Hi i am Karine Larher

Critical Thinker

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Who i am

About me


Karine Larher


Outdoorsy, food lover, independent nerd looking for dynamic companies, open to new opportunities and excited to learn and build new projects.

if you would only take 3 things from this, you should know that I am:

– Loyal and calm

– Fun and curious

– Hard working and committed

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Mad Trail Walking

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Structured Finance Analyst

  • Strategic, Financial & Risk Analysis
  • Multicultural Environment
  • Adaptability

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) is an international company with over 10,000 employees throughout the world. Project finance deals with the lending arm of the bank for projects in power, infrastructure and Oil & Gas sectors. CACIB consistently consistently ranks the top 5 banks for Project Financing.  

    Project Finance Analyst – Hong Kong                                                                  Jun 2017 – Dec 2017

Worked in a team of 12 people located in Hong Kong and Singapore. Part of deal teams that successfully financed 2 projects.
  • Developed attention to detail while working under very tight deadlines to submit high priority credit applications.
  • Furthered risk analysis skills while analyzing projects costing Billions of dollars and lending 100s of millions of dollars.
  • Excelled organizational and communication skills coordinating with team members across two regional offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

    Structured Finance Analyst – Hong Kong                                                         Jan 2016 – Jun 2017

Part of a pool of analysts working on financing deals for 3 teams: Project Finance, Acquisition & Real Estate. Part of deal teams that successfully financed 3 deals.
  • Balanced competing priorities handling requests and deliverables for three different teams.
  • Exhibited adaptability in changing between different requirements and further developed ability to prioritize and ask good questions while handling different deals at the same time.
  • Cultivated skills in financial modelling while analyzing projects ability to meet their obligations to our firm and other stakeholders.

    Project Finance Analyst - Paris                                                                              Apr 2015 – Oct 2015

Worked in a team of 10 in charge of managing and monitoring the portfolio of projects.
  • Expanded capabilities in big-picture thinking/cause-effect analysis while monitoring macro-economic and geo-political developments forces/variables and their impact for ongoing deals.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail reviewing reports from technical advisors on the operational capacity of ongoing projects.
  • Applied critical thinking while analyzing budgets and forecasted cash flows sent by the client on its ability to repay its debt.

Private Equity Analyst

  • Financial Modeling
  • Market Study
  • Process Analysis

Company managing several investment funds specialized in capital growth and Leverage Buy-Out (LBO) towards Small and Medium Enterprises (small and mid-cap operations).

    Private Equity Business Analyst - Paris - Feb 2013 – Jul 2013

    Created reusable models on more than 30 companies to evaluate financial and operating performance resulting in the Equity investment in 3 companies by the firm.
  • Fostered Strategic thinking to identify trends and opportunities of the market on which the company operates, identify strengths and weaknesses through internal analysis of the processes of the company.
  • Performed financial analysis on financial statements and cash flows to measure profitability, solvency and identify business drivers.
  • Advanced critical analysis reviewing Business Plans to reevaluate the forecasts, value the business and create a financial LBO modeling leading to value creation at exit.
  • Summarize and present investment notes for the team and the investment committee.

Advanced Master in Strategy

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Marketing

• Strategy, Corporate Finance, Merger & Acquisition, Strategy for value creation, Marketing
• ESSEC Digital Week Competition : Innovation prize, Public prize

Master in Corporate Finance

  • Private Equity
  • Cost Accounting
  • Risk Management

• Merger and Acquisition, Private Equity, Cash Management, Risk Management, Cost Accounting

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

  • Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Organizational Behavior

• Strategic Management / International, Corporate Investment Decision, Cost Accounting


Student Projects


Digital marketing

  • Digital
  • Web Marketing
  • Strategy

Team of 6 students from different Master program to deliver a Digital Strategy for TOTAL Group in a week.

  • Winner of the Total Digital Challenge: "How to promote Total technological leadership through digital?" out of 3 groups.
  • Winner of 2 awards: Greatest Digital Innovation Award and Public Award, out of 12 groups in the finale.
  • Our team presented and won with 3 outstanding concepts: our Light Up Game (mobile Application), our Total Big Data Challenge and the TOTAL TECHNO CUBE.

Student Project

  • Performance analysis
  • Market Study

Mac 7 is a sole proprietorship that manages the conception, assembly and commercialization a machine allowing disabled people to mount horses and wished to expand to Germany.

  • In a team of 5 people, performed market study on manufactured equipment for disabled people in horse riding centers in France and Germany in order to identify opportunities on the German market.
  • Conducted an analysis of the internal processes in order to identify the capabilities of the company to export.
  • Planned the logistics to export the product by contacting carriers and making quotations.

Student Project

  • Market Study
  • Customer study

Adinda Boutique is an Indonesian interior decoration shop that mandated our team of 5 to conduct a market study on the city of Angers.

  • Performed competitor study, individual and group interviews and quantitative questionnaires in order to allow Adinda Boutique to understand its positioning and identify the business opportunities in Angers.




Critical Thinking

Creative problem solving
Analytical skills
Attention to details

Financial Skills

Financial modelling
Risk analysis
Market research

Soft Skills

Team player





RISE, Gender Diversity Group

RISE, standing for Real Initiatives Seek Equality, is CACIB’s in-house Gender Diversity organization aiming at raising awareness on Gender Diversity issues and unconscious bias.

Executive Committee Member – Hong Kong   –   Sep 2017 – Present

Worked with 16 other committee members on raising awareness about Gender Diversity inside CACIB.

– Defining and putting in place the strategy and the objectives of RISE.

– In charge of internal communication and media. Edited a video presenting RISE and its actions that was presented during CACIB’s Hong Kong annual dinner.

– Took part in the organization of internal events with external consultants and CACIB’s top management.

Oxfam Trail Walker

The Oxfam Trail Walker (OTW) is a charity trail of 100km through the mountains of Hong Kong. The profits are used for projects against poverty in Asia and Africa.

Runner – Hong Kong   –   Nov 2016

Participated in the 2016 OTW within one of CACIB’s team of 4 people, crossing the New Territories of Hong Kong from East to West, and as a support team member for the 2017 OTW.

– A team of 4 people raising HKD 42,000 prior to the race.

– Walked 100km in 30 hours with a positive elevation of 4,500m.

Oxfam Trail Walker HK 2016





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