Our team

Majid Benmlih – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Before founding African Global Investment, Majid headed up Attijari Finances Corp., Morocco’s leading investment bank, at which, over a 10-year period, he oversaw or participated in more than 70 deals, including some of the largest and most complex ever structured in Morocco and Africa.

He also headed up Palmeraie Développement Group for just under 6 years. The company is one of Morocco’s largest property development and hospitality companies with an extensive footprint in Africa. He remains the non-executive Vice-Chairman of Palmeraie Développement Group.

Majid holds a Masters degree in Management from Montpellier’s Ecole Supérieure de Commerce. He is married with two children.

Investment banking experience (M&A and/or African deals only): successful deals only.

Mergers & Acquisition deals
African deals (outside Morocco)
Cross-border deals (outside Africa)
Privatization deals
Financial Structuring deals
Equity Capital Market
Debt Capital Market

Moulay Idriss Yacoubi – Director

Moulay Idriss’s professional career, spanning almost 15 years to date, has encompassed a variety of disciplines including investment banking, private equity, audit and advisory. He has worked for a number of prestigious international and domestic organisations such as Arthur Andersen, Attijari Finances Corp. and H Partners (Attijariwafa bank Group’s private equity fund).

He has acquired extensive expertise by overseeing or participating in more than 20 M&A, ECM or investment deals, including some of the largest ever seen in Morocco and as a member of the supervisory board and head of investment at H Partners, an investment fund.

Moulay Idriss has also acted as advisor to a number of start-ups in Morocco and Dubai as part of their business development. Reputed for his conscientiousness and integrity, he joined African Global Investment in 2017, tasked with helping investors to successfully conclude their strategic deals in Morocco, Africa and the Middle East.

Moulay Idriss holds an MBA, summa cum laude, from Hult International Business School and a Masters in Management from Paris’ Institut Supérieur de Gestion.

Investment banking experience (M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets): successful deals only.

Mounia Arous – Office Manager

Mounia Arous joined African Global Investment since its creation in 2017 as its Office Manager. She has built her expertise working in multinationals companies such as L’Oréal where she spent 12 years in Makreting and Communication positions and was involved in the launch of the company’s “luxury” business unit.

Mounia has worked with Mr. Majid Benmlih for 6 years, was attached to the Vice-Presidency and involved in several strategic assignments such as the corprate restructuring of B Group. She has demonstrated efficiency and a strong sense of confidentiality in her work..

Mrs. Arous holds a degree in Management from HEM Business School in Casablanca.

Mounia is married and mother of 2 children.

Gauthier Tanneau – Senior Associate

Gauthier has nearly 7 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions in West African countries and France. He first built his expertise in Paris in at Trianon CF a M&A boutique, before becoming an independent advisor and then joining an African Family Office in London and Libreville.

During his experiences, Gauthier has developed a multi-sector expertise by working in various sectors such as agriculture, agribusiness, real estate, fast food industry and healthcare. In these sectors, he has been involved in greenfield projects, divestments, acquisitions, fundraising and restructuring. During his experience in Gabon, he has developed a wide network with local economic, financial and political decision-makers.

Gauthier is a graduate of Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg and Kedge Business School in Marseille.