Géraldine MERMOUX - MANAGING DIRECTOR - PARTNER
Managing Director and Partner of FINACTU since 2012, Géraldine MERMOUX leads the Group's activities by bringing her strong financial expertise and her intimate knowledge of the African continent.
Géraldine MERMOUX is an International Expert in finance. She assists institutions of the African financial sector (banks, insurance companies, guarantee funds, etc...) and Governments in the framework of corporate finance, strategic and operational advisory missions.
From 2006 to 2011, she was the Director of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), the leading private equity fund manager in Africa with over $1.8 billion under management. In this context, Géraldine has completed numerous transactions in the financial, industrial and services sectors in Africa, and has served on the boards of numerous companies (NSIA, GAM, SAH, HPS, INVOLYS).
Prior to this, between 2000 and 2005, Géraldine was Managing Director of Upline IT Management, the management company of the Moroccan fund Upline Technologies dedicated to information technologies, which had an IRR of 20%. As such, she was involved in all stages of the life of this fund, from the design of the structure to the execution of transactions relating to equity investments, as well as the marketing to investors and the divestment of the fund, notably through the listing of HPS and Involys at the Casablanca Stock Exchange. Before that, Géraldine also held the position of Head of Corporate Finance at Upline Securities, one of Morocco's leading independent investment banks
Géraldine holds a DESS in Finance from the University of Lyon in France and a Masters in Economics from the University of Sussex in the UK.
Géraldine is greatly involved in the African financial sector as she takes part in conferences on financial issues and contributes to numerous technical reviews. She is also co-author of the first large-scale impact study on the consequences of the implementation of the Basel III reform for Franc Zone banks, entitled "Mille milliards de FCFA! Avis de tempête sur la Zone franc".
Géraldine is Swiss and lives in Casablanca (Morocco).