Elie KOUBY

Co-founder of Experienced Capital
Chief Executive Officer of Experienced Capital Management

Elie KOUBY has 30 years of experience in Retail and Luxury sectors. He co-founded Experienced Capital with Frédéric Biousse and Emmanuel Pradère in January 2016.

From 1995 to 1997, he was Retail Director for Jean-Paul Gaultier Jeans.

From 1997 to 2007, Elie was co-CEO of Comptoir des Cotonniers, which experienced a strong growth in France and abroad over this period, before being sold to the Japanese company Fast Retailing.

From 2007 to 2015 Elie was CEO of SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claude Pierlot) with Frédéric Biousse, and was one of the main shareholders of the group. Over this period, SMCP's turnover has grown from €7M to over €700M, and the three brands have switched from a 100% French business to an international business in more than 30 countries. After a first LBO with L Capital in 2010, SMCP enters the portfolio of the American private equity firm KKR in 2013.

Elie Kouby is also running several ready-to-wear stores in a franchisee model.