SPEAKERS

LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS

André Aubert

FLEXSTONE

David Arcauz

EURAZEO

Christophe Bavière

THE CARLYLE GROUP

Marco De Benedetti

COMMITTED ADVISORS

Daniel Benin

UBS

Markus Benzler

EIF

Rémi Berteloot

ACCURACY

Nicolas Bourdon

LAKESTAR ADVISORS GMBH

Nicholas Brand

ARDIAN

Candice Brenet

EQT

Marcus Brennecke

AMUNDI

Dominique Carrel-Billiard

Tikehau Capital

Matthieu Chabran

France Invest / AMUNDI ASSET MANAGEMENT

Claire Chabrier

ODDO BHF PRIVATE ASSETS

Nicolas Chaput

ALBACORE CAPITAL GROUP

Deborah Cohen – Malka

ADM CAPITAL

Alastair Cooper

Unigestion

Christophe de Dardel

FLEXSTONE PARTNERS

Eric Deram

Sagard

Paul Desmarais III

Unigrains Développement

Vincent Destieu

Park Square Capital

Robin Doumar

BC PARTNERS

Cedric Dubourdieu

KARISTA

Olivier Dubuisson

NORTHLEAF CAPITAL PARTNERS

Matthieu Ducharme

EIFFEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Fabrice Dumonteil

ICG

Benoît Durteste

EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD PRIVATE EQUITY

Johnny El Hachem

GREENHILL

Bernhard Engelien

ARDIAN INFRASTRUCTURE / Hy24

Laurent Fayollas

S&P GLOBAL

Francesca Ficai

Tikehau Investment Management

Antoine Flamarion

AKSIA

Leo Fletcher-Smith

EBRD

Anne Fossemalle

EURAZEO

Marc Frappier

CACEIS

Arnaud Garel-Galais

PEMBERTON ASSET MANAGEMENT

Nicole Gates

Oddo BHF Asset Mgm

Dr. Markus Geiger

ABRIS CAPITAL PARTNER

Pawel Gierynski

ARDIAN

Stéphanie Grace

IDINVEST PARTNERS

Benoist Grossmann

CEDRUS & PARTNERS

William Guilloux

FLEXSTONE

Nitin Gupta

GREENHILL & CO. INC.

