Sophie Le Roy is Investment Director at Amethis. She is based in Paris.
Within Amethis, Ms. Le Roy ensures the compliance of investments with the investment policy and supervises post-investment processes. Ms. Le Roy is in charge of due diligence and investment evaluation.
She is in charge of the general monitoring of post-acquisition investments, which includes the follow-up of identified strategic issues, Amethis’ representation atboards of directors, reporting obligations and the implementation of best practices in the invested companies as well as operational improvements. She is also in charge of supervising portfolio exits.
Ms. Le Roy is also in charge of sourcing and analyzing opportunities as well as supervising due diligence and leading the teams in charge of transaction execution. She covers Southern Africa and the financial sector. She is a Board member in Ciel Finance (Mauritius).
Ms. Le Roy joined Amethis in 2020, after 17 years at Proparco, a subsidiary of the French Development Agency, dedicated to private sector financing. Within Proparco, Ms. Le Roy started as a Project Manager, structuring debt, mezzanine and equity transactions for the banking sector. From 2011 to 2016, she was appointed Head of the Banking and Financial Markets division, providing financing and investments to banks and financial institutions. From 2017 and until her departure from Proparco, Ms. Le Roy was Investment Director for Asia and Latin America, a portfolio of some 40 investments in funds and companies. She led a team of six Investment Managers, participated in the selection and structuring of new investments and monitored the portfolio.
Ms. Le Roy is a graduate of Paris IX-Dauphine where she obtained a Master’s degree in Management Sciences with a major in Finance, and of EM Lyon where she obtained a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering. Sophie Le Roy is a French national, she is fluent in French and English.