Patrick is a CIMA qualified accountant with extensive experience in financial management, investment and international development. He started his career in finance at British Telecom in 1998. Over the following decade, he worked for a real estate consultancy firm, in investment banking at JPMorgan and RBS. He also helped set up a microfinance bank in DR Congo in 2009.
A CIMA qualified accountant, I have acquired about 20 years of international experience in finance including financial accounting, investment appraisal, and analysis. A multilingual professional, I can operate in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
‘’As a Financial Consultant, I help corporations and individual clients create financial plans which are suitable to their strategic objectives. My services include in-depth market and competition analysis with a view to identifying investment opportunities for business as well as a social enterprise. Having set up and managed a business advisory company, I have frontline experience of the challenges which start-ups face when identifying their core activity and trying to raise capital. I cover African markets, particularly in Portuguese and French-speaking countries. I recently led a market research analysis into the energy sector for a France-based company. I regularly participate in panel discussions and make public presentations on investing in Africa.
Prior to being involved in social enterprise and investment, I worked as Director: Finance and Administration for a microfinance bank where I managed a team of 15 people. I also spent about 8 years working in a number of financial roles with companies such as British Telecom, RBS and JP Morgan, where I focused on accounting, financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis. I am experienced in investment appraisal and valuation as I created financial models for a boutique consulting firm that provides valuation services to corporate clients.
I have a keen interest in education and the Arts hence my past involvement with The Beanstalk charity as a reading helper and The Lewisham Toy Library. Currently, I provide financial advice to Art Fix. As a result of my varied work experience, I have developed strong skills in coaching and building relationship with non-finance stakeholders.