Charles Thoma, founder and CEO of Cognitive Corporate Finance, said in a statement: “We are delighted to announce the arrival of Marwan Firzli as Senior Director to the Cognitive family. Marwan brings a wealth of international experience, having worked for major multinational companies on both the investing and lending side of medium and large real estate and corporate transactions. He holds a stellar educational path (Bachelor of Commerce Joint Honors in Economics and Finance from McGill University as well as an MBA in Finance and International Business (Beta Gamma Sigma Honors) from Columbia Business School), and speaks four languages (French, English,Arabic, and Spanish).”
Marwan Firzli said: “Despite the challenging international conditions, the world is still in need of smart debt and equity, and I am thrilled to join the Cognitive family at such a busy time. Our clients entrust us with their strategic projects, and the technology-enhanced platform built by Cognitive enables us to decisively match the right parties to the right opportunities, through a truly global and systematic approach of the investment universe.”
Mido Talhouni, Associate Director and head of MENA coverage added: “The world is changing, and everyone needs to adapt to stay in the game. We are here for our clients, listening and ready to propose innovative ideas and solutions, tailored for a challenging world where the need for the right sources of funding and the right strategic partners is more important than ever.”
Yanji Fu, Senior Associate and head of China coverage added: “Capital and ideas are flowing both ways between China and the rest of the inter-connected world, and we are capable ofspendingone month in Shanghai when the missionrequires it, or flyingon short-noticeto anywhere in Europe. This nimbleness allows us to be present on demand for our clientsand deliver above andbeyond expectations”.
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