Jean is a CIMA Chartered Global Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA) with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (BCom Hons) degree in Financial Management from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He is fluent in both English and French. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, Jean worked at Phatisa, a sector-focused private equity firm with investments across the African food value chain – responsible for portfolio management, monitoring and reporting as well as supporting deal sourcing and execution. Jean also supported the implementation of strategic initiatives for a major mineral water bottling plant in Ivory Coast and Zambia’s largest producer of table eggs. Jean is a member of the investment advisory team.