Elyseum Capital Partners is registered in the DIFC and regulated by the DFSA.
Elyseum Capital Partners Limited (‘Elyseum’ or the ‘Firm’) is an entity limited by shares and registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC’) with a Category 3C license. The Firm’s activities are regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (‘DFSA’).
The registered office of Elyseum is at: Level 13, North Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, P.O. Box 506971, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Richard (Rick) Pudner
With over 33 years of global banking experience, Rick is a renowned figure in the financial services industry. For six years, he served as CEO of Emirates NBD, the largest bank in the Middle East. During his tenure, he led the successful merger of Emirates Bank with the National Bank of Dubai, the region’s largest merger at that time. Rick also worked over 24 years with HSBC, holding various management positions in Hong Kong, London, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Dubai, Frankfurt, Vanuatu, and South Korea.
Michael started his career in 1992 as a financial analyst with UBS, then became a Private Banker. In 1997, he joined HSBC Geneva, as a Senior Private Banker, and was asked to open the Private Banking entity in Lebanon, of which he was named CEO and Chairman. He was responsible for all the Levant countries as well as Egypt, reporting to the HSBC Global Head of Middle East and North Africa. He was awarded many distinctions in HSBC. He set up his own business as a Financial Consultant and worked with Banque Pictet & Cie, Audi Bank, Credit Suisse, HSBC Private Bank, BlomInvest Bank and Jabre Capital Partners, amongst others. He graduated in 1991 from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales at Lausanne University in Switzerland, with a Master of Science in Business Administration.
Founder & Senior Executive Officer
Pierre has held senior executive positions with industry-leading banks and wealth management firms around the world, including Emirates NBD and HSBC (five years as global head of MENA region and Member of the Executive Committee of Private Banking). For Emirates NBD, he served as GM of Wealth Management and as an Executive Committee member. Through these positions, he led numerous development projects, successfully conducted organizational restructurings, and gained tremendous experience in sourcing and managing a wide variety of private equity transactions around the world. Pierre Pissaloux studied in Paris and graduated from École Polytechnique and École Nationale d’Administration (ENA).
Gregoire Haenni, PhD
Macro Strategy Advisor
Grégoire is a veteran in funds management. He was the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of a USD 4.3bn Switzerland-based CERN Pension Fund. He is currently the CIO of the Caisse Pension Fund of Geneva State with AUM of USD 11.6bn. He is a specialist in creating & managing tailor-made capital growth & preservation strategies for client and fund portfolios. Gregoire holds a PhD (suma cum laude) in econometrics from the University of Geneva.
Mohammed Selim Sta
Selim has been working in the financial services industry since 2013. He started his career with Emirates NBD Bank as an Investment Analyst, where he assisted the Wealth Management team. At Elyseum, he is assisting both, the Wealth Management and Corporate Advisory teams. Selim holds a Bachelor of Science (with specialization in investment and financial risk management) and a Masters in Science (with specialization in corporate finance), both from the Cass Business School.
Managing Director - Head of Corporate Advisory
Ritesh is a highly experienced Investment Banking professional with 20+ years experience of working with leading investment banks and advisory firms in the Middle East and India. Prior to joining Elyseum, Ritesh was running his own Corporate Advisory business for almost 4 years. Prior to that, he was part of investment banking teams at Merrill Lynch, E&Y, KPMG and Alpen Capital. He was part of teams, which raised over USD 3Bn in Debt and USD 4Bn in Equity for clients across the Middle East, India and Europe. Ritesh holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Western Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant from India and a holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Delhi, India.
Partner & Managing Director
Omar is a seasoned banking and wealth management professional with 30+ years of experience. For over two decades he held leadership positions with major international banks such as Standard Chartered, HSBC, ABN Amro and Deutsche Bank across Pakistan, UK and the UAE. Throughout his career, Omar has been a high performer and has managed large portfolios for HNW & UHNW clients and families. Omar holds a Master Degree in Commerce from the University of Punjab, Lahore. He is also MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Steeve Bono, CFA
Steeve brings over 17 years of experience in investment advisory, specializing in capital markets & structured product. He held senior positions with major banks such as Credit Suisse and Barclays in Europe and Barclays and Emirates NBD in the UAE. His experience with the Emirates NBD wealth management platform gave him a deep knowledge of the regional markets. Steeve holds a Master in Economics & Finance from Universite de Bordeaux, and BA in Economics from Kingston University.
Rafic Moubarak, CFA
Senior Advisor - Sharia'a Specialist
Rafic’s banking career spans more than 30 years of experience in investment management. He started his career in 1973 with the BNP group in Paris, then moved to Geneva, Riyadh and Dubai with HSBC. He advised and managed institutional/private portfolios. He built in-depth expertise in Sharia-compliant investments, namely portfolio construction, direct investments, funds and securities selection, structured products. Rafic is a CFA Charter holder.
Saurabh has over 4 years experience in finance and financial services. He started his career with Deloitte in their audit team, followed by Cox & Kings and Alok Industries in India, where he supported their finance teams with MIS reporting. His experience in corporate finance started with Anand Rathi in India, where he supported the deal team with deals in the education and IT sectors. Saurabh holds an MBA in Finance from SP Jain School of Global Management. He is also a Chartered Accountant from India and a holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics in Mumbai, India.