Alain Mestat has 25 years of experience in international banking and corporate finance. Alain is currently the Managing Partner of PassionProtect® and Art Capital Group Europe, two boutique Art & Finance advisory companies specialising in the structuring as well as financing of art related assets.
In addition to his passion for art Alain has developed an expertise in the sustainable development and alternative energy space, acting as advisor to Akuo Investments, one of Europe's leading clean energy fund management groups.
Prior to this Alain had been for 13 years Director at Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe in Luxembourg, one of Europe’s leading Private Banking Institutions. He was in charge of international marketing & corporate communication, actively supporting the bank business development efforts in both Private Banking as well as Institutional Fund Services. In that capacity he was in charge of developing an innovative Private Banking & Family Office solution in conjunction with Axis Bank in India. Before joining the Edmond de Rothschild Group, Alain had been the Founder and Managing Director of Boston-Jeddah based Advena Management one of the first multi-national multi-client Family Offices which he ran for nearly 8 years before selling the company to a group of middle eastern investors.
As a Luxembourg national, Alain has a deep understanding as well as a wide ranging expertise of the Luxembourg Financial Center.Alain holds a BA from Brandeis University as well as a Masters in International Finance and Economics from Brandeis University in Boston USA. Alain serves on several Boards of international companies as well as local Luxembourg based institutions. Alain is also a graduate of INSEAD, the leading Business School in the world. Alain is an INSEAD certified Independent Board member.