Agnes Hugot is an entrepreneur in finance, having launched successful ventures and financial services lines for international banks, PE houses and international consulting firms. She has more than 20 years of experience in international finance, start up and asset management. She has been based in Singapore since 2015 where she is currently supporting the development of “Fast Track Trade”, a digital trade platform dedicated to support SME international commerce and processed by Distributed Ledger Technology.
She previously held executive positions for investment banks (Bank of Scotland, Landsbanki) and Private Equity funds (Apax Partners) for 10 years after 7 years of auditing/consulting for E&Y and Coopers & Lybrand.
As an Investment Director and as Head of Recovery/High Risk for international banks, she has experienced all the pain points on trans-frontier financing, Know Your Customer issues as well as payment uncertainty and recovery in non-banker-friendly jurisdictions.
She has obtained two regulatory approvals from the French Monetary Authorities (AMF) as a CEO of asset management companies. First to operate a restructuring fund (Finactive) backed by a bank (Bank of Scotland) in 2003 and then to run a private debt management company (Aloïs Investissement) backed by private equity houses (Capzanine and 123Ventures) in 2009.