Philippe started his professional career in 2005 in the Operational Risk and Compliance department of a French retail bank (Caisse d’Epargne Group) doing anti money laundering controls in the West Indies and Mauritius branches. In 2006, Philippe joined Merrill Lynch in London where he worked in the Prime Brokerage middle office. Philippe then moved to Barclays Capital in 2009 and worked as a sales assistant in cash equity. He was born and educated in Paris where he received a Master in Finance from the University of Evry in 2005.