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Our Team

Based in Paris, Luxembourg and Dubai, Park Partners team possesses a rare combination of financial expertise and entrepreneurial spirit that sets us apart from our peers.

Our ambitious teams consist of people coming from various backgrounds, which creates an exclusive set of complementary skills. Together we are able to implement innovative ideas to build win-win partnerships with companies, investors and clients.

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Simon Le Reste
General Manager

Simon is a former French business lawyer with a solid financial background and hands-on work experience on  the trading floor for Caisse des Dépôts and Lehman Brothers.


Simon joined Park Partners in 2020 from Reed Smith where he served as 
a litigator on corporate and financial cases. Prior to that, he has also worked for a number of leading law firms including English Ashurst and French Ginestié and  Jeantet. His practices revolved around litigation, arbitration and  restructuring for private companies and investment funds.

After graduating from Grande Ecole Master from ESCP Business  School, Simon studied business law at Panthéon-Assas University  before passing the Parisian bar exam and obtaining a PhD in Law.

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Salma El Jazouli​
Legal Counsel​

Salma is a legal counsel and former associate at Afrique Advisors correspondent of Mayer Brown, and CMS Francis Lefebvre law firms in Morocco.
Throughout her career, Salma has worked with a range of clients operating in many industrial and financial sectors, and intervened in their operations of mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, assets acquisitions, takeover or transfer of control.

Her professional background has allowed her to develop an extensive and multidisciplinary practice, in private equity transactions and venture capital investments, advising institutional and private investors in the context of their equity participation.

Salma holds a master’s degree in Tax and Business Law from Cadi Ayyad University in Morocco.

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Marc Karako​
Head of Paris Office

Marc joined Park Partners GP in 2020 as Senior Advisor. Previously, Marc was CFO and Board member of Quantum Genomics, a biotechnology company listed on Paris and New York stock exchanges



He was also Group CFO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Vallourec. He held the position of Vice President of Finance at Thomson Multimedia (now Technicolor) and started his career at IBM Europe where he had multiple finance roles for 10 years.

Marc is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. 

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Youssef El Jazouli​
Executive Director​

Youssef joined Park Partners as an Analyst. His main mission is to identify opportunities to invest in Micro / Small & Mid cap companies. He has an entrepreneurial background and founded two companies. The first company specializes in sports marketing and helps companies increase their visibility through sponsoring


. The second specialize in real estate. Acquisitions, sale trade, fundraising are his main areas of expertise. He is graduated from the Paris School of Business with a master’s degree in Management, Marketing and International Trade and holds an MBA in sport’s management. Youssef is now Executive Director within Park Partners.

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Visaka Kimari​
Board member – Compliance Officer

Visaka has joined Park Partners GP as Compliance Officer. She started her career in France as a broker and spent the rest of her career in Luxembourg mostly in the Financial industry with different roles as a private banker, family officer, sales, consultant, advisor and relationship managerin several companies and banks.


Visaka has also put her experience in assisting different start-up companies in their structuring and development.

In the past years she moved to the investment fund industry, with a focus on good governance and compliance with the regulatory framework.

Visaka holds a Masters in Economics and International Relations and a Master D2A  in Droit, Economie et Gestion de l’Audiovisuel , both from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne in France. She is also a Certified  Real Estate Professionnal in Luxembourg.

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Dominique Faesch​
Senior Advisor - Switzerland​

Dominique has extensive experience working for international corporations such as Hyatt Hotels International and Crowne Plaza Hotels, where she held directorships. On behalf of several agencies and on a personal basis she also has participated in numerous strategic plans with financial packages for private companies et for territorial development.


Particularly attuned to the importance of corporate governance, she is the president of the Cercle Suisse des Administratices, to promote diversity and good governance practices within non-executive administrative boards.

Dominique holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada and a graduate degree in hospitality management from the EHL, Hospitality Business and Hotel Management School in Switzerland.

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