Chris Harvey

Team member

Managing Partner

Chris is an international business executive with over 27 years’ experience in advising boards and senior business executives on strategy, transformation and growth, both as a management consultant (Accenture, Deloitte, Capco and Gemini Consulting) and, more recently, as CEO (APAC) for Halkin Cross. Chris has been based in Hong Kong for 6 years and has worked extensively both across Asia Pacific and Globally. Prior to his career in management consulting, Chris spent 10 years as an officer in the British Army and was a product and salesforce manager in the pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly.

Mehdi Ziady

Team member

Managing Partner

He spent the last 10 years in consulting businesses with a focus on strategic and financial advisory.

At Maera Capital and MZ Invest, 2 companies that Mehdi was in charge of as a managing partner, Mehdi worked as an end-to-end partner for international investors keen on investing in Morocco as an attractive market in itself and as a gateway for Africa (deal sourcing, due diligence, structuring and post investment monitoring).

Prior to that Mehdi provided corporate and advisory services to Moroccan and foreign leading Corporates and Institutions in Morocco and Europe in his previous functions within H2dev (Casablanca), Valyans Consulting (Rabat) and KPMG (Paris).

Mehdi is a graduate of Reims Management School and holds a master from Maastricht University. He speaks French, English and Arabic.

Yoshihito Oike

Team member

Managing Partner

He is one of most experienced and insightful, cross-border M&A, restructuring and turnaround specialists in Japan. He is a recognized leader in the technology-based sectors, real estate sector, utilities and energy sector and retail and consumer sector.

Prior to his current role, he was a Managing Director in Global Banking at Citigroup Limited (former Nikko Citigroup Limited ). Prior to Nikko Citigroup Limited, he achieved investment banking roles included senior positions with Calyon Securities (Credit Agricole Investment Bank) and Godman Sachs. Prior to investment banking, Yoshi was for 18 years, a partner in business assurance and advisory with PriceWaterhouse Coopers, including 8 years with the firm in the U.S.

He is a graduate in economics of Yokohama National University, and he holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of JICPA (Japan institute of Certified Public Accountants), and the California Board of Accountants (US CPA). He is fully bi-lingual in both English and Japanese.

Dilek Ilhan

Team member

Managing Partner

Managing Partner in Turkey, with over 25 years experience in Corporate Finance, Credit Assessment, Sales and Marketing, Financial and Operational Restructuring and Business recovery. Along her career, Dilek held various positions as an executive and a member of the board in banks and non-banks financial institutions including factoring and leasing. She is in advisory business since 2007 and she founded her own private advisory company in 2012 “Dilek Ilhan Restructuring and Management Advisory”. Dilek holds a BA in Business Administration at the Bosphorus University of Istanbul (Turkey), and can easily work in Turkish (native) and English.

Patrick Camps

Team member

Managing Partner

Managing Partner in South Africa, has over 16 years Corporate Finance and Strategy Consultancy experience in the African market, in key sectors including Energy, Business Communication and Construction. Patrick holds a European Advanced Diploma in Marketing (DEESMA) from the CEFIRE ESARC Business School in Toulouse (France). He has lived in South Africa since 1997 and is a permanent resident in the country. Patrick can easily work in French (native) and English.

Augusto Bagnoli

Team member

In Alliance

Augusto is an independent chartered accountant and tax advisor, since 1982 founder of his own consulting Firm based in Bologna, advising national and international companies, in M&A, strategic and financial matters.

He is a member of the advisory boards of investment companies, of boards of directors and statutory auditors’ committees in industrial companies and Italian primary financial institutions. Over the years he has been appointed by the Universities of Ferrara and Macerata as Professor in several courses of financial markets and private equity, bankruptcy law, banking contracts, anti-money laundering laws and banking technics.

Augusto is graduated cum laude in Economics at the University of Bologna in 1981 and master’s degrees in business management at the University of Parma and in Catholic business doctrine at the Lateran Pontificial University in Rome.

Urs Breitsprecher

Team member

Managing Partner - Germany

A specialist in commercial, corporate and tax law, he was set on the legal course by his interest in economic interactions between law and business and a strong sense of justice. A Diploma in European Law, a Bachelor of Law from University College London and certification as an M&A Advisor
With about two decades of experience in handling complex M&A transactions and his dual qualification as a German lawyer and English solicitor, he specialises in cross-border business activities. He also has extensive expertise in corporate and group restructuring and the resulting tax consequences, as well as insolvency matters and contract drafting.

Nick Goldie

Team member

Managing Partner Benelux

Nick joined You are Capital in January 2024 after 25 years experience working in London, Paris and Amsterdam. He developed significant expertise in international M&A and an extensive knowledge of various sectors, including Consumer Goods, Business Services and Technology. He brings to You are Capital a broad operational experience having previously worked for PwC, Eaton Corporation, Philips and Randstad in both CFO and COO roles. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and earned a Degree in Law from the University of Warwick. He is fluent in English and French, speaks reasonable Dutch and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.

Henri Van Engelen

Team member

Senior Advisor & Advisory Board Member

With over 25 years of senior leadership experience at IBM, Atos and Wolters Kluwer, Henri led teams across Europe and Brazil with over 2500 employees in the broader IT industry.

Setting strategy, developing portfolio of businesses, acquiring and integrating companies, growing strong leaders and building successful teams are amongst executing strategy and driving operational performance Henri’s main areas of expertise.

Since 2021 he shares his experience with CEO’s and management teams in the IT industry as board member, coach, and advisor.

Certified Director in Corporate Governance, October 2021, Insead.

Jean-Marc Janailhac

Team member

Advisory Board Member

Executive Board Member of ME Group (listed at the LSE) worldwide leader of Photo Booths and personal service automates

Senior Advisor Macquarie Capital (Macquarie Investment bank division), world N°1 of infrastructure Funds 

Former CEO of Veolia Environmental Services South Europe (Subsidiary of the waste management division of Veolia Environment Group)

Graduated in Economics at HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and at IHEDN ( Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale ), member of the French independent board members association (IFA, Institut Francais des Adminsitrateurs)

 Other executive functions/ directorships:

SFIC development SAS (CEO): international development and M&A advisory

Athena Investment ( board member ) – Wind ad solar farms in Europe

SFEIR SA (Board Member)  : France -a top five Apple master  IT development  company

Cabinet Roux SA (Board Member)   France: N°2  of the  claim adjustment market

Fondation Contes (Financial advisor)