Meet our new Chief Strategy Officer!

We are excited to announce that Tareck Raafat has joined Acredius as its Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

Tareck is a veteran strategist with extensive experience in upscaling companies and growing assets. He co-founded the company five years ago with Ghassen Benhadjsalah and Nada Chebli. He was not operationally involved but played an essential role in coaching the management. He is now back home to lead the strategy development for Acredius.

Tareck holds a European PhD in physics and has worked in several leading roles on a global scale, leaving an excellent track record and building a wealth of experience. Before joining Acredius, he was a partner at PwC Switzerland in charge of developing the commercial and new product strategy business.

He enjoys over 25 years of experience in international business strategies advising many Tier 1 biopharmaceutical and young innovative biotech companies on a global scale. He also founded and ran Stratas Partners, an international boutique strategy consultancy, for over a decade, which he then integrated into PwC..

Tareck is focused on developing the fintech sector and driving a more substantial impact through alternative finance and innovative private equity growth strategies. Combining his interests with our focus on the SME marketplace allows us to provide unique solutions that help us grow and succeed.

As the new CSO, Tareck brings a wealth of experience in the entrepreneurial world to the table. His deep understanding of strategy and operations and his leadership skills make him the perfect person for this role. We’re confident he will push Acredius to the next level.

Tareck will work closely with Acredius’ CEO, Ghassen Benhadjsalah, to develop the company’s strategy and guide the business through strategic planning.

This decision to involve the company’s Co-founder in more operational roles aims to ensure that Acredius’ strategy is executed successfully and help our business achieve its goals.

About Acredius

Acredius Group is a Swiss Fintech group with a mission to impact the real economy and be one of the future innovation leaders. Acredius provides an ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs and investors, assisting them throughout their journey, especially with:

  • An online Marketplace Lending Platform that makes investors’ and borrowers’ needs meet in an unconventional, digital, intuitive, and safe environment.
  • A Private Equity Fundraising offer for promising start-ups and dynamic companies searching for equity investments.
  • A Growth Strategy arm closes the loop of the company’s journey by supporting it pre, during, and post- fundraising or credit obtention.

The group also features the “Acredius Tunisia Centre of Excellence” ATUCE, focusing on artificial intelligence and data-driven decision-making. Its purpose is to help international clients stay relevant in a customer-centric and insights-driven future.

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