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– EU digital Covid pass will be mandatory to access IPEM 2022 (more information here)
– Free onsite testing will be available to all attendees throughout the 3 days
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WHO’S COMING?

21 INVEST
Actis
PARTNERS GROUP
Bridgepoint
EQT PARTNERS
ICG

IPEM 2022 SPEAKERS

Blackstone

Lionel Assant

EQT

Marcus Brennecke

GENERAL ATLANTIC

Gabriel Caillaux

THE CARLYLE GROUP

Marco De Benedetti

Sagard

Paul Desmarais III

Park Square Capital

Robin Doumar

ICG

Benoît Durteste

Ares Management

Stéphane Etroy

HAMILTON LANE

Richard Hope

ARDIAN

François Jerphagnon

Apollo

Olga Kosters

The Riverside Company

Karsten Langer

Blackstone

Vincent Letteri

Silver Lake

Christian Lucas

PSP

Simon Marc

KKR

Ken Mehlman

NEUBERGER BERMAN

Patricia Miller Zollar

ACTIS

Shami Nissan

DIVERSITY VC

Daisy Onubogu

Oaktree Capital

Armen Panossian

SOFINNOVA PARTNERS

Antoine Papiernik

NORTHZONE

Pär-Jörgen Pärson

Rabo Invest

Yvonne Rooijakkers

CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

Holger Rossbach

Ardian

Marie-Victoire Rozé

Blackstone

Lionel Assant

Sr. Managing Director

Lionel Assant is the European Head of Private Equity for Blackstone, based in London. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Committee for the Tactical Opportunities and Blackstone Growth Equity (BXG) funds. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Assant has been involved in various European investments and investment opportunities.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Assant was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs where he worked for seven years in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Asset Management and Private Equity divisions.

Mr. Assant graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique with a Master’s degree in Economics. He serves as a Director of Cerdia, Clarion Events, Schenck Process, CIRSA, the National Exhibition Centre, BME (formerly CRH Building Materials Distribution) and Bourne Leisure. Mr. Assant served on the boards of Gerresheimer, Klockner Pentaplast, Mivisa, United Biscuits, Alliance Automotive Group, Tangerine, Intertrust and Armacell. He is also involved with Impetus, a charitable foundation which provides resources to improve the lives of children and young people living in poverty.

EQT

Marcus Brennecke

Global Co-Head PE 

Marcus Brennecke joined EQT Partners in January 2005 and is Partner and Co-Head of EQT Private Equity advisory team.

Marcus graduated from the University St. Gallen, CH (HSG). Prior to joining EQT Partners he spent seven years at Axel Springer Publishing Group (1987-94) and in PE (1994-04).

Marcus is a member of the Equity Partners Investment Committee, Chairman of the Portfolio Review Committee within EQT Equity (PPR) and Head of the EQT Network.

GENERAL ATLANTIC

Gabriel Caillaux

Co-President, Managing Director, Head of EMEA

Gabriel Caillaux is Co-President, Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in EMEA. He is also a member of the firm’s Management, Investment and Portfolio Committees. Since joining the firm in 2004, Gabriel has helped expand the firm’s investment focus across the greater European region to include Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He focuses on investments in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. Before joining General Atlantic, Gabriel worked in the telecoms, media & technology division at Merrill Lynch in London and New York.

THE CARLYLE GROUP

Marco De Benedetti

Managing Director and Co-Head of the Europe Buyout

Marco De Benedetti joined Carlyle in 2005 and is currently a Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle’s European Buyout Group, particularly focusing on the telecommunications and branded consumer goods sectors. He is based in Milan. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. De Benedetti was the Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia. Mr. De Benedetti was the Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia Mobile from 1999 until its merger with Telecom Italia.

Mr. De Benedetti serves on the boards of NBTY Inc., Moncler SpA, Twin-Set Simona Barbieri SpA, Marelli Motori SpA, Comdata SpA, Golden Goose srl, CIR SpA and Cofide SpA.

Sagard

Paul Desmarais III

Chairman and CEO

Paul Desmarais III is the Chairman and CEO of Sagard. He is also Chairman of Diagram and a board member of Grayhawk. Within the investment portfolio, Paul is the Chairman of Wealthsimple and Dialogue, a director of KOHO Financial, and a board observer of Nesto.

Prior to his current role, Paul worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division, Investment Strategy Group, and Special Situations Group; Imerys in supply chain management and strategy; and Great West Lifeco in risk management.

Paul is a recipient of a B.A. in economics from Harvard College and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France.

Park Square Capital

Robin Doumar

Managing Partner

Robin Doumar is the founder and Managing Partner of Park Square Capital, LLP. Robin chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee.

