Jean-Philippe Verdier – Managing Partner & Founder
20+ years’ experience in corporate finance with BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Greenhill & Co. and Jefferies. He has worked on over 37 transactions (of which 26 successfully completed) with a cumulative value of over £20bn/€25bn. Jean-Philippe has an MSc in Business and Management from Neoma Business School (France) and an MSc in Strategy & Leadership as a Sloan Fellow from the London Business School.
Favourite quote: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed” – Theodore Roosevelt
Ahmed Hazem – Associate
8+ years' experience in equity research, investment banking, principal investing, project finance and corporate advisory. Worked with senior executives on business development, expansion plans, turnaround projects, M&As and fundraising. Ahmed holds an MBA from London Business School.
Favourite quote: “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other” - Walter Elliot
Gaelle Mechine – Operating Officer
20 years + of experience in Account Management, Project Management and Production, she has played a key role in the development of three start-ups. Passionate about literature and languages with a Master’s Degree in Languages applied to Business from the Sorbonne University in Paris, she started in the language industry before moving on to the financial sector including experience with KYC in Thomson Reuters and financial advisory firms, in the UK since the years 2000s.
Favourite quote: “To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill
Strategic Advisory Council
Verdier & Co. Corporate Advisory benefits from the input of the members of its Strategic Advisory Council. They combine experience and expertise as former CEO of FTSE 250 companies, Chair of a Euronext listed company, European Business Development executive at a US technology “Unicorn”, Non-Executive Director, former Senior Technology banker, former Head of Equity Capital markets at an international Investment Bank, and sector specialists (e.g. clean energy, technology, big data, environment, FIG).