Mazen Y. Aref

Mazen has more than five years of industry experience and is responsible for Probitas Partners’ relationship management activities in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Mazen was an analyst at Pantheon Ventures in London focused on developing and maintaining key investor relationships as well as raising capital for private equity, private debt, and infrastructure. Prior to that, Mazen worked at Corsair Capital across the investment and IR team. Mazen earned a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from Royal Holloway University of London and a Postgraduate Certificate from Oxford University Saïd Business School in Financial Technology. Mazen speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic.

Haakon Gresvig

Haakon has seventeen years of industry experience and leads Probitas Partners’ activities in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Haakon was a Director at Wedge Alternatives, a boutique placement agent in London focused on raising capital for private equity and hedge funds. Prior to that, Haakon worked at Goldman Sachs in New York and London, most recently as an Associate supporting the interest rate derivatives sales desk in London. Haakon earned a BSc in Business Administration from University of Colorado at Boulder. He also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Designation.

Rory Kesley

Rory has more than three years of industry experience and is responsible for Probitas Partners’ fund placement project management activities. Rory earned a BA in Management and Spanish from the University of Leeds. As part of his university degree, Rory spent his penultimate year working within the Chilean Reinsurance Division of Arthur J. Gallagher International.

Chirag Patel

Chirag has sixteen years of industry experience and is responsible for Probitas Partners’ fund placement project management activities. Prior to joining Probitas Partners, Chirag served as a vice president of business management with Goldman Sachs Global FX and FICC eBusiness desks. While at Goldman Sachs, Chirag was responsible for driving business strategy across trading and sales, and project managing product launches and system developments. Chirag earned a BSc in Mathematics and a MSc in Corporate Governance from the University of London.