Chief Executive Officer, MVision Private Equity Advisers
Mounir Guen is the Chief Executive Officer of MVision which he founded in 2001. He is a veteran fundraising specialist, advisor and manager, with 30 years of experience in the industry during which he has worked on over 300 General Partnership funds. He has led MVision to the point where it is now one of the leading private equity capital raising firms in the world.
In 2011, he was selected by Private Equity International as one of the industry’s 100 most influential personalities of the decade. Mounir is on the EMPEA Investor Relations and Marketing Member Community Steering Committee and has served on the EVCA Investor Relations Committee and also the EVCA European Valuation Committee to establish policy currently in use. He also chaired the ‘EVCA Placement Task Force’ that drafted the Code of Conduct for Placement Agents which has been important in establishing best practices in the industry.
Mounir is frequently called upon by Private Equity media to give his expert opinion and insights, as well as being invited to speak at industry conferences throughout the world. He is a member of the New York University President's Global Council and the Liberal Studies Dean’s Council. Mounir is on the faculty of London Business School, regularly lecturing at the school’s Private Equity Masterclass and on its MBA course, being honoured with the title of Executive Fellow of the Accounting Department in 2014. He also is a regular guest speaker at other universities.
Previously Mounir spent 13 years at Merrill Lynch where he was a Managing Director and was responsible for building up the international non-US placement business, both on the General Partner and Investor level, and creating a particularly strong franchise. He established an innovative proactive origination program for Europe and extended the concept to a global model. Prior to that, he trained at JP Morgan whilst working at the Saudi International Bank.
Mounir completed Postgraduate ABD studies in Economics and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from Georgetown University, and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.