Before founding Park Square in 2004, Robin spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in New York and London, where he headed the US Workout and Restructuring practice, headed the European leverage finance business, and headed the European Mezzanine business within the Principal Investment Area. Robin received his AB from Brown University, and a JD and MBA from the University of Virginia.

ICG

Benoît Durteste

Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of ICG / Chairman of the BVCA Alternative Lending Committee

Benoît joined ICG in Paris in September 2002 from Swiss Re where he was a Managing Director in their London Structured Finance division. Prior to Swiss Re, Benoît worked in the Leveraged Finance division of BNP Paribas and in GE Capital’s Telecom and Media Private Equity team in London.  He moved to ICG’s London office in 2007 and became ICG’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer in 2017.

He is an experienced investor with a strong understanding of the markets in which the Group operates. During his time on the Board he has been a strong contributor to the Group’s strategic development, including leading our European investment business. He contributes a thorough understanding of financial markets and the Group’s investment portfolio to Board proceedings.

Ares Management

Stéphane Etroy

Partner, Head of European Private Equity

Mr. Etroy is a Partner and Head of European Private Equity in the Ares Private Equity Group. He additionally serves as a member of the Ares Private Equity Group’s Corporate Opportunities Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Etroy was Executive Vice President and Head of Private Equity at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in London, where was responsible for the London office and was a member of CDPQ’s Executive and Investment-Risk Committees. Previously, he was a Partner at Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP in London, where he worked for more than a decade. He holds an M.Sc. from HEC Paris in Finance.

HAMILTON LANE

Richard Hope

Managing Director
HAMILTON LANE

Richard is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane’s Global Investment Team. Richard is based in the firm’s London office and focuses on both co-investment and secondary transactions. Richard represents Hamilton Lane on several fund advisory boards and is a regular conference speaker.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2011, Richard worked as a Director with Alliance Trust Equity Partners, where he helped establish a private equity fund investment business together with making a number of direct investments. Previously, Richard worked in the UK at Noble Group, where he was responsible for making and managing venture and growth capital investments.

ARDIAN

François Jerphagnon

Member of the Board of Ardian France – Head of Ardian Expansion

François Jerphagnon joined Ardian in 2001. He began his career in 1994 at CDC (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations) where he implemented a new portfolio management model. In 1996, he joined MACIF where he progressively became Head of asset allocation and stock management.

Apollo

Olga Kosters

Managing Director, Private Credit Secondaries

The Riverside Company

Karsten Langer

Managing Partner


Mr. Karsten Langer joined Riverside in 2006 and is today the Managing Partner of Riverside Europe. Mr. Langer previously led multiple teams and investments in various parts of Europe and created Riverside’s European origination team. Mr. Langer also served as chairman of Invest Europe (previously EVCA – European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). Prior to Riverside, Mr. Langer was Managing Partner of an independent corporate finance firm in Brussels, advising on numerous transactions across Europe for multinationals and private equity firms. Mr. Langer also spent five years with GE Capital Europe, including as Chief Operating Officer of TIP and Modular Space, and in corporate business development. Mr. Langer began his career with Danske Bank in Copenhagen. Mr. Langer holds a BSc from Copenhagen Business School, and a master’s in Management from ESCP Europe.

Blackstone

Vincent Letteri

Sr. Managing Director

Vincent E. Letteri is a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Growth Equity Business, which is focused on providing capital to companies seeking to manage the execution risks associated with high growth environments. Mr. Letteri is focused on Blackstone’s Growth efforts in the San Francisco office, and is Chairman of the Blackstone Growth Portfolio Management Committee. He is also a Member of the Blackstone Growth Investment Committee, and the Head of Financial Services for Blackstone Growth.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2020, Mr. Letteri spent thirteen years at KKR and he was a founding member of their Next Generation Technology (NGT) Fund, where he played a lead investment role. Before that, Mr. Letteri was part of KKR Capstone where he worked across a number of KKR portfolio companies. Mr. Letteri spent several years in Hong Kong assisting in the development of KKR Capstone’s Asia operations.  He also led KKR’s ESG -focused Green Portfolio Program for the region.

Before joining KKR, Mr. Letteri worked as a Business Development Manager for Nike helping to lead and grow Nike’s online business. He also worked for McKinsey & Company in Boston where he focused on private equity, technology, and consumer goods companies.

Mr. Letteri holds a BA with Honors in Economics from Harvard College where he received the John Harvard, Harvard Club and Harvard College scholarships for outstanding academic achievement. He holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Letteri is a Board Member at ISN Software and a National Board Member of Citizen Schools.

