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Tameo is a spin-off from Symbiotics, including its market research, impact reporting, deal valuation and matchmaking solutions.

Based on 15 years of experience built at Symbiotics, our aim is to promote the growth of the impact investing industry by increasing transparency and supporting evidence-based decision-making via independent solutions.

Our management

Gilles Bayon

Gilles Bayon

Chief Technology Officer
Bio

Gilles brings more than 25 years’ experience in the information technology field, first working for the biggest European web agency notably for Kyriba/Commerzbank, PackardBell, and 3M, then as system architect consultant for SNCF, and lastly for Nestlé as business analysist and project coordinator.

Since 2008, Gilles has led the IT teams at Symbiotics, in particular developing its operational and client management systems: syminvest.com.

He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science, a postgraduate degree specializing in networks and multimedia project management, and is a certified Professional Scrum Master.

Ramkumar Narayanan

Ramkumar Narayanan

Head of Research & Investments
Bio

Over 8 years, Ramkumar contributed to Symbiotics' research work in the areas of microfinance funds, markets, and social performance by developing reporting tools and co-authoring white papers and industry reports on these topics.

Prior to his time at Symbiotics, he worked for over 3 years at the World Microfinance Forum Geneva, leading a working group aimed at raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges of private sector MF investments in China.

Ramkumar holds a master’s degree in Public Management and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.

Safeya Zeitoun

Safeya Zeitoun

Head of Impact
Bio

During her 5 years at Symbiotics, Safeya has focused on assessing the social and environmental impact achieved by Symbiotics' investments.

She has also contributed to industry initiatives on social performance management.

Before that, she was a researcher at the Access to Knowledge for Development Center at the American University in Cairo.

She holds a master's degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo.

Our team

Ana Cristina Jaccard

Ana Cristina Jaccard

Impact Analyst
Bio

Before joining Tameo, Ana Cristina was part of Symbiotics’ Impact Measurement team for over 2 years. She has worked in the Mexican private sector as well as in governmental institutions like ProMexico, a Mexican trust fund that promoted international trade and investment.

Ana Cristina holds a master’s degree in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a master’s degree in International Business Development from the University of Neuchâtel.

Basile Quartier

Basile Quartier

Research & Investments Analyst
Bio

Basile has worked for seven years at Symbiotics, starting in the Asset Management department before joining the research team as Impact Fund Analyst.

Before joining Symbiotics, he worked with different financial institutions in Switzerland, including the online bank, Swissquote, and Kepler Cheuvreux, a stockbroker.

He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Economics from HEC Lausanne.

Brendan Mackinnon

Brendan Mackinnon

Research & Investments Analyst
Bio

Brendan is joining Tameo after three years working on impact fund research at Symbiotics. Prior to that, he was a trainee at the International Trade Centre (ITC), where he worked on developing analytical benchmarks to support sustainable trade strategies for public agencies and SMEs based in low- and middle-income countries.

Brendan holds a master’s in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris, a bachelor’s in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and did an exchange semester at McGill University in Montreal.

Marion à Porta

Marion à Porta

Impact Analyst
Bio

Marion joined Symbiotics as a Structuring Analyst in 2017 and moved to the Impact team in January 2020. Before joining Symbiotics, she spent two years working with microfinance institutions in Madagascar, Liberia and Rwanda.

Before that, Marion started her career at the International Labour Organization, in the department of security and health at work, after graduating from the Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Yassin Boudjenane

Yassin Boudjenane

Senior Web Developer
Bio

After working as a consultant in software development at Rolex, Yassin is joining Tameo for its launch. Prior to that he spent 8 years at Symbiotics developing Syminvest.com. He previously worked as a web developer at Patek Philippe and started his career as a Software developer at Revelate SA.

He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Geneva.

Our board

Roland Dominicé

Roland Dominicé

Bio

Roland co-founded Symbiotics in 2005 and is the current CEO.

Prior to Symbiotics Roland worked for BlueOrchard Finance, as well as for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Geneva in management consulting, for McKesson in San Francisco in corporate finance, and for UBS Switzerland in institutional asset management.

He's also a board member of Swiss Sustainable Finance.

Mariano Larena

Mariano Larena

Bio

Mariano has been with Symbiotics since 2010, as SME consultant, REGMIFA team leader, heading the DFI relationship management, technical assistance and more recently the Impact Division.

Mariano is currently the CEO of the Symbiotics Associations for Sustainable Development.

Prior to Symbiotics, he has held various senior management positions within German and Spanish commercial banks, as well as in microfinance and SME development in Latin America and globally.

Our shareholders

The shareholding structure is composed of one institutional investor (Symbiotics, 30% of shares) and ten private investors (70% of shares, all active within the firm).

We are planning a new capital raise in 2021, adding several institutional investors.

Our vision

We aspire to make finance a driver for positive change.

Our mission

We aim to provide investors with insights, tools, and opportunities to facilitate impactful capital flows.

Our values

Synergy

Transparency, exchange and collaboration

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