A seasoned investor in Direct Investments as well as a blockchain & AgriTech advisor, Nicolas Leyssieux is Senior Investment Director at Bamboo Capital Partners.
Nicolas brings to the team a successful professional track record of 25 years. Nicolas worked for 11 years as Investment Director for a sizable SFO, where he managed the portfolio of Direct Agricultural Investments, with a focus on farmland in Eastern Europe and Latin America. His tasks covered the whole range of the investment spectrum, from sourcing and modeling to deal structuring and settlement. As such, Nicolas has also been the MD of one of the portfolio companies for 6 years: a large size vertically integrated farming operation in Ukraine, implementing state of the art AgriTech solutions, and delivering above-market returns.
Prior to that, Nicolas spent over 10 years for high-tech industries at the Airbus and Alcatel groups, where he held various positions, from purchasing manager for Telecom Satellites to HQ financial control Director. He served for 2 years as Director of Investors Relations of the Alcatel group.
Nicolas has also provided consulting services on various Blockchain projects since 2017, mostly for asset tokenization.
Nicolas holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Arts et Métiers ParisTech), a BA in Political Sciences (Sciences Po), and an MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona. He also graduated from several Harvard Business School Exec Seminars in Agribusiness. Nicolas is fluent in English and French and has a working level in Spanish.