Patrick Gouin

Executive Director

T: +33 6 82 64 88 32

Patrick is one of the founders of Invigors EMEA. He is an acknowledged industry leader in the equipment finance industry and is a regular speaker at global events including the Leaseurope Conference, the Captive Forum, Leasing Life and the ELFA Annual Convention. He brings over 40 years of experience in consulting and equipment leasing at board levels, and has won numerous industry awards.

Patrick was Global Head of Strategy & Business Optimization, and member of the management committee of Société Générale Equipment Finance prior to joining Invigors. He had previously worked at The Alta Group as partner and senior advisor for USA, EMEA and APAC from 2003-2007. 

After a stint in strategic consulting in Brussels and Milan at the start of his career Patrick settled back in Paris to advise Alcatel-Lucent’s Board on operational M&A activities, becoming general manager of their components distribution division.

A move to Digital Equipment (which was ultimately acquired by HP) placed him in the deputy MD role for France before then being responsible for Digital Finance, their captive finance arm and a joint venture with De Lage Landen. This led him to joining DLL full time as their European General Manager for Tech Finance. He returned to strategic consulting within The Alta Group (between 2003 and 2007).

Patrick splits his time between France and Spain, enjoying good food and wine with his many contacts in the equipment finance industry and several generations of family. He holds an MBA and Master Economics from ESSEC business school.