Head of the Private Equity division of Proparco (AFD Group) in Paris for five years, making direct and fund investments in Brazil, Africa and MENA regions. He had previously worked at Lazard Frères (Paris) for three years as an Associate, involved in both French and cross-border merger operations.
Christophe is a post-graduate from Sciences-Po (Paris) in Economic Development and Political Studies. He also holds a Master in Finance and Business Studies from EDHEC School of Management (Lille), in France.
Investment Manager at Adenia Partners since 2019, Ms. Fayelle Ouane is an experienced entrepreneur and general manager with over 12 years of experience in Africa. She launched and ran Suguba, a platform that focused on boosting early-stage entrepreneurship in Francophone West Africa by providing capacity building services to start-ups and SMEs. Prior to that, she spent 8 years in the Novartis Group, where she held various senior management positions and developed her skills in investment, business strategy development and execution, marketing and general management. She started her career as a strategy consultant for private equity, consumer products and industrial clients in Rwanda, the U.S. and Europe.
She holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
At Adenia since 2013, Koloina previously worked at mergers and acquisitions firms in Paris and Madagascar. She started her career as a financial analyst for GE Capital in Paris. Koloina holds a Master’s degree from Paris Dauphine, majoring in Finance and focusing on Emerging Markets, and an MBA from INSEAD.
At Adenia since 2006, Tojo previously worked for a Malagasy venture capital fund, where he learned private equity fundamentals and financial modeling. Tojo studied at ESC Rouen (France) where he obtained a degree at IFI (Institut de Formation Internationale) and a masters’ degree of International Business Development.
Fund Administration Team
With Adenia since 2007, Poonam worked in corporate services for the past 10 years, previously at Aida Real Estate SA. She holds a Bsc (Hons) in Business Administration & Management from University of Mauritius and is partly ICSA qualified.
Fund Administration Team
With Adenia since September 2016, Anju has over 16 years’ experience in the corporate services sector. She holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Management and is Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (UK).
Jermaine joined Adenia in 2017 and is based in Ghana. Prior to joining Adenia, Jermaine worked in Corporate Development for DS Smith Plc, where he focused on M&A. He previously worked in Citigroup’s Investment Banking team in the UK. Jermaine holds a BSc in Management from the Warwick Business School.
At Adenia since 2019, Nelly previously worked as a Transaction Services Associate for PwC (Paris) for 3 years. Nelly holds a Master in Corporate Finance & Financial Engineering from Paris Dauphine.
At Adenia since 2017, Pierre-Alexandre previoulsy worked as an M&A analyst at Rothschild and Société Générale. Pierre-Alexandre holds a MSc. in Corporate Finance and Management from EM Lyon.
At Adenia since 2019, Elise previoulsy worked at Creadev, where she participated to the opening of its office in Nairobi. Elise holds a MSc. in Public and Private Management from HEC Paris and Sciences Po Paris.
• Managing Director of Adenia
• Chairman and CEO of UNIMA, one of the largest private groups in Madagascar
• Previously financial analyst at BFCE (New York)
• Studied at ESSEC (France)
Jean-Loup Brousse de Gersigny
• Founder of Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) and Managing Director until 2004, leading mezzanine fund in Europe
• Currently advisor and director for a few private equity funds as nonexecutive
• MBA from the London Business School
• Co-founder and Managing Partner of BC Partners between 1987 and 2005, leading private equity fund manager in Europe • Previously, Chief Executive of the commercial refrigeration division Thomson SA, and Chief Executive of Lohr SA, a car transporter manufacturer
• 8 years’ experience investing in unlisted companies at IDI • Engineering degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD
• Founder and Managing Director of Adenia
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