Dr Patrick Bijou is an educated and lateral thinker. He brings extensive banking experience having worked as a senior banker in many banks that include Credit Agricole and Deutsche Bank. He has also worked on Wall Street, a very capable and highly experience trader in the derivative and bond markets, having setup MTN desks within Lloyds Bank. Prior to Alpha Bank, Dr Bijou led the Deutsche trade desk and was responsible for developing asset origination and distribution structures. He is a senior adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office in various countries. Dr Bijou has been responsible for serving large corporate, creation of new credit for international supply chains and SMEs, public sector and commodity clients across a range of products that include supply chain finance, receivable finance, contract monetization, private placement and a broad range of trade services. Prior to Alpha Bank Dr Bijou undertook similar roles at Conduit Capital and Morgan Stanley. Dr Bijou extensive contacts are with major banks around the world to include Wells Fargo, HSBC, Deutsche and ICBC, where he deals at board level.
Dr Bijou has tailored funding and investments for many different clients which include governments, banks and financial institutions, and has implemented over $1.3B funding for social housing in the Bahamas where he is connected at government level, his credibility extends to being a personal adviser to the Prime Minster.
He has high level contacts in banks, where his financial architecture and engineering has created off balance sheet solutions to rectify capital adequacy shorts falls. Dr Bijou is also a venture capitalist — backing several successful start-ups. He has extensive asset management experience and runs two significant fund, his return ratio's are of the highest levels in his sector, offering clients very satisfying returns on their capital.
Dr Bijou experience and out of box thinking makes him a significant asset, he has a doctorate in Economics and brings over 30 years experience in his sector. As a notable investment banker, he possesses certain expertise and skills in business management and corporate governance. With that comes a host of managerial expertise, experience and a seasoned methodical approach.