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Nabil leads SPE Capital Partners, which spun-off from Swicorp, a leading investment banking firm in the MENA region, in 2016. Nabil joined Swicorp in 2003 to set up and lead the Private Equity activity of Swicorp.
Nabil led the launch of private equity funds totaling over USD 1bn in AUM. While at Swicorp, Nabil oversaw the deployment of over USD 900m in more than 20 transactions across the MENA region.
Nabil worked previously at BCG, Honeywell and Unilever, holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
Dora Joined SPE in 2019, after spending 2.5years with General Electric as a Financial Analyst. She also worked at ECP as an intern.
Dora holds a M.Sc. in Corporate Finance from Henley Business School – University of Reading and a B.Sc. in Accounting.
Mrs. Safadi joined SPE Capital in 2019, after spending more than 2 years as an investment officer at CFG Bank Private Equity.
Previously, she worked as a corporate finance and business development analyst in OCP Group and in the Real Estate M&A team of BNP Paribas CIB.
Mrs. Safadi holds a degree in corporate finance from ESSEC Business School. She is a CFA level II candidate and speaks Arabic, French and English.
Mehdi joined Swicorp in 2005 , after 3 years in consulting in Paris. Mehdi led several transactions in MENA, including growth and buy-and-build plays, is a member of the investment committee and sits on the board of a number of portfolio companies.
Mehdi is a graduate from the École Polytechnique in Paris.
Andre joined Swicorp in 2004 and has been leading transactions across the MENA region as a senior member of the private equity team
André brings more than 10 years of experience advising and investing in companies in the MEA region and in sectors relevant to AIF
André previously worked for Brookfield Brazil, holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA Charterholder
Managing Partner and General Counsel
Mr. Pontet joined Swicorp in 2007. He is admitted to the New York and Paris bars and spent ten years working for Coudert Brothers and Herbert Smith where he developed an expertise in cross-border M&A, private equity and acquisition finance. While working at Coudert and Herbert Smith, he advised leading investment firms like AXA Private Equity, Blackstone, Bank of America, GE Capital and CDPQ on various large cap private equity investments in Europe. At Swicorp, Edouard overlooked the closing of more than 30 investments in and divestements from portfolio companies incorporated in the MENA region and in other emerging markets.
Mr. Pontet is a graduate from Paris University Law School and Harvard Law School. He also holds an MBA from Sciences Po. Paris. Mr. Pontet speaks French and English.
Fabrice joined Swicorp in 2015, after having founded a boutique advisory firm in Central and West Africa specializing in the healthcare and renewable energy sectors. Fabrice previously worked for AIG Investments and before that as a research consultant for Frost & Sullivan
Fabrice holds a MBA from the University of Stellenbosch, an Honors degree in Financial Management from I.P.A.G. (in Paris) and a Masters degree in European Business from E.S.G. Paris
Hatem joined SPE Capital in 2017 after an experience in Mazars African banking platform and an internship at Arab Tunisian Bank.
Hatem holds a master’s degree in finance from Paris Dauphine Tunis.
Mrs. Hariz Joined Swicorp in 2006 after having spent two years teaching economics in Paris Dauphine University in Paris and then in ESC Tunis. She managed the research team at Swicorp for 4 years before becoming a member of the Swicorp private equity team. She also led several transactions in North Africa in industrial goods, FMCG and services.
Mrs. Hariz holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from Paris Dauphine University in Paris.
Investment Relationship Officer
Ms Ben Salem joined Swicorp in 2007 after a 6 month internship as an equity research analyst with a regional investment bank in Tunis covering the Tunisian companies listed on the Stock Exchange.
She started her career at Swicorp as a research analyst before becoming a member of the Investors Relations team.
Ms Ben Salem has a Master degree in Finance and Banking from IHEC and Bachelor Degree from ISG Tunis, and speaks Arabic, French and English.
Jean joined Swicorp in 2017 after an experience in Tunisian American Fund “TAEF” where he assessed investment opportunities in Tunisia.
Jean holds a master’s in business management from Mediterranean School of Business, Tunisia. He is also holds a CFA level I
Romain joined SPE Capital in 2017, after 3-years as a consultant at Information Services Group in UK and in the US. He also spent one year at the finance department of Veolia Transport in Paris.
Romain holds an MBA from INSEAD and a M.Sc.Eng. from Telecom Bretagne, France.
Tarek joined Swicorp in 2013 after starting his career at Lazard, BNP Paribas, and PwC. Tarek holds an MBA from INSEAD, and an MSc in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Lyon.
He is a CFA charterholder and speaks English, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Senior legal Counsel
Mona joined SPE Capital as a Senior Legal Counsel in 2019.
Previously, Mona worked as Senior Associate at Gide Loyrette Nouel and Meziou-Knani law firms where she developed expertise in M&A/Private Equity and cross-border investments.
Mona is a member of the Tunis Bar and holds a master’s degree in Business Law and an LLM in Business and Taxation Law (DJCE) from University of Toulouse 1.
She speaks English, French, Arabic and German.
Salma joined SPE Capital in 2017, after having spent three years as a CFO of California Gym, the leading fitness chain in Tunisia and a portfolio investment of Intaj II
Previously, Salma worked for 4 years at PwC, where she worked on transactions and audit services in both Tunis and Paris
Salma holds a chartered public accountant certificate from HEC Carthage
Zouheir joined SPE Capital in 2018 as an ESMS Officer. He started his career as chemical control lab engineer and then spent four years working as CSR lead auditor for Intertek and three years as an environmental consultant. He holds a master thesis in chemical and life engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.
At SPE Capital, Zouheir is responsible for the administration and the oversight of the Environmental and social management systems within SPE and the portfolio companies.
SPE Capital is expanding its presence in Egypt and is recruiting a Senior Associate or VP in its Cairo office.
The person will be reporting to the SPE partner in charge of Egypt and will mainly focus on the Egyptian market but may be involved in other markets covered by SPE in North Africa and potentially Sub Saharan Africa.
Candidates should have the following skills and experience:
SPE is organized as a true partnership where each team member has the opportunity to evolve and progress to ultimately reach partner level seniority which grants access to firm equity as well as to the decision making of the firm.
Location and timing: This role will be based in Cairo, to start immediately.
The role gives access to fund’s carried interest in a structured manner (in a less centralized way than regional standards).
Application: Please send your CV and a summary of why you think your profile fits the job in a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SPE Capital is a leading Private Equity firm with a specific regional focus on the MEA region, with offices in Tunis, Dubai and Johannesburg. SPE Capital was previously the private equity arm of Swicorp, a leading financial services company active in MENA since 1987.
The new Associate will join SPE Capital’s Private Equity team and will be involved in the projects/investments analyses, the portfolio monitoring, and the fundraising process. The selected candidate will be based in Casablanca and interacting with SPE Capital’s Tunis, Cairo, and Abidjan teams.
Candidate Profile & Requirements
Start Date: Immediate
Assignment duration: Two-year renewable, possible permanent contract depending on firm needs and candidate performance.
Application: Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to email@example.com with the title “ASSOCIATE PE CASABLANCA” in the subject line.