Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group – DRC since 2012, Eric started his career in
1996 as a Finance Manager to the Vice President of SIFIJA Group in Paris, France.
In 1998, he moved to the UK based LogicaCMG Plc. as a Senior Consultant and Project
Manager. In that role, he coordinated post-M&A integration and projects
implementation in various countries.
Subsequently, Eric took a new challenge with the Investment Banking Division of
Credit Suisse in London, as a Leverage Finance Associate. His efforts included
researching target companies, performing capital structure analysis, structuring deals, and monitoring investments.
In 2008, Eric joined BHP Billiton’s M&A Division based out of Singapore. In a business development capacity for the
Mining giant, his role implied identifying and acquiring global giant deposits of strategic commodities. In 2010, Eric
increased his focus on expanding the Group’s portfolio of resources in Africa. Today, Eric continues to champion
interests of the mining industry as a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME).
Eric holds a Master degree in Public Administration – Leadership and Economic Policy – from the Harvard Kennedy
School of Government of Harvard University and a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of
the Chicago Booth School of Business (US). Prior to that, he was awarded a joint graduate degree from Ecole
Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (France) and a Strategy Certificate from the Recanati Graduate School of Business,
Tel Aviv University (Israel) after completing College education with the MBA Institute (France).
Eric sees innovation as a major lever to addressing challenges resulting from the demographic and urbanization
trends and the infrastructure needs of the century and in a growing pressure on scarce natural resources. Eric sits as
a Board Director for the Seattle-based tech company Slimtrade and advises Whelli, a Vermont based start-up.
Eric was ranked one of the Top 50 Rising Stars of Africa by the Africa Report1
(in 2014) and selected as one of the
Top 100 Africa Economic Leaders of Tomorrow by the Choiseul Institute2
(in 2014 and 2015).
Eric serves as Vice President of the Congolese Banking Federation (ACB) and sits both as a Director on the Boards of
the Congolese Business Federation (FEC) and of the French & Congolese Chamber of Commerce (CCIFC).