Jaume serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at BlackPearl Financial Group Ltd. Based in London, UK and BlackPearl Eastern & Southern Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also President and CEO of Acuster Capital, a fund management company based in Luxembourg with over €50 Million of Assets Under Management.
Jaume also worked for 18 years in the international consulting area, with consolidated experience in international business development (audit and advisory projects in different areas, such as valuations, business plan reviews, in purchasing and corporate finance projects and due diligence) and in managerial positions in professional services as a partner in Arthur Andersen.
He has a degree in Business Science from the Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona and an MBA from ESADE Business School.
Hussein serves at BlackPearl Financial Group as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Hussein is a serial entrepreneur, with over 30 years of experience in Industry, construction, Agribusiness and real estate. He is the CEO at CONTRACTOR CI, a leading engineering and Construction company based in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as Co-founder and CEO of PRINTEC, a leading company specializing in industrial printing and luxury cosmetic packaging.
Mehmet is the founder and Group CEO of BlackPearl Financial Group. Mehmet cumulates over 10 years of experience in the structured finance and capital markets sectors. Prior to founding BlackPearl, Mehmet was Algorithmic Trader at SMB Capital, a proprietary trading firm on Wall Street, New York and the Senior Trader for the Coffee and Cocoa Board of Côte d’Ivoire.
Mehmet holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Business Intelligence from Ecole de Guerre Economique (EGE) of Paris, an Executive Certificate in Radical Innovation from the Massachussets Institute of Technology, in Boston, USA and a Bachelor of Honors in Mathematics & Actuarial Science minor in Finance from Georgia State University, in Atlanta, USA.
Ana serves as a Board Member at BlackPearl Financial Group and Group Chief Operations Officer.
Ana Maria has over 30 years of experience in the audit and consulting sector. She was Partner in the audit division of Deloitte for eight years, where she led various IPO projects, due diligence and valuations as well as being responsible for auditing large multinational groups and family businesses with an international presence. She was also a member of the Deloitte Technical Committee.
Ana is also the CEO at Acuster Group, a conglomerate of companies specialized in the water technologies and water projects’ execution.
Ana has a degree in Business Science and Business Economics and a diploma in the EU Business Science program from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.
Mohamed serves as Board Member at BlackPearl Financial Group, and Chairman of BlackPearl Western & Central Africa. Mohamed has over 30 years of experience in the management and venture capital sectors. He is the Chairman and CEO of SIPPI Holding, a Côte d’Ivoire-based conglomerate of companies active in Printing, civil engineering, defense, real estate, Advertising.
Karim serves at BlackPearl Financial Group as a Board Member. He is also the Deputy CEO at CONTRACTOR CI, a leading engineering and Construction company based in Côte d’Ivoire. Karim is also a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the management, real estate and industrial sectors. Karim serves as Chairman and CEO of Tecnor Environment CI, a water infrastructure focused company based in Côte d’Ivoire.
Etienne is Assistant Vice President at BlackPearl Western & Central Africa based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Etienne manages a portfolio of deals in different sectors including infrastructure, renewable energy, and agriculture.
Prior to joining BlackPearl, Etienne worked with Microsoft for his dissertation about the future of smart cities in the EMEA region and design Fitzpatrick’s UK group of companies' marketing strategy. Finally, Etienne is an alumnus of several prestigious leadership programs including the Chevening scholarship, the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the Ayada Lab entrepreneurship program, and the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program.
Etienne graduated with a Master's Degree in Finance and Accounting from INTEC (Paris, France) and a Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship from the Northwestern University (Illinois, USA). Besides, he graduated with distinction from Lancaster University (UK) and holds a Master’s degree in Advanced marketing management.
Dennis is an Associate at BlackPearl Eastern & Southern Africa, based in Nairobi, Lenya. Dennis has over 12 years of professional experience as a certified Banker with the Institute of Bankers of South Africa and a Member of the Institute of Risk Management in South South Africa.
Prior to joining BlackPearl was the Head of Research and Development at Investment Fund Africa (IFA) based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dennis has a Master of Science in Finance and Investments and a BCom Honors Degree in Banking and Finance. He also holds a Cum Laude Master in Philosophy in Development Finance with the University of Stellenbosch.
Marie-eliane is an analyst in a public sector and public private division
Prior to joining blackPearl she was an executive assistant and account manager at IviMarket, a real estate company.
She holds an MBA in finance from Strayer University in Alabama