Senior Trainer and Principal Consultant
Varabott has more than 20 years’ work experience (mostly in Credit Suisse) in Financial Services across Europe and Asia with extensive international exposure to large scale Investment Management, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Bancassurance and Corporate Advisory missions. He also completed several missions in 24 countries (of which 7 in Asia, 15 in Europe). He graduated from Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA'12 (Finance, Private Equity, Strategy), CEFA'98 (Chartered European Financial Analyst, SFAF/EFFAS/CIIA) and Master in Finance '94 (Master’s degree in Tax, Legal & Wealth Management). Lecturing and Training Experiences at Universities and Business Schools He has lectured and trained at universities & professional training centers in Cambodia since Jan.2014, lecturing at CamEd Business School (CamEd), Phnom Penh Business School, Zaman University, Royal University of Law & Economics (RULE) , Paññ?s?stra University of Cambodia (PUC), Royal School of Administration/Ecole Royale d ‘Administration (RSA/ERA) and CAMFEBA (Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations). His corporate experiences include: Frontier Markets Investment Specialist - Cambodia. Since Aug.2012 Market research, Financial Advisory, Corporate Finance focusing on emerging Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) Consultant at VDB Loi & BNG Legal (leading legal & tax firms). Assigned in multiple corporate missions (market research, corporate finance, strategy) in industries such as seafood, biomass, healthcare, technology, and in corporate advisory for CEOs LEOPARD CAPITAL ASIA - Cambodia/Myanmar. Feb.2012/Aug.2012 Investment Consultant & Business Development Advisor. Leopard Private Equity Funds is specialized in frontier markets (Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia). Assigned in multiple projects management (premium beer, mineral water bottling company, agribusiness, micro-finance, seafood) and Investors conferences in Yangon and Phnom Penh (May'12). New funds Business Development advisor (West Indochina, Myanmar) AXA - Nanterre. May.2010/May.2011 Business Development Manager, Emerging Markets, Credit Life Business (AXA Entreprises) Developing comprehensive and customized services for global credit professionals (EMEA & South East Asia): retailers, car manufacturers, utilities, bancassurance, credit cards, insurance brokers and online financial services. Designing B2B insurance & reinsurance solutions (Lifestyle Protection for credit/payment products, mortgage, reverse mortgage, leasing, affinity), from pricing negotiation to marketing plans and innovative servicing platform implementation CREDIT SUISSE - Paris/London/Zurich. Dec.1997/May.2010 Credit Suisse Asset Management, 1997-2009 & Aberdeen Asset Management, 2009-2010 Director, Senior Investment Manager Global Sector and Pan-European Equities Funds/ MACS Mandates/ Hedge Funds
- Senior Portfolio Manager on Pan-European Equities Funds and Hedge Fund: Sep.1999/May.2010.
- Senior Portfolio Manager and Product Specialist on Global Luxury Funds: Sep.2005/May.2010.
- Head of Global Technology Team: Dec.2008/Jun.2009.
- Economist & Junior European Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager: Sep.1997/Dec.1998