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Alain Closier

Senior Advisor Operating in Europe

France - +33 6 80 34 32 91

Alain Closier is a former member of the General Management Committee of the Société Générale group. With more than 35 years of experience in international banking and finance, he is, and has always been, passionate about creating innovative activities.


Alain Closier is a graduate of the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE) and holds a post-graduate degree in Economics from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, in Paris. He began his career as an economist, before joining the International Treasury department of Société Générale.


In the 90s, Alain was responsible for the international development of FIMAT.  Originally only a French brokerage company, FIMAT has become in just a few years an international leader specializing in brokerage on derivative stock markets with a presence in more than 25 countries.


Alain Closier was also the creator of FIMATEX, a precursor of online brokers. In 2000, FIMATEX was one of the largest IPOs in Paris in the internet sector. After several mergers and acquisitions, FIMATEX became Boursorama, today one of the French leaders in online banking.


Alain Closier's work has been rewarded on several occasions by international financial institutions. As Director of Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS), he was elected “European Personality of the Year in Asset Servicing” in 2010 by Funds Europe magazine. Its teams were recognized both for their expertise in emerging markets and for their presence on a European scale.


Overseeing the development of the bank's venture capital activities in Silicon Valley during the 2000s, Alain Closier acquired in-depth knowledge of the problems encountered by start-ups, both in the United States and in Europe.


Today, when he is not traveling or studying new investments, Alain Closier advises large companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs developing innovative activities. He puts his knowledge and experience into their service, to help them create new activities in a global and rapidly evolving market context.

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