Silver Lake

Christian Lucas

Managing Director

Christian Lucas is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, which he joined in 2010 as co-head of the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Silae, Vice Chairman of the Board at Cegid, Chairman of the Board of MeilleurTaux, and a Board member of Global Blue, where he was Chairman for eight years. In addition, Mr. Lucas previously served as a Board member of Soitec and ZPG. Mr. Lucas began his career in strategic consulting at McKinsey & Company and then worked as an investment banker, focusing on technology, digital media, and telecommunications. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Lucas was Managing Director and Head of the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley. He has been a French Foreign Trade Advisor in the U.K since 2012 and was awarded the Medal of Knight of the Legion of Honour by France in 2019.  Mr. Lucas holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School having graduated before from ESSEC Graduate School of Management and from the Paris International Law School at the University Panthéon-Assas, both in France. 

PSP

Simon Marc

Head of Private Equity

KKR

Ken Mehlman

Partner & Global Head of Public Affairs

Ken Mehlman (New York) joined KKR in 2008 and is a Partner, Global Head of Public Affairs & Co-Head of KKR Global Impact at KKR. Since joining the firm, Mr. Mehlman has architected KKR’s responsible investment efforts to create shared value for KKR investors and other stakeholders. He has also worked to identify investment opportunities by leveraging geopolitical, public policy & ESG trends. KKR Global Impact is the firm’s private market investing platform investing in commercial solutions to global challenges associated with climate change, lifelong learning, sustainable living & inclusive growth. Mr. Mehlman has focused on purpose & equity throughout his career in government, politics, business and philanthropy. He spent a dozen years in national politics and government service, including as 62nd Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Campaign Manager of President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, the only Republican presidential campaign in 30 years to win the popular vote. Mr. Mehlman also served in high level positions in Congress and the White House. He holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College and J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Mehlman is a trustee of Mt. Sinai Hospital of New York, Franklin & Marshall College, Teach for America, the United Negro College Fund and Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO). Mr. Mehlman was active in the successful effort for marriage equality, employment non-discrimination and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

NEUBERGER BERMAN

Patricia Miller Zollar

Managing Director

Patricia Miller Zollar is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and a leader of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios practice. She is a member of the Co-Investment, Private Investment Portfolios, and NorthBound Investment Committees. Additionally, Ms. Zollar sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of funds including those managed by Arcadius Capital Partners, Argand Partners, Base10 Ventures, Clearlake Capital, GenNx360 Capital Partners, Linx Partners, Vista Equity Partners and The Vistria Group. Before the management buyout of Neuberger, Ms. Zollar co-headed and co-founded the Lehman Brothers Partnership Solutions Group, a Wall Street business focused on developing strategic opportunities with women- and minority-owned financial services firms. The innovation of the Partnership Solutions Group was chronicled in a case study for the Harvard Business School. Before rejoining Lehman Brothers in 2004, Ms. Zollar was a vice president in the Asset Management Division of Goldman Sachs. Ms. Zollar began her career as a Certified Public Accountant in the Audit Division of Deloitte & Touche. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BS, with highest distinction, from North Carolina A&T State University, where she formerly served as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and which conferred her an honorary Doctorate degree. Ms. Zollar is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and Economic Club of NY. She also serves on the executive board of the National Association of Investment Companies and The Apollo Theater.

ACTIS

Shami Nissan

Head of Sustainability

ACTIS

With over 20 years’ experience in responsible investment, primarily serving the private equity, banking and development finance sectors, Shami was drawn to Actis by its leadership in responsible investing, the firm’s diverse culture and the opportunity to focus on growth markets. “Investing in the world’s most dynamic markets where environmental, social and governance challenges are typically the most acute, offers great opportunities to increase the value of our investments, whilst delivering positive impacts at the same time.”

Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible investment, sustainability and impact, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage ESG issues, helping to build world-class businesses and to deliver measurable societal benefits. Shami is a member of the Actis Executive Committee, and Inclusion and Diversity Committee, and reports to Torbjorn Caesar, Senior Partner.

Before joining Actis in 2014 she was as a senior consultant at PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team for ten years. Prior to this, Shami led the London business of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, providing sustainability research and analytics to institutional investors and asset managers. Shami has also worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Central America.

Shami is an Advisory Board member of the World Bank/IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management, is an Advisory Panel Member of the G7 Impact Taskforce (ITC), and is a Trustee of Actis Acts, a registered charity focused on improving livelihoods in the emerging markets. 

Shami holds an MSc Environmental Technology, with Distinction, from Imperial College London and a BSc Biological Sciences from University of Durham.

