Our TEAM

ABO COMMITS TO A BETTER TOMORROW

The founding members

Pierre Vannineuse

CIO – Founder

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Pierre leads the investment strategy and represents the company on all fronts. Pierre has deployed over $2 billion in active commitments throughout his career. Prior to ABO, Pierre was co-founder and CEO of the BracknorInvestment Group. He started his career as a Financial Advisor for Mergers and Acquisitions within ENGIE (ex-GDF SUEZ) in Paris.

Pierre a créé une optique de financement novatrice, qui vise à passer d’une approche axée sur les risques directs du marché à une autre fondée sur les risques liés au modèle, tout en garantissant le financement approprié d’une entreprise donnée.

Depuis ses débuts, il mis en place des milliards de dollars d’engagements directs et optionnels pour diverses entreprises et projets internationaux, publics ou privés.

Avant la création d’Alpha Blue Ocean, Pierre était fondateur et PDG de Bracknor Investment Group, un bureau de gestion de patrimoine basé à Dubai.

Au cours de ses deux années à la tête d’ABO, plus de 400 millions de dollars ont été déployés dans le cadre d’opérations transfrontalières et internationales.

Pierre détient deux diplômes de NEOMA Business School, une école de commerce basée en France.

Avant d’obtenir son diplôme de master spécialisé en finance internationale avec une spécialisation en économétrie avancée en 2013, il a obtenu un baccalauréat en sciences (BSc) en administration des affaires internationales.

Ses domaines d’expertise sont les suivants : la santé (biotech et medtech), l’énergie et les technologies de l’information.

Pierre parle également couramment plusieurs langues dont le français, l’anglais et l’allemand.

Hugo Pingray

Co-CIO & Founder

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Hugo manages all aspects of the business, from operational risk management to financial planning, from origination to execution of every PIPE transaction. Hugo has deployed over $2 billion in active commitments throughout his career. Prior to ABO,Hugo co-founded the BracknorInvestment Group.

À ce jour, il a contribué à déployer plus de 200 millions de dollars à travers le monde, en parvenant, bien souvent, à mettre en œuvre des solutions financières complexes pour des émetteurs dans des pays qui n’en avaient jamais vu auparavant.

Hugo est né et a grandi en Martinique ; il a toujours fait preuve de réflexions stratégiques et créatives. En plus de son travail, il est passionné de sports et est l’un des meilleurs joueurs de poker de sa génération.

Hugo a décroché le titre de champion du monde en 2014 dans l’une des plus grandes compétitions de poker, et son approche de la théorie des jeux lui a permis de gagner plusieurs millions en ligne.

Avant de cofonder ABO, Hugo a participé à la fondation de Bracknor Investment Group, un bureau de gestion de patrimoine basé à Dubai.

Il a étudié à l’IESEG, et a obtenu par la suite son diplôme de second cycle à Vatel, une école de commerce en Suisse. Il a aussi été diplômé en finance d’entreprise de l’une des plus prestigieuses écoles de commerce en France HEC.

Hugo parle couramment le français, l’anglais et l’espagnol

Amaury Mamou-Mani

Co-Founder

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Amaury contributed to the digital transformation of the company’s internal operations and oversaw the fund management of the group as Financial Director for four years. Amaury started his career as an entrepreneur contributing to the development of several start-ups prior to founding ABO, as both CEO and CFO.

Entrepreneur dans l’âme et passionné par les nouvelles technologies, Amaury s’est naturellement tourné vers la transformation numérique du secteur.

Après avoir contribué à l’élaboration des portefeuilles de clients de plusieurs start-ups, il a décidé de créer Mavany Inc., une application de livraison de carburant dont il était le PDG et le directeur financier.

Désireux de résoudre les problèmes qu’il rencontre, son leitmotiv se résume à « vouloir, c’est pouvoir ».

Amaury a débuté son cursus en obtenant un master en banque et en finance d’entreprise à l’EDHEC, qu’il a complété avec un master spécialisé en Business Development à NEOMA Business School.

Pour parfaire sa formation, il décroche un certificat en Corporate Finance de Columbia Business School.

Amaury parle couramment le français, l’anglais et l’espagnol.

