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A team combining private equity specialists

with Food & Beverages experts,

giving targets access to a unique ecosystem

in order to support their acceleration and development

The team

FoodXpert Founders

Alexandre Houpert

After a career in the sale of financial products on the trading floor at Société Générale then JP Morgan, Alexandre is now a member of the board of directors of the Enodis family group.

Marc El Asmar

Until recently, Marc was the global head of sales for the Markets division across all asset classes of the Société Générale group. Passionate about the world of gastronomy, he is personally invested in several restaurant chains.

Senior Experts

Ziad Joumblat

Ziad benefits from 25 years of experience and development in the Food & Beverage sector: Henry J Bean’s, Hard Rock Café, Pizza Hut, Planet Hollywood, Tortilla, Yo Sushi!, Big Fernand, Lateral…

Didier Valet

Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Société Générale group, Didier is now a senior advisor for several groups.

Gregory Cohen

Grégory has opened several restaurants such as Bar à Burger, Le Camion à Burger, 99 Haussmann, Mom’Art. He was also the TV host of the show “Chéri(e), c’est moi le chef”.

François Houpert

François founded Enodis in 1989. Enodis is today the leader in the manufacturing and distribution of professional kitchen equipments.

Operational strategic management

Fodil Korichi

Fodil benefits from 30 years of experience in the global and industrial retail industry(Cévital and Brandt), food distribution (Carrefour, Casino and Numidis) and in the food and fast food sector
(Le Duff and Adif group)

Pierre Blanc

As a multi-skilled entrepreneur, Pierre has developed a solid experience in market finance before managing a family holding company dedicated to catering, foodtech and new technologies.

Anthony Chamie

Anthony began his career at Société Générale in the distribution and marketing of financial products. Within FoodXpert, he advises partner companies on strategy and financing.

Georges Assaf

Passionate about the Food & Beverage sector, graduated in business law, and after a first experience in M&A in a Parisian law firm, Georges joined FoodXpert as an analyst.

Matthieu Normand

Co-founder of Opus Partners, Mathieu has supported startups and VSEs in their development, financing and fundraising projects. Mathieu began his career at Dassault Système in market intelligence and acquisition strategy

Sébastien Janin

Sébastien has over 20 years of experience working with BtoB clients in the Private Banking, Insurance and Private Equity sectors. Sébastien is bringing his expertise in fundraising and will support our FnB clients in their commercial development

Marketing and communication

Aurélie Vincent

Aurélie démarre sa carrière dans l’ingénierie financière et capital introduction dans une grande banque européenne. Elle développe aussi une activité de conseil. Au sein de FoodXpert, elle accompagne les entreprises dans leur stratégie de communication.

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