Our Partners

Samir Kasmi

Founding Partner

Samir has more than 10 years experience gained with Societe Generale and ABN AMRO in Paris, Amsterdam and Dubai in Commodities Finance.

His position in the 4 years prior to co-founding CT&F was Regional Head of Energy Commodities for ABN AMRO based in Dubai, covering the MENA, East Africa and Indian sub-continent regions. He has successfully restructured and developed the franchise of the bank in the region by recovering past provisions and building up a diversified multi-billion US dollar portfolio of profitable business. Under his leadership, his team has originated and structured landmark transactions and distributed them to new investors in the region.

Samir holds a Master in Banking and Finance from Sorbonne University and a Master in Economics of Energy from Institut Français du Pétrole.  Samir speaks English and French.