Our Core Team

Each member of our team has achieved outstanding business success in their own right, at the highest levels in multi-national organisations, or providing advice to heads of state and business leaders.

Our international background, with team members having extensive experience in Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East, gives us a unique global perspective for cross-border transactions. 
This collective exposure, not just as advisors, but also as high-level 'deal-makers' and business conduits, creates a broad spectrum of understanding and opportunity for our clients.

Our common starting point is a strategic one, a desire to understand the needs of both parties, to identify possible synergies and suitable investment opportunities and to provide actionable solutions that minimise risks and maximise rewards.
Christophe Durand

Christophe Durand

Christophe Durand joined Strategic Initiatives in 2013, bringing over 16 years experience in the field of investment management.

Arnaud Lelouvier

Arnaud Lelouvier

Arnaud Lelouvier has held leading roles in a diverse range of industry sectors.

As the former CEO of Editions Moreux (professional publications on Africa, infrastructure and shipping) Arnaud carried out geopolitical analysis for the World Bank in more than twenty African countries.

Jean Durand-Ruel

Jean Durand-Ruel

Jean worked for over eight years at Mazars in Paris, a leading European auditing and financial consulting company. He was subsequently appointed as director of the Mazars office in Budapest.

Rudy Amirkhanian

Rudy Amirkhanian

Rudy is a multilingual international entrepreneur, who over a thirty-year career has been involved in 28 start-ups and turnarounds, across eight countries in a variety of sectors.

Pedro Antelo

Pedro Antelo

Pedro began his career as an auditor with Moore & Stephens in 1987. During a prestigious and diverse career, Pedro has held senior positions across a number of major Telecoms and global construction groups.