Andre Wagner

Managing Partner

Andre joined Swicorp in 2004 and has been leading transactions across the MENA region as a senior member of the private equity team

  • André brings more than 10 years of experience advising and investing in companies in the MEA region and in sectors relevant to AIF
  • André previously worked for Brookfield Brazil, holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA Charterholder

Edouard Pontet

Managing Partner

Mr. Pontet joined Swicorp in 2007. He is admitted to the New York and Paris bars and spent ten years working for Coudert Brothers and Herbert Smith where he developed an expertise in cross-border M&A, private equity and acquisition finance. While working at Coudert and Herbert Smith, he advised leading investment firms like AXA Private Equity, Blackstone, Bank of America, GE Capital and CDPQ on various large cap private equity investments in Europe. At Swicorp, Edouard overlooked the closing of more than 30 investments in and divestements from portfolio companies incorporated in the MENA region and in other emerging markets. Mr. Pontet is a graduate from Paris University Law School and Harvard Law School. He also holds an MBA from Sciences Po. Paris. Mr. Pontet speaks French and English.

Fabrice Essono

Fabrice joined Swicorp in 2015, after having founded a boutique advisory firm in Central and West Africa specializing in the health care and renewable energy sectors

  • Fabrice previously worked for AIG Investments and before that as a research consultant for Frost & Sullivan
  • Fabrice holds a MBA from the University of Stellenbosch, an Honors degree in Financial Management from I.P.A.G. (in Paris) and a Masters degree in European Business from E.S.G. Paris

Hatem Ben Chaabane

Hatem joined SPE Capital in 2017 after an experience in Mazars African banking platform and an internship at Arab Tunisian Bank.

Hatem holds a master’s degree in finance from Paris Dauphine Tunis

Hela Hariz

Mrs. Hariz Joined Swicorp in 2006 after having spent two years teaching economics in Paris Dauphine University in Paris and then in ESC Tunis. She managed the research team at Swicorp for 4 years before becoming a member of the Swicorp private equity team. She also led several transactions in North Africa in industrial goods, FMCG and services.

Mrs. Hariz holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from Paris Dauphine University in Paris.

Jean Endogou

Jean joined Swicorp in 2017 after an experience in Tunisian American Fund “TAEF” where he assessed investment opportunities in Tunisia.

Jean holds a master’s in business management from Mediterranean School of Business, Tunisia. He is also holds a CFA level I

Mehdi Charfi

Managing Partner

Mehdi joined Swicorp in 2005 (of which SPE Capital spun out in 2016), after 3 years in consulting in Paris. Mehdi is today a managing partner of SPE with focus on Egypt and Tunisia. Mehdi led several transactions in MENA, including growth and buy-and-build plays, is a member of the investment committee and sits on the board of a number of portfolio companies.
Mehdi is a graduate from the École Polytechnique in Paris.

Nabil Triki

Managing Partner

Nabil joined Swicorp in 2003 to set up and lead the Private Equity activity of Swicorp. Nabil led the launch of private equity funds totaling over USD 1bn in AUM. While at Swicorp, Nabil oversaw the deployment of over USD 900m in more than 20 transactions across the MENA region

  • Nabil worked previously at BCG, Honeywell and Unilever, holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Masters degree from MIT

Romain Chevrillon

Romain joined SPE Capital in 2017, after 3-years as a consultant at Information Services Group in UK and in the US. He also spent one year at the finance department of Veolia Transport in Paris

Romain holds an MBA from INSEAD and a M.Sc.Eng. from Telecom Bretagne, France

Sonia Ben Salem

Ms Ben Salem joined Swicorp in 2007 after a 6 month internship as an equity research analyst with a regional investment bank in Tunis covering the Tunisian companies listed on the Stock Exchange.
She started her career at Swicorp as a research analyst before becoming a member of the Investors Relations team.
Ms Ben Salem has a Master degree in Finance and Banking from IHEC and Bachelor Degree from ISG Tunis, and speaks Arabic, French and English.

Tarek Lababidi

Mr. Lababidi joined Swicorp in 2013 after starting his career holding various positions at Lazard, BNP Paribas, and PwC. Mr. Lababidi holds an MBA from INSEAD, and an MSc in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Lyon. He is CFA level III candidate and speaks English, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese.