Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Bilel Oumheta, and I am 27 years old. I was born in Maubeuge in northern France. I have also lived nearby in Aulnoye-Aymeries and in Sétif (Algeria).
I have a degree in economic and financial engineering from Paris-Dauphine University. During my studies, I had the opportunity to do several long internships, in financial auditing (KPMG) and private equity (Argos Wityu, Bpifrance and Alliance Entreprendre).
I have always been interested in finance. During the first year of my Master’s degree, I evaluated an industrial SME in northern France. I really appreciated the discussions with the CEO about his everyday experiences and challenges. This is when I started learning about corporate finance and I discovered the private equity industry. My first discussion with a private equity professional was with Louis Godron at an evening event organized by a not-for-profit organization. He presented his profession and encouraged me to look into it seriously.
I see private equity as a multi-dimensional support system for corporate executives: financial, strategic, organizational, etc. The objective is to enable companies to pursue growth.
I also devote a lot of time to community and political activities in northern France. For example, my friends and I have created an association that supports secondary school students from low-income families as they consider their educational and professional options. I’m also a municipal councillor in my town, in charge of economic topics and those relating to young people. I’m very pleased to be able to contribute to the community. I’ve played several sports ever since I was little, including football and tennis. I had a bright football career ahead of me but then, unfortunately, I tore my cruciate ligaments.
If you would like to have a direct discussion with me, feel free to