Management

Amine Nedjai

CEO

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Amine oversees the deals team at ABO. Amine started his career working for Bloomberg on the Quant Analytics desk. Amine has helped ABO grow its presence globally by executing deals in new jurisdictions such as Canada, Singapore, Spain and Poland as well as leading more than €700m in new financing engagements for companies across the world.


Amine's mother tongue is English and French. He holds a Bachelor of Science with first class honors (highest honors) in economics from the Royal Holloway, University of London. Amine started her career working for Bloomberg in the quantitative analysis division. There he helped quants (or quantitative analysts) and strategists of investment banks and hedge funds to structure, model and estimate the value of vanilla and exotic derivatives using Bloomberg tools. Two and a half years later, Amine joined ABO as an analyst, to help partners generate leads and structure and execute transactions for publicly traded companies. He quickly became able to help ABO expand its global presence and complete transactions in new jurisdictions such as Canada, Singapore, Spain and Poland, orchestrating more than € 600 million in new funding commitments for companies around the world. "

Edward Keller

General Counsel

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Edward Keller is General Counsel and General Counsel of Infinium, and a key member of Infinium's trade execution team.

Prior to joining Infinium, Edward was a partner for capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity practices at Dentons Europe LLP. Previously, Edward was a partner of White & Case LLP. Edward is a citizen of the United States and a member of the New York Bar.

With nearly 20 years of experience, Edward specializes in complex cross-border transactions. Prior to his tenure at Infinium, Edward regularly advised on general corporate and compliance matters and coordinated legal advice across multiple jurisdictions for multinational clients. Edward also has extensive experience in the capital markets and in representing issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in offers to purchase debt or equity securities, including in accordance with offers registered in the United States, offers subject to Rule 144A, and private placements under Regulation S.

Edward is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers (since 2010), Legal 500 (since 2007) and IFLR1000 (since 2015). He was named Private Equity Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in 2018.

Edward holds a JD from Boston University School of Law (2000) and a finance degree from Binghamton University's School of Management. Edward is native English speaker and speaks German, French and Hungarian.

Maxence Boitelet

Financial Advisor for Operations & Infrastructure

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Senior Financial Advisor for Operations & Infrastructure, Back to Front office Worldwide officer. 

 

Maxence if French native, fluent English. He hold a law degree from the French University. He started his career working for one of the biggest insurance companies where he developed his skills of understanding and applying the contractual law, rigor and adaptability. He joined Alpha Blue Ocean early 2018 in the London office as a Junior Back-office & Trade. Over the past 3 Years, Maxence has worked in all the operational departments, establishing business process and optimizing them every day. He is now managing the operational team of 5 people, working closely with the others departments from the Compliance to the Sales. He is also supervising the Alpha Blue Ocean internal audit and the ERP Software development.

In early 2018, he joined Alpha Blue Ocean in the London office as a junior back office and trading advisor. For the past 3 years, Maxence has worked across all operational departments, establishing business processes and optimizing them day after day. 

He now leads the operational team of 5 people and works closely with the other teams, from the compliance team to the sales team. He also supervises the internal Alpha Blue Ocean audits, as well as the development of ERP software.

Olivia Blanchard

Chief Compliance Officer

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Olivia has held several FCA controlled functions and has international experience includes financial household names such as Rothschild & Cie. Banque, Société Générale and AXA Investment Managers.

Venture Partner

Frédéric Sutterlin

Venture Partner France

Hervé de Kergrohen

Venture Partner

Team

Ilan Aboukrat

Senior Legal Councel

Kadour Ben Azouz

Back Middle & Front Office Manager

Zineb Benmoussa

Compliance Officer / Middle and Back Office Administrator

Rajae El Antari

PR & Marketing Officer

Peter Harrison

Advisor for Investments & Acquisitions

Nicole Ibraheem

Personnal assistant to COO

Karim Bousselham

Financial Advisor & Accounting officer

Jonathan Khayat

Trader

Samvel Kocharyan

Solution Architect

Emeline Larquey

Paralegal and HR manager

Marianne Tremblay

Chief of Staff

Faith Panganoron

Receptionnist

Emilia Perez

Personal Assistant to CFO & General Counsel

Talal Samy

Financial Advisor for Investments & Acquisitions

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Jeremy Weech

Financial Advisor for Investments & Acquisitions

Pamela Tannoury

Financial Analyst

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