Chief Executive Officer
From 1995 to 2005, Sébastien worked for Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young as a TAS Senior Director (Transaction Advisory Services). During those 10 years, he was involved in 73 transactions in the banking sector in France (takeover by HSBC of CCF, ..) and emerging markets (in Tunisia, Morocco, Bosnia, Serbia, Czech republic…). He became CEO of PlaNet Finance in June 2005. Up to September 2009 as managing director of Planet Finance, he managed on a worldwide basis more than 200 programs of technical assistance in microfinance. He is also a co founder of FinanCités (microventure capital in France ) and PlaNet Guarantee (one of the largest worldwide broker in microinsurance). Since September 2009, Sebastien is in charge of the debt investments portfolio of responsAbility in Eastern Europe, Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia (current portfolio size of 820 million USD invested in 103 organizations in the region). With around 2.6 billion USD of asset under management, responsAbility is one the world’s leading asset managers for investments in sectors such as Microfinance, SME financing, Fair Trade, Energy and Education. Sébastien holds a diploma from the French Business School EDHEC (with a major in finance) and from the DESCF (Chartered Accountant).
Head of Operations, Risks and Innovation
Miryam graduated from a French “Grande Ecole” in telecoms, finance, strategy and economy in 2006. She joined a strategy consultancy, where she gained a solid experience working extensively on business modelling, benchmarking, marketing and training activities for a range of banks and operators. She then worked as a mobile markets regulation project leader for the French telecom regulatory authority, involving interactions with peers at European, Asian and African regulatory authorities on varied mobile markets issues. From January 2012, Miryam worked on a range of innovative financial services assignments as a Horus Development Finance consultant. This included feasibility studies, business planning, coaching and market surveys, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, but also in South-East Asia and the Caribbean. Miryam joined the Oxus Group in April 2015.
Junior Operations, Risks and Innovation Expert
Aidai graduated from the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After gaining experience as Project Manager in the consulting environment, Aidai joined OXUS in March 2016. As a Business Analyst, Aidai had been involved in CBS implementation projects of OXUS Kyrgyzstan and OXUS Tajikistan. In January 2018, Aidai was appointed as a Junior Operations Risks & Innovation Expert of OXUS Group and Project Manager of CBS Implementation Project for Oxus Tajikistan.
Financial and Administrative Manager
After having graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2014 with an Msc in Economics, Julien gained knowledge in investment banking by working with Natixis, Paris, and Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, Frankfurt, as a coverage analyst. He then joined ACTED and broadened his skills to financial management of humanitarian and development projects working in Iraq as Country Finance Officer and then Area Finance Manager for the Syria mission. He joined Oxus in May 2018.