Andrew Harrison

INITIATIVE & FINANCE

Baudouin d’Herouville

WHITE & CASE

Alexis Hojabr

HAMILTON LANE

Richard Hope

Flexstone Partners

Benoît Jacquin

EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD

Marie Jacot Cardoen

PREQIN

Cameron Joyce

OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Jordon Kruse

ACCURACY

Arnaud Lambert

AMUNDI

Guy Lodewyckx

Silver Lake

Christian Lucas

CAPEOS

Eric Maillebiau

PSP

Simon Marc

Eiffel Investment Group

Antoine Maspétiol

CUBE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGERS

Renaud de Matharel

Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Triton

Nadia Meier-Kimer

KKR

Ken Mehlman

NEUBERGER BERMAN

Patricia Miller Zollar

BlackFin Capital Partners

Paul Mizrahi

EURAZEO

Virginie Morgon

AETHER Financial Services

Edouard Narboux

ACTIS

Shami Nissan

DIVERSITY VC

Daisy Onubogu

CONQUEST

Frederic Palanque

Oaktree Capital

Armen Panossian

NORTHZONE

Pär-Jörgen Pärson

INDEFI

Emmanuel Parmentier

NORTHZONE

Elena Pantazi

BPIFRANCE

Benjamin Parternot

NEUBERGER BERMAN

Tristram Perkins

ACCELLENCY

Alexandra PIGENT-LABEIS

KKR

Vincent Policard

CAPMAN

Ville Poukka

GROSVENOR ESTATE

Ian Prideaux

MGG Investment Group

Gregory Racz

Trill Impact

Nina Rawal

Rabo Invest

Yvonne Rooijakkers

Wafra

Tom Rotherham Winqvist

Ardian

Marie-Victoire Rozé

KKR

Jean-Pierre Saad

Nextstage & co

Grégoire Sentilhes

GCM GROSVENOR

Mayur Shah

ALCENTRA

Howard Sharp

CAPITAL DYNAMICS

David Smith

EIF

Matteo Squilloni

Sagard

Jonathan Tetrault

TRITON

Amanda Tonsgaard

Mark Veldon

Mediobanca

Angelo Vigano

APAX PARTNERS

Thomas de Villeneuve

WHITE & CASE

Guillaume Vitrich

CATHAY CAPITAL

Fabien WESSE

ASCRI

José Zudaire

GENERAL ATLANTIC

Gabriel Caillaux

The Riverside Company

Karsten Langer

Ares Management

Stéphane Etroy

ARDIAN

François Jerphagnon

Blackstone

Vincent Letteri

Apollo

Olga Kosters

CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES

Holger Rossbach

SOFINNOVA PARTNERS

Antoine Papiernik

Blackstone

Lionel Assant

Kline Hill Partners

Elena Laleh

Capiton AG

Mara Stock

Portobello

Íñigo Sánchez-Asiaín

MBO & Co

Xavier de Prévoisin

AlixPartners

Lee Watson

Julian Short
AlixPartners

Julian Short

AlixPartners

Nicolas Beaugrand

Financial Services Capital Partners, LLP

Miroslav Boublik

BVCA

Leon De Bono

IPEM

Antoine Colson

CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB

Stéphane Barret

BPI FRANCE

Adeline Lemaire

ACCESS CAPITAL PARTNER

Agnes Nahum

Five Arrows Managers (Rothschild & Co)

Mireille Klitting

ALLIANCE ENTREPRENDRE

Nathanael MARTIN

Albarest Partners

Médéric Gaillard

GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS

Matthias Reicherter

Siparex

Richard Dalaud

NYC RETIREMENT SYSTEM

David Enriquez

Frederic G Nadal

Lincoln International

Matthieu Rosset

IGI SGR SPA

Matteo Cirla

ALTO PARTNERS

Raffaele De Courten

LBO FRANCE

Arthur Bernardin

MONTAGU PRIVATE EQUITY

Guillaume Jabalot

MACSF

Stanislas Subra

BVCA

Michael Moore

ISOMER CAPITAL

Joe Schorge

MAYER BROWN

Emily Pennec

Siparex

Lionel Bergeron

Coller Capital

Michael Schad

ARES MANAGEMENT

Tyrone Cooney

GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS

Abhik Das

EthiFinance

Xavier Leroy

Blackstone

Rashmi Madan

Mizuho Europe

Gabriella Kindert

COLLER CAPITAL

François Aguerre

EIF

Uli Grabenwarter

HealthCap

DR. MÅRTEN STEEN

Novo Holdings

Søren Møller

Cathay Health

Eric de La Fortelle

bpifrance

Gorka Gonzalez

PEMBERTON

Geoffroi de Saint Chamas

C4 Ventures

Boris Bakech

PFR Ventures

Michal Gladys

Abu dDhabi Catalyst Partners

James Munce

LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS

André Aubert

Partner
LGT CAPITAL PARTNERS

 

André Aubert is a Partner, Private Equity at LGT Capital Partners AG. He joined the firm in 2005 and leads private equity secondaries at the firm. Prior to this, André was a Principal at Index Ventures. He joined the firm in 1999. Previously, he was a Consultant at McKinsey, primarily in the telecommunications and banking sectors. Before this, he worked as a Research Assistant in the Telecom Laboratory at the University of Tokyo. Mr. Aubert holds an M.Sc. in Telecom Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

FLEXSTONE

David Arcauz

Managing Partner
FLEXSTONE

Based in Geneva, he leads European investments, and is a member of the Global Advisory Investment Committee and the European Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Euro Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in September 2016, David worked six years as a Partner for Adams Street Partners in London, where he made investments in growth and buyout funds in Europe and served on several advisory boards. He was also involved in serving existing and new clients, especially in German speaking countries. Before that, David spent five years at UBS Global Wealth Management within the private equity team in Zurich, London and New York. He previously worked five years at Swiss Life Private Equity Partners in Zürich and was a founding member of its spin-off Alpha Associates. David began his career as a credit analyst at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in Lausanne and then worked as a corporate finance consultant for KPMG in Zürich.

David holds a Master of Law from Université de Lausanne and is a CFA Charterholder.

He sits on the Advisory Board of several European private equity funds.

EURAZEO

Christophe Bavière

CEO and Managing Partner
EURAZEO

CEO of Idinvest Partners since 2001, Christophe Bavière actively heads all investment activities and chairs the Investment Committees.

Prior to joining Idinvest Partners, Christophe Bavière held senior positions within the AGF-Allianz Group, as CIO of Allianz Private Equity Partners and as CIO of Allianz Global Investors. Previously, Christophe Bavière had worked at the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations as well as BNP Paribas. In the late nineties, he was instrumental in developing private equity as a separate asset class within the balanced portfolios under his management and in 1997 he sponsored the establishing of Idinvest Partners (formerly AGF Private Equity).

