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Nicolas B.

Nicolas B.

Expert Trainer
Corporate Finance
Financial Modeling
Credit Fixed Income
Asset-backed Securities
Credit Derivatives and Structured Products
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About The Mentor

Nicolas is a Chartered Accountant and has more than 15 years’ experience in finance in various industries including manufacturing, retailing, textile, hotel and leisure, oil and energy, and investment banking. He specialises in training key finance skills such as financial and management accounting, valuation, financial modelling and analysis. Nicolas studied accountancy at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing his auditing articles with Arthur Andersen in 2000. During his studies, he was involved in tutoring managerial accounting and finance, and whilst working for Arthur Andersen, he also planned and provided internal technical training courses. Nicolas started his professional career as an external auditor at Arthur Andersen in South Africa, where he was involved in the audit of various manufacturing, retail and textile corporations, including the Seardel group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as well as some hotel and leisure and precision engineering corporations. In 2001, Nicolas moved to London, where he initially worked as a finance and management consultant at Shell International, assisting internal clients on capital investment decisions and facilitating financial analysis. During this period, he was also a technical consultant on financial modelling. He later moved on to Shell Europe Oil Products, where he was in charge of financial analysis and coordinating financial planning. In 2004, Nicolas made the move to the investment banking industry, working for a number of large corporations such as UBS, ABN AMRO and Commerzbank. He was working as a product controller in the middle office and was responsible for reporting to the front office, as well as advising on risks, provisions, pricing and valuation. Nicolas worked with a number of divisions and had exposure to various products including credit fixed income, FX, asset-backed securities, credit derivatives and structured products. Since 2013, Nicolas has been focusing on providing training services to corporate and banking clients in Europe, Asia, Africa and the middle east. These have been a mixture of ad hoc training courses and graduate programmes. He has also taught financial accounting at Université Paris Dauphine in French and English.
Kristina Karadakova
Training Adviser

Key Specialties

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Corporate Finance
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Financial Modeling
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Credit Fixed Income
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Asset-backed Securities
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Credit Derivatives and Structured Products

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    Dating back to 2014, Mobily’s “LEORON” experience has grown from a single collaboration to a long-term partnership. We consider “LEORON” Institute as a strategic partner, whose contribution has been nothing but premium in equipping our staff with field-based knowledge and information. Past three years have resulted with an expanded collaboration with superior customer service and support. Best Regards,
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    Certified Professional in Quality and Patient Safety
    Since the partnership was signed between BAE Systems Saudi Development & Training and LEORON in 2017, we have been working together to offer the Saudi market a complete portfolio of training solutions benefiting from the wide and extensive experience of both parties. Recognizing the great success of this partnership, we are looking for further collaborations in the future that will position both companies as one of the leading training providers in Saudi Arabia. We thank the LEORON team for their full cooperation and continuing support, and look forward to further success together in the years to come.
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    Certified Professional in Quality and Patient Safety
    We have been working with LEORON for the past two years and will be working with them again this upcoming year. The programs they delivered were fruitful and exciting and our organization has received positive feedback from the participants. What our organization aims to do is to provide at no cost training for all the private sector employees so that they may benefit from our offered programs in Innovation and Professional development. Leoron has helped us achieve this goal. We look forward to continuing this service and wish them the best of luck. Regards,
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