FINTECH EXPERTS AND CATEGORY LEADERS

THE TEAM

A team of sector-specialist entrepreneurs, investors, operators and innovators.

We build our success on outstanding people with diverse backgrounds. Startecheus talent attracts a high level of seniority as well as the new forward thinking generation, extensive functional and industry expertise combined with an entrepreneurial passion and love for financial technology.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alexandre Harkous

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Chairman, Managing Partner

Alexandre has over 25 years of solid experience in strategy, business development and technology for the Capital Markets and Asset Management industries with two software publishing companies sold to major industry players. He worked for International banks, then joined Deloitte Consulting where he developed the Asset Management Practice in Paris working closely with various global Asset Managers, such as HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Schroders, Fidelity, UBS, Capital Group, JP Morgan and ABN AMRO.

Karl Naïm

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Chief Investment Officer, Partner

Seasoned investment professional with over 14 years experience ranging from Tech, Wealth Management, Asset Management & Private Equity.

A Smart, Experienced and Cohesive Team

Nizar Ajeeb

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Chief Technology Officer

Tech professional with over 12 years of experience in Software Industry including Software Development, Software Architecture & Big-Data Analytics.

Giovanni Khalil

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Chief Marketing Officer

Creative thinker and perspective shifter with 10 years of experience in brand building and brand management.

Nabeel Kaakoush

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Chief Digital Officer

15 years of experience in Brand Creation, UX/UI and Visual Communication. Holds a BS and MBA Degree from the Lebanese American University in Beirut.

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Carlos Héneiné

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Managing Director of
Quilvest

Co-founder and Senior Advisor to Quilvest Private Equity in Emerging Markets, serving on the Investment Committee of Quilvest Global Funds and EM Co-investments.

Jean-Marc Jabre

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Co-Founder
capital D

Experienced in private equity, corporate finance and debt restructuring. In his last role prior to capital D, he was head of Europe for Morgan Stanley Private Equity, a $1.5bn fund.

Sanny Makki

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VP and Partner
at IBM

Sanny Makki is a Vice President and Partner at IBM Global Business Services, bringing over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. 

Karl Naïm

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Chief Investment Officer
Startecheus

Seasoned investment professional with over 14 years experience ranging from Tech, Wealth Management, Asset Management & Private Equity.

ADVISORY BOARD

Christian Chattey

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Senior Partner of
Deloitte France

Graduate of ESSEC in 1986, Christian has over twenty years of experience in management consulting and has led numerous transformation and performance improvement projects in the banking and insurance world.

 

Maroun Edde

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Chief Executive Officer
Murex

Maroun Edde is the CEO of Murex, a pioneer in the development of capital markets platforms, combining strong technology with a wealth of functionality in trading, processing and risk management. This has enabled Murex to win clients in all countries with developed capital markets and to maintain the top spot for successive years in industry rankings.

Nagi Hamiyeh

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Temasek International
Private Limited

Nagi jointly heads the Investment Group, overseeing both the Sectors and Markets. Furthermore, Nagi jointly heads the Consumer Cluster.  Previously, Nagi was a Senior Banker with Credit Suisse First Boston (Energy Group).

Michel Haski

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Oddo BHF asset management Gmbh

25 years of experience in the asset management industry, Mr. Haski joined bfinance where he served roles of chief executive officer and co-head of sales and Director General of Allianz Global Investors France.

Paul Raphael

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Executive Vice Chairman
at UBS-AG

Paul Raphael joined UBS in 2010 initially as Head of Global Emerging Markets and subsequently as Head of Wealth Management for Europe, Middle, East, Africa and Latin America where he managed $450 billion of client assets and over 3,000 employees across 4 continents.

Jean Salomé

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Managing Director
of The Aentib Group

Managing director at Aentib, a boutique merchant bank engaged in company formation, strategic advisory & fund creation & capitalization. Founder, funder & advisor to over two dozen PE funds ranging in size from $30M to > $2.5Bil.

Walid Zein

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Managing Partner
Valoris Capital

Walid spent the past 15 years in strategy consulting, investment banking and private equity. Prior to founding Valoris Capital in 2011, he was Managing Partner of EFG Hermes Private Equity, one of the largest private equity fund managers in the MENA region with c. USD 1B under management.