Christophe Bavière is the President of the Private Equity Commission at AFG, the French Asset Management professional association. Until 2015, Christophe Bavière was Vice President of AFIC, the French private equity professional association. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the French Regulator Authority (AMF) and is a Colonel in the French Air Force Reserve.

Christophe Bavière holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a business degree from ESLSCA, Paris. He is also a certified actuary of the French Institut des Actuaires. In 2007, he was elected “Private Equity Personality of the year” by Capital Finance Les Echos.

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.

COMMITTED ADVISORS

Daniel Benin

Managing Partner

UBS

Markus Benzler

Global Head Multi-Manager Private Equity

EIF

Rémi Berteloot

Head of Unit Lower Mid Market France

ACCURACY

Nicolas Bourdon

Partner

He acquired his experience in advisory and financial audit whilst working at Arthur Andersen for 7 years, before joining Accuracy in 2004 as one of its first co-founders.
Nicolas is specialised in transaction advisory services, litigation support (quantification of damages) and has extensive experience with supporting clients in the construction contract businesses (Infrastructure and engineering).
Nicolas advises corporations, PE funds and public institutions.
Nicolas speaks French (mother tongue) and English (fluent)

LAKESTAR ADVISORS GMBH

Nicholas Brand

Partner

Nicolas is Partner at Lakestar and focusses on the intersection of finance and technology. His sector expertise includes the digitisation of finance, insurtech and blockchain infrastructures.

ARDIAN

Candice Brenet

Managing Director – Head of Sustainability & Digital

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.

AMUNDI

Dominique Carrel-Billiard

Head of Real and Alternative Assets

Dominique Carrel-Billiard is Head of Real and Alternative Assets at Amundi. He is a member of Amundi Group Coordination Committee, Amundi Group Executive Committee and of the Credit Agricole SA Steering Committee.
Prior to joining Amundi in December 2016, Dominique was CEO of La Financiere de l’Echiquier (2014-16), a French boutique asset manager with a European equity focus (AUM €8 bn). He had served as CEO of AXA Investment Managers Group from 2006 to 2013, a global multi-expertise asset management group with assets of €550 bn at the time, providing services in liquid assets (equities, fixed income, multi-asset), as well as illiquid assets (private equity and real estate).
Prior to AXA IM, Dominique worked as Senior Vice President Business Support and Development at the AXA Group between 2004 and 2006. Dominique Carrel-Billiard was previously a partner at McKinsey & Company where he worked for 12 years, focusing mostly on serving financial institutions. He started his career in 1987 at Credit Commercial de France in Mergers and Acquisitions.

Dominique is a graduate from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales -Paris) and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tikehau Capital

Matthieu Chabran

Co-Founder

Mathieu Chabran co-founded Tikehau Capital in 2004. He is currently Managing Director and co-CIO of Tikehau Investment Management. Previously, he worked in London in the Real Estate Debt Market team of Deutsche Bank, which he joined in 2002. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1998, firstly in Paris within the Principal Investment team, then in London, in the High Yield Capital Market department.

Education: ESCP Europe; Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence.

France Invest / AMUNDI ASSET MANAGEMENT

Claire Chabrier

Chair of France Invest
Directrice Associée – Amundi Private Equity Funds

Claire Chabrier has been active for 20 years in private equity, in leading financial institutions. She is currently Associate Director of Amundi Private Equity Funds (PEF), which she joined in 2011.
Claire was Director and Vice-Chair of France Invest from mid-June 2018 to 15 June 2021. During these three years, she played an active part in particular in managing the COVID crisis in the sector, promoting private equity among business leaders, and diversity issues in asset management companies and the enterprises that they support. 

ODDO BHF PRIVATE ASSETS

Nicolas Chaput

Global CEO

Nicolas CHAPUT is Global CEO and Co-CIO of ODDO BHF Asset Management. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee of ODDO BHF since 2012 and President of ODDO BHF Private Equity since 2018. He previously held the position of Global Head of Fixed Income Management at BNP Paribas Asset Management from 2008 to 2012 and supervised the Credit & Structured Finance division of BNPP Asset Management from 2005 to 2008. Before joining BNPP AM in 2005, he worked for 15 years at Calyon in Paris, London and New York.

