Bassel joined Kafalat in 2015 as Project Manager for the iSME Programme. Before joining Kafalat, he spent 6 years working for Quartilium, the Funds of Funds division of ACG Capital (ex Groupama Private Equity), a Paris based Private Equity firm with more than €2 billion in assets under management. The Quartilium team has invested in over 200 Venture Capital, Private Equity and Mezzanine funds, across Europe, the USA and emerging markets. Prior to that, Bassel had more than 4 years of Strategic Asset Allocation and Alternative Investments experience working for leading European insurance companies as AXA and Groupama in Paris. He holds a Master degree in finance from the European Business School in Paris.