Pierre is a Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Blue Ocean, an international alternative investment firm having representations in London, Geneva and Victoria. He leads the investment strategy and represents the company on all fronts.
He created an innovative financing philosophy which aims at switching from direct market risk toward model risk while guaranteeing the adequate financing of a given company.
Since the beginning of his career, he has actively implemented billions of dollars in direct and optional commitments for international businesses and projects whether public or private.
Before the creation of the Blue Ocean, Pierre was the Founder and CEO of the Bracknor Investment Group, a family office based in Dubai.
Under his leadership over $400 million have been deployed through international and cross-border transactions over 2 years.
Previously, he worked as an Investment Professional in a small alternative investment boutique based in London. Pierre was involved in all transactional aspects from origination and structuring to the monitoring of transactions once executed.
Prior to this, Pierre worked as a Financial Advisor for Mergers and Acquisitions within ENGIE (ex-GDF SUEZ) in Paris during which time he structured and closed over 12 wind project finance deals, and participated in legal tenders for energy production assets and impairment tests effectively processing over EUR 1’000 Million of transactions whether on both buy and sell side.
Pierre has two degrees from NEOMA Business School in France. Before graduating as Valedictorian in 2013 of a postgraduate Specialized Master in International Finance with a major in Advanced Econometrics, he graduated with a BSc. in International Business Administration.
He is fluent in French, English, and German.
Hugo Pingray is a Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Alpha Blue Ocean. He covers all aspect of the business, managing the firm’s operational risk and its financial planning, while originating and closing PIPE’s transactions - with an emphasis on emerging markets.
To date, he has assisted in deploying over $200 million across the world, often at times successfully implementing complex financially engineered solutions for issuers in jurisdictions that had never been seen before.
Born and raised in Martinique, Hugo has always been a creative and strategic thinker. In addition to his work, he is a sports enthusiast and one of the most successful poker players of his generation.
Hugo captured a World Champion title in 2014 and his game theory approach to the game allowed him to earn millions online in tracked earnings.
Before co-founding ABO, Hugo co-founded the Bracknor Investment Group, a Dubai based family office.
He studied at IESEG School of Management, holds a Bachelor of Science from Vatel Business School as well as a certificate in Corporate Finance from HEC Paris.
Hugo is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Amaury Mamou-Mani is a Founding Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Alpha Blue Ocean. Not only in charge of issuing financial reports, helping our shareholders to reach the highest possible risk-adjusted returns on equity and ensuring our investment firm meets its financial commitments, Amaury follows deals along the process, he manages the middle, the back office and the trade desk always with the focus on the financial management of the company financed.
Amaury Mamou-Mani is a Founding Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Alpha Blue Ocean. Not only in charge of issuing financial reports, helping our shareholders to reach the highest possible risk-adjusted returns on equity and ensuring our investment firm meets its financial commitments, Amaury follows deals along the process, he manages the middle, the back office and the trade desk always with the focus on the financial risk management of the company financed.
Entrepreneur at heart and obsessed about a perfect treasury management, Amaury has a naturally take over the risk profile designing of our financing products, ensuring the financed company cash flows at all time, and decent returns on capital for both its & our shareholders.
After contributing to the development of the financial structure of several start-ups, he decided to create Mavany Inc., a gasoline delivery application, where he operated as CEO and CFO.
Eager to solve problems, his core leitmotiv is ‘where there is a will, there is a way’.
Amaury started his education with a MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking from EDHEC Business School, that he completed with a specialized master’s in business development from NEOMA Business School.
He refined his education with a certificate in Corporate Finance from Columbia BS and an Harvard BS certification in Private Equity & Venture Capital. Amaury is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Olivia Blanchard has worked in a multitude of environments including private banking, investment banking, asset management, and institutional broking.
She has held several FCA controlled functions and has international experience in a variety of roles, from Compliance Officer to Head of Compliance and Internal Control.
She has gained knowledge in various asset classes including equities (cash and derivatives) fixed income, commodities, foreign exchange and financial market regulations of several countries, including France (AMF, ACPR), the United Kingdom (FCA) and the United States (NFA, FINRA).
Since February 2017, she has been operating ‘LiveConsulting’ which is an international consultancy firm. LiveConsulting offers intelligent regulatory technology and independent consultant expertise to help financial firms to set up a strong regulatory framework.
She also works as an advisor for several UK regulated investment firms.
Olivia studied law in Paris V – René Descartes and holds a Master degree in company Law from La Catho Lille and EDHEC business school.
She is fluent in French and English
Frederic Sutterlin joined Alpha Blue Ocean in autumn 2019 as a venture partner to support the fund’s development strategy in continental Europe and specifically in France.
Frederic is recognised for his expertise in alternative financial solutions, with a focus on listed SME’s. For the past ten years, Frederic gained experience at Societe Generale, where he adapted to the demanding, challenging, and fast-paced environment.
For twenty years, Frederic developed his knowledge by tackling his clients’ challenges within investment banking.
He began his career in Mergers & Acquisitions where he efficiently managed the requirements of corporate finance agreements. He secured more than fifteen deals, particularly for investment funds. Frederic then entered the corporate broking field where he mastered market equity and joined the corporate equity derivatives department. He currently manages the alternative financing sector, mainly equity and has closed more than thirty deals with his innovative ideas.
Frederic brings his own expertise to the Alpha Blue Ocean team by extending the financing solutions offered with his Saxe Advisory structure. Frederic is ambitious, has an extensive knowledge of the market and manages client’s concerns effectively.
Frederic has a master in corporate finance (Paris II Pantheon-Assas).
He is fluent in French and English.
Edward Keller is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Infinium, and a key member of the deal execution team at Infinium.
Prior to joining Infinium, Edward was a partner in the Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practices of Dentons Europe LLP. Prior to Dentons, Edward was partner of White & Case LLP. Edward is a United States citizen and a member of the New York Bar.
With almost two decades of experience, Edward specializes in complex cross border transactions. Prior to moving to Infinium, Edward regularly advises on general corporate and compliance matters, coordinating legal advice across multiple jurisdictions for multinational clients. Edward also has substantial capital markets experience having represented issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in both equity and debt offerings, including with respect to US-registered offerings, Rule 144A offerings, and Regulation S private placements.
Edward is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers (since 2010), Legal 500 (since 2007) and IFLR1000 (since 2015), and was awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in Private Equity Law by Best Lawyers® in 2018.
Edward has a Juris Doctoris from Boston University School of Law (2000) and a degree in financing from Binghamton University’s School of Management. Edward speaks German, French and Hungarian in addition to his native English.
Hervé de Kergrohen, MD, MBA has 25 years of experience in Life Science Investment and General Management.
Hervé de Kergrohen held multiple executive positions as CEO or active Board Member of Biotechnology and Medical Technology Companies in Europe, China, Israel and the USA. He led projects in vaccines, neuroscience, medical imaging, robotic and minimally-invasive surgery.
From 2002 to 2009, Hervé de Kergrohen was Investment Manager with CDC Innovation in Paris, the venture arm of CDC. Prior to that, he had been the Global HealthCare Strategist for UBS Asset Management and Health Fund Manager with Bellevue Bank and Darier Hentsch & Co.
He is the founder of BioData, the International Medical Conference held in Geneva, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
In addition to his Medical Degree, he holds an MBA from Insead, Fontainebleau.