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Our Team

Perpetua Investment Group’s team possesses a rare and diverse combination of financial expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. We are disruptive, nimble, agile. We believe in people and ideas that can change the world.

Find out more about the Perpetua Investment Group team below.

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Mehdi El Jazouli
Chief Executive Officer

Mehdi has more than a decade of financial markets experience
within the banking industry. He is the CEO and founder of Perpetua Investment Group. Throughout his banking career Mehdi has launched innovative financial products whilst implementing robust governance structures.
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He successfully managed sizeable portfolios in the commodity trading space at Lehman Brothers (then acquired by Nomura), Natixis and BNP Paribas. Prior to founding Perpetua, Mehdi was Global Head of Precious Metals Trading at CIBC where he built a strong performance track record. Mehdi holds both a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from ESTP Paris and a Master’s degree in Mathematical Modelling.

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Tarik El Aoufi
Non-Executive Chairman

Tarik began his professional career as an equity derivatives broker at Tullet Prebon, in London. He moved to BGC Paris, quickly becoming a derivatives specialist and joined the BGC Dubai office in 2013 as Head of the Multi-Asset All Options Desk that he created. 

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He also founded the Minerva Investment Group, a privately-owned group specializing in long-term private equity and real estate investments. Tarik holds a Masters of Science in Finance from Neoma Business School (Reims Management School), as well as an Advanced Masters in Financial Techniques from ESSEC Business School.

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Gilles Aupin
Chief Operating Officer

Gilles has more than 30 years’ experience in managing world-leading brokerage companies. He joined Perpetua Investment Group in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer from BGC Partners where he was the Senior Executive Officer responsible for the establishment of the company’s Dubai office.

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Previously, Gilles was the Chief Executive Officer of Harmattan African Development, a Moroccan subsidiary of Tradition Group based in Casablanca, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of TSAF and TSAF OTC in Paris. In this role, he was responsible for organizational development, recruitment, and regulatory matters across all asset classes. Prior to that, Gilles founded ETC Pollak Prebon in 1999, which he sold to BGC Partners in 2006. He holds a Management companies’ diploma from Paris.

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Guillaume Bremond
Chief Investment Officer

Guillaume is an investment and corporate finance professional with more than 12 years of experience in Investment Banking and Private Equity. Guillaume joined Perpetua Investment Group in 2020 from UBS Investment Banking where he was M&A Director for the MENA region.

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Prior to that, Guillaume worked for HSBC Infrastructure Fund as an Investment Manager. Guillaume joined HSBC from Deutsche Bank in London, where he spent 3 years in the Investment Banking team. Guillaume holds a Grande Ecole diploma and a Master of Science in Corporate Finance from EDHEC Business School.

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Clément Pacaud
Chief Financial Officer

Clement has more than 10 years of international experience in directing strategic financial functions, building performance reporting & business intelligence ecosystems, leading acquisitions, structuring complex international joint ventures, assessing and controlling multi-billion dollars R&D programs, reducing and managing costs and improving operations for high growth technology start-ups and industrial multi-billion dollars companies across multiple business lines and global regions.

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He joined Perpetua Investment Group in 2022. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Lahab, a defense company part of EDGE Group (a UAE defense & technology conglomerate) where he was leading the restructuring of this strategic asset.

Clement started his career as a financial consultant for Ernst & Young in Hong Kong, Paris and Dubai offices, advising his clients on transactions and valuations. Following that, Clement built the Corporate Finance Department of DarkMatter LLC, a global high-growth multi-billion dollars technology start-up headquartered in Abu Dhabi.

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Cyrus A. Pouyan
Business Manager

Cyrus is a member of the New York Bar and specializes in international trade law, international contracts and international litigation and arbitration.
Prior to joining Perpetua Investment Group, he was a legal consultant at Edgware Consultants FZE in the United Arab Emirates, where he worked on commercial contracts and investment law as well as international litigation and arbitration.
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Cyrus obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in private and international law at Paris 2 Pantheon Assas and a master’s degree in international business law at Paris 5 Descartes before completing his studies with an LLM in the United States at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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