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Rios-Karim Mercier began his career in industry, acquiring a passion for productivity and customer relationships. Rios joined Cafa in 2012 with a valuable manufacturing and sales experience and an excellent understanding of what makes an operation profitable.
Rios began his career as a chemist, working for BASF and Henkel in both Europe and North America where he held a variety of progressive roles including technical sales representative.
An interest in finance led Rios to redirecting his career and obtaining his MBA.
Since joining Cafa, Rios has worked as lead on several buy-side mandates and financings, including many cross-border transactions. He has also represented clients for divestitures both in Canada and in Europe.
In addition to his MBA from the John Molson School of Business, Rios holds an Honors BSc with Specialization in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. He is fluently bilingual.