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Michaël Bijaoui

Partner & COO, East Wind

With 20 years of corporate development and investment banking experience, Michaël joined East Wind in 2009 from MESA, where he built the firm’s education and business services practice. Michaël brings a unique combination of experience as a corporate development officer for a Fortune 500 media company and as an investment banker for large cap and emerging growth companies.

Prior to joining MESA in 2006, Michaël led McGraw-Hill Education’s global strategy and mergers and acquisitions activities.  During his tenure, McGraw-Hill Education completed 13 acquisitions and equity investments in the U.S., UK, and China, as well as two divestitures. Michaël joined McGraw-Hill Education in March 2001 after several assignments in the leadership program of its then parent company, The McGraw-Hill Companies. Prior to McGraw-Hill, he managed client engagements at Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance in Europe.

Michaël  graduated with an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, France.