DIVERSITY VC

Daisy Onubogu

Chief Operating Officer

Oaktree Capital

Armen Panossian

Head of Performing Credit and Portfolio Manager

Mr. Panossian is a managing director and Oaktree’s Head of Performing Credit, as well as a member of the investment committee for Oaktree’s Direct Lending strategy. He also serves as portfolio manager for the Strategic Credit strategy and co-portfolio manager for the Global Credit Plus strategy. His responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s performing credit activities including the senior loan, high yield bond, private credit, convertibles, structured credit and emerging markets debt strategies. Mr. Panossian also serves as co-portfolio manager for Oaktree’s Life Sciences Lending platform, which focuses on investment opportunities across the healthcare spectrum from biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to medical devices and healthcare services. Mr. Panossian joined Oaktree in 2007 as a senior member of its Opportunities group. In January 2014, he joined the U.S. Senior Loan team to assume co-portfolio management responsibilities and lead the development of Oaktree’s CLO business. Mr. Panossian joined Oaktree from Pequot Capital Management, where he worked on their distressed debt strategy. Mr. Panossian received a B.A. degree in economics with honors and distinction from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Panossian then went on to receive an M.S. degree in health services research from Stanford Medical School and J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Mr. Panossian serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

SOFINNOVA PARTNERS

Antoine Papiernik

Chairman & Managing Partner

Antoine Papiernik is Chairman and Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners, which he joined in 1997. Antoine has been an initial investor and active board member in public companies like Actelion, ProQR, Shockwave Medical,  NovusPharma (sold to CTI), Movetis (sold to Shire), Mainstay, Pixium Vision and Stentys, which went public respectively on the Zürich stock exchange, the NASDAQ, the Milan Nuovo Mercato, the Belgium Stock Exchange and the  EuroNext Paris, in Cotherix (initially NASDAQ listed, then sold to Actelion), CoreValve (sold to Medtronic), Fovea (sold to Sanofi Aventis), Ethical Oncology Science (EOS, sold to Clovis Oncology) and Recor Medical (sold to Otsuka). He has also invested in and is a board member of private companies Reflexion Medical, Tissium, Pi-Cardia, SafeHeal, Noema Therapeutics, Ablacare, Highlife and Rgenix. Antoine has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He has been selected twice for the Forbes Midas List, an annual ranking recognizing the world’s top venture capital investors. Antoine is one of the few Europeans and life science investors to have been named to the prestigious list.

NORTHZONE

Pär-Jörgen Pärson

General Partner

Pär-Jörgen Pärson has been a general partner at Northzone since 2004. At Northzone, his primary areas of focus are disruptive businesses in consumer internet, health and fintech.
His portfolio includes multi-billion dollar exits in market-defining companies such as Spotify, iZettle and Avito, as well as Pricerunner, Jasper, Videoplaza, and current companies like Hopin, fuboTV, Spring Health, Stockeld Dreamery and others. He appeared several times in Forbes’ Midas List.
Before joining Northzone, Pärson ran his own investment firm and was a consultant at McKinsey. He holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Rabo Invest

Yvonne Rooijakkers

Managing Director, Head of Fund and Co-investments

CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

Holger Rossbach

Senior Investment Director, Private Investments Research
CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

Focus and Experience

Holger is a Senior Investment Director at Cambridge Associates and is based in the firm’s London office. He co-heads the EMEA private equity and venture capital research team and is responsible for performing due diligence on private equity and venture capital opportunities in Europe as well as across some emerging markets, including Africa. Holger also serves as European Director on CA’s Secondary Practice, performing secondary transactions in private investment funds globally on behalf of clients.

Before Holger joined Cambridge Associates he worked at von Braun & Schreiber Private Equity Partners, a private equity fund-of-funds based in Munich, Germany. He was responsible for leading due diligence and quantitative analysis of primary, secondary and co-investments as well as due diligence on behalf of managed accounts. Holger also ran his own consulting business, helping start-ups and entrepreneurs to obtain financing, structuring and optimisation of their business models. Prior work experience also includes consulting for private equity firms by conducting market due diligence on potential investments at Arthur D. Little and Goetzpartners Consulting.

Education

MBA & MA, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich

Languages

Fluent in German

Conversational in French and Mandarin

Ardian

Marie-Victoire Rozé

Senior Managing Director

Marie-Victoire Roze joined Ardian as an Analyst in 2005. She is primarily engaged in the origination and evaluation of secondary purchases of Fund of Funds’ investments, and the origination of co-investments.
Before joining Ardian, she completed various internships in Paris and New York: JP Morgan (Investment Banking) M&A, Keolis, Merrill Lynch (private banking) and Nike communications.

Education: ESCP-EAP, Paris Assas II University

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