Alain is Principal and responsible for the Kinshasa office. Since joining, he has made some twelve mezzanine investments in companies in DRC in various sectors. Between 2008 and 2010, he was a projects analyst for the DRC Industry Promotion Fund (FPI) – in charge of projects in agri-business, building materials, cement, energy, mining and detergents. Previously, Alain worked in business development (Pygma Group) and in construction (office of the general manager at Global Construct). Alain holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium).
XSML has local teams in Bangui (CAR), Kinshasa (DRC and RoC) and Kampala (Uganda). We combine local knowledge and an extensive network close to entrepreneurs with investment and operational experience – both direct (in companies) as indirect (in funds) in emerging markets including Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our experience stretches from asset management, corporate and development banking to corporate restructuring. The partners have successfully set up private equity funds and have established local private equity fund management teams in Africa and Asia.