Speaker Profile

Zineb Guessous

Zineb Guessous

Managing Partner
Almena Partners

Ms. Guessous is the managing partner of Almena Partners, a boutique firm providing private equity advisory services, primarily in emerging markets. She is also a special advisor to StoneWater Capital, a specialized asset management firm focused on emerging and frontier markets. Prior to founding Almena Partners in 2010, Ms. Guessous spent 14 years as a private equity investor. In 1999, she joined Deutsche Bank Capital Partners, the Latin America private equity arm of Deutsche Bank, and subsequently its management spin-off, focusing on Latin American investments. Ms. Guessous began her career in 1994 at ABN Amro Capital focusing on growth capital and buyout transactions in France. She has extensive experience investing in small and medium-sized businesses and a long standing familiarity with emerging markets. Ms. Guessous holds a B.S. in Economics magna cum laude from the University of Lausanne and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Ms. Guessous has lived and/or worked in Europe, Africa and Latin America. She speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and French, as well as conversational Greek.

Profile as of 12/14/2015