Your points of contact at CIC London
Pierre Vinci is the General Manager of CIC London. Prior to joining CIC, he held various senior roles at ABN AMRO, GE Capital and Accenture, with a career spanning over 20 years. Pierre graduated with a Masters in Management from the ESCP Business School and a MSc. in Finance from the Lancaster University Management School. He has been a Non-Executive Director at the AFB (Association of Foreign Banks) since 2020.
Head of PDS
Steve heads up the Private Debt Solutions team at CIC London. He was involved in the launch of the CIC Private Debt London branch and the European Large Cap Senior Debt funds. He has more than 25 years of experience in financing activities including over 15 years in acquisition finance. Before setting up PDS in 2012, he worked in the Acquisition Finance department of CIC London for 7 years. Steve is a graduate of the University of Leeds.
Head of Acquisition Finance
Matt heads up the Acquisition Finance team at CIC London. With over 25 years’ experience in Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Matt Gillard has been with CIC London Acquisition Finance since 2002. Prior to this Matt worked for TD Securities and NatWest. He is a graduate of Southampton University where he read Economics.
Head of Corporate Finance
Patrick heads up the Corporate Finance team at CIC London. With over 30 years’ experience in finance, Patrick Kitching has been with CIC London Corporate Finance since 1998. Prior to this Patrick worked for Crédit Lyonnais and RBS. He is a graduate of Leicester University where he read French and Politics and has an MSc from London School of Economics.
Head of Project Finance
Krish heads up the Project Finance team at CIC London. He joined CIC in 2014 and has over 15 years’ Project Finance experience. Prior to joining CIC, Krish was a relationship manager at RBS for its Project Finance clients, having joined the bank in 2010 to help restructure its balance sheet following the 2008 bail out.
Prior to RBS, Krish was a Director in the Global Infrastructure Group at Fitch Ratings and has also worked in the pensions industry providing advisory services to public and private sector clients. Krish holds a 1st Class BSc in Actuarial Science from City University and an MSc in Actuarial Management with distinction from Cass Business School. He is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries.
Head of ABL
Jacob heads up the Asset Based Lending team at CIC London. He joined CIC in 2021 and has over 15 years’ experience in finance. Prior to joining CIC, Jacob spent the majority of his career at HSBC and RBS, and more latterly working for the London branch of a US debt fund. He is a graduate of Swansea University.
Head of International Business Development
Solène heads up the International Business Development team (CIC Aidexport) at CIC London. She joined CIC in 2017, where she is dedicated to support companies with their international development strategies. She has a strong international background having worked in Business Development for French, Australian and Spanish companies.
Solène holds a Master Degree in International Marketing at the University Paris XII Nanterre-La Défense.