Sophie Saeed is a member of the Financial Services sector. Based in London, she focuses on global banking & markets, private equity and alternative investing.
Recent Client Experience
Sophie’s recent assignments within investment banking are wide ranging, including a Co-Head of EMEA M&A, a Head of Africa Coverage, senior Sovereign Wealth Fund and Family Office coverage roles, and multiple searches within Leveraged Finance and Equity Capital Markets. On the buyside, Sophie recently completed searches for a large infrastructure fund as well as two of the most prominent global credit funds. She has also worked on M&A and Corporate Development roles for corporates, as well as Strategy roles for banks.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Sophie spent seven years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Most recently, she was an Executive Director in Leveraged Finance, where she arranged and underwrote debt financing for clients across Europe and the MENA region. Previously, Sophie worked in the telecommunications, media and technology investment banking advisory team.
Sophie received her first class B.A. in economics from Cambridge University.
Financial Services, Global Banking and Markets, Private Equity