Loïc Mackosso

Managing Partner

ARIES Investissements

Biography

Loïc MACKOSSO, Managing Partner at ARIES Investissements, began his career in Paris in 2003 as a junior compliance officer in the finance industry within the asset management company Asset Allocation Advisors (AAA) which became Neuflize OBC Investissements.

In 2006, following his return to Congo, he joined the legal affairs department of the state-owned oil company (SNPC) where, among other things, he negotiated oil contracts with international oil companies (China National Oil Offshore Company, ENI, TOTAL).

In 2009, he was recruited by the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) as a project finance in-house lawyer where he structured transactions in the Central Africa region totaling more than FCFA 100 bn in various sectors (industry, infrastructure, financial services, real estate, petroleum and mining).
Since 2015, he has run ARIES Investissements, a financial and strategic advisory firm where along with his partners he advises clients — governments and private companies, domestic and international — on structuring and financing their investment projects in fields ranging from energy, natural resources, and real estate to infrastructure and ICT.

He is often invited to speak at conferences in Africa and other international fora on entrepreneurship in Africa, the promotion of the financial market and the structuring of investments.

He has authored several articles on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and the financing of investment in Africa, and he lectures at ESGAE a leading business school in Brazzaville on finance and business law related topics.

Loic holds a master’s degree in business law from the University of Lille II.

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