Team in Paris | Kappa Finance

KAPPA FINANCE sas
5 Square de La Tour-Maubourg
75007 Paris France
Tel: +331 4556 0728

Alain Patricot

Chairman and Founder of Kappa Finance
Alain Patricot

Mr Patricot has 40 years global expertise in corporate finance and asset management new business development. Further, over the past five years, he has expanded his experience to the renewable energy sector, where he has been advising several companies on capital and funds raising.

At the outset of his career, Alain spent 13 years with Citibank in London, New York and Paris, specializing as a credit officer in commodities financing, aircraft/airlines financing and international corporate banking.

Thereafter, out of London, Alain lead Daiwa Europe's Corporate Finance Department privatization, debt/equity origination and execution coverage in French speaking European and African countries.

Subsequently, he held senior managerial positions with investment advisory and international development responsibilities at Banque Indosuez Group (now part of Credit Agricole) and Axa Asset Management, before establishing Kappa Finance in 1998.

Alain Patricot has been a regular speaker at international financial conferences and contributor of articles to financial magazines. He is a French citizen, a graduate from "Sciences Po" IEP business school in Paris and holds a Law Degree from Paris University. He speaks English, French, and German Since 1986, he has established an extensive business network in the Asia and the MENA regions.

Helen King

Director and Board Member Kappa Finance sas
Helen King

Mrs King, an Australian citizen, is responsible for corporate finance and strategic recruitment advice.

Mrs King has had significant experience in the finance sector, specializing initially in international debt funding analysis and execution at the State Bank of New South Wales in Sydney; thereafter, in corporate finance in London and Paris, holding senior managerial positions at Daiwa Europe Ltd and Daiwa Europe France, responsible for team coverage of French speaking countries in continental Europe and the Maghreb.

In addition, Mrs King has more than 10 years experience in executive search. After joining the Finance practice at Spencer Stuart in 1995, she was recruited by the World Bank in 1997 as Head of the European Team responsible for global executive recruitment.

She joined Kappa Finance in 2001. In a personal capacity, on occasion, she acts as a consultant to the World Bank. She has also acted as a part-time consultant to the International Monetary Fund. As a result, she benefits from a large network of contacts among supranational organizations and public administrations.

Mrs King has an MBA from the University of New South Wales, Australian Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Speech Therapy and Audiology from the University of Queensland. She speaks English and French.

Mourad Bsiri

Senior Adviser
Mourad Bsiri

Mr Bsiri, a Tunisian citizen, has more than 25 years experience as a financier, strategic adviser and agro-biotech entrepreneur in both Europe and the Middle-East/North Africa (MENA) region.

After beginning his career in 1986 as a Senior Associate in the convertible bond Department at Arnhold&Bleichroeder in New York, Mr Bsiri joined Al Baraka Investment, a leading Saudi financial group, as a Manager, Financial Engineering. Returning to his home country in 1992, he founded and developed successfully over more than 10 years an agricultural biotech company. In 2005 he moved to Paris as a senior consultant with the European Union and EIB on investments and strategic programs co-financed by the European Union in the MENA region. In 2009, he became a Director of Dolphin Holding, a Doha (Qatar) based private equity/infrastructure investment management company. Since 2011, he has been advising Kappa Finance with respect to its Investment&Strategic Advisory activities, particularly in the MENA region and the biotechnologies sector.  He also writes articles on the the economies of the MENA region.

Mourad holds an MBA from Berkeley, Haas School of Business, USA. and a M.S in Biochemical Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires, Nancy, France.

Publications

The Southern Europe in crisis, Confluences en Méditerranée; Editions L'Harmattan.  Winter 2012.

Qatar's economices analysis and investments in North Africa, Confluences en Méditerrranée, Editions L"Harmattan. Autumn 2012

Qatar's Geopolitics and Investments in North Africa, Les Brèves, Futuribles. May 2012;

The GCC zone facing the financial crisis, Les Brèves, Futuribles. June 2012