ALBACORE CAPITAL GROUP

Deborah Cohen – Malka

Deputy Portfolio Manager, Managing Director

Mrs. Cohen Malka has 13 years of financial services and investment experience in the High Yield, Private Debt, Private Equity and Corporate Finance markets working most recently with Mr. Allen and Mr. Ammons at CPP Investment Board. She was responsible for deal sourcing, execution and active portfolio management. Prior to that, Mrs. Cohen Malka worked as an associate in the investment team of CCMP Capital Advisors, a private equity firm, and at Goldman Sachs International‘s Investment Banking Department focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and IPOs.

Mrs. Cohen Malka holds a Master in Management with a major in financial engineering from ESCP Europe.

ADM CAPITAL

Alastair Cooper

Head of Venture Investments
ADM CAPITAL

Alastair Cooper is a Senior Investment Director at ADM Capital with responsibility for Early Stage Investments. Alastair spent 18 years as an Investment Banker, 16 years of which were at Morgan Stanley, within the Equity Division, as a Managing Director based in London and Hong Kong. His responsibilities included Head of European Derivatives, Proprietary Trading and Head of Asian Equity. Upon leaving Morgan Stanley in 2002, Alastair completed the One Year Farming Course at the Royal Agricultural College and has managed his own mixed organic farm since. As an active private investor, Alastair has made a number of investments within renewable energy and agriculture. Alastair holds a BSc in Zoology from Exeter University, England.

Unigestion

Christophe de Dardel

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity

Christophe de Dardel, Managing Director, has been Head of Private Equity since 2016. He is a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee, of the Global Research Committee and of Unigestion’s Executive Committee. He joined Unigestion’s Private Equity team in January 2001 and successively served as Investment Analyst, Head of Investments and Head of Portfolio Management. In this latter position, he had a particular focus on strengthening and developing partnerships with mandate clients. Previously, he spent more than ten years working across several continents at Société Générale de Surveillance, a global inspection and testing group. He then established and ran the Swisscom Venture Fund, a corporate fund aimed at financing the entrepreneurial initiatives of Swisscom collaborators. Christophe holds a Degree in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and has completed a number of executive education course programmes at the IMD business school in Lausanne.

FLEXSTONE PARTNERS

Eric Deram

Founder & Managing Partner
FLEXSTONE PARTNERS

Eric Deram is the founder and managing partner of Euro-Private Equity SA (www.euro-pe.com). Until February 2004, Eric was Director of DB Capital Venture Partners in London, the European venture capital arm of Deutsche Bank. In this capacity, he invested in several early stage companies in the technology and telecommunication industries in Europe and Israel. Previously, he was an investment executive of CSFB Private Equity in London, the Credit Suisse Group private equity investment arm in Europe where he worked primarily on pan European large buyouts investment opportunities across a variety of industries. Earlier, he worked in structured finance with BNP Paribas in Sao Paulo, Paris and New York specialising in leveraged buyouts, mezzanine debt and investments in private equity funds. Prior to BNP Paribas, Eric worked with Reydel Salustro & Associés, an audit and consulting firm in Paris.

Throughout his career Eric served on numerous boards of directors of private and public companies as well as private equity limited partnerships. He also served on several investment committees of private equity funds. Eric worked in Paris, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Dubai and Geneva.

Eric holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a BBA from Rouen Graduate School of Business. His primary sports activities are running (having completed several marathons), skiing and golfing. Eric lives near Geneva with his wife and three sons.

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.

Unigrains Développement

Vincent Destieu

CEO

Vincent joined Unigrains in 2020 after 10 years of investment experience in Africa : 7 years with Phatisa, an agri-food specialized fund manager and 3 yearrs with Enko Capital in South Africa.

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.

BC PARTNERS

Cedric Dubourdieu

Partner

Cédric Dubourdieu is a Partner and covers the European financial services sector.

Cédric joined BC Partners in Paris in 2001. Previously, Cédric had spent 4 years at Morgan Stanley in investment banking and in the Real Estate Funds Division (MSREF) in London and Paris.

KARISTA

Olivier Dubuisson

CEO & Managing partner

Olivier began his career as a Telecom Engineer before holding various Technical Sales positions. In 1997, he became Commercial Director of Aqsacom, a telecommunications company specializing in network management.

As a co-founder and Managing Partner of Karista, Olivier is involved in the overall management of the firm, focusing in particular on business development aspects. He is investing in Digital and Engineering fields. He represents Karista at the board of several portfolio companies such as Nexdot and Precogs. He was also an investor and board member of various successful companies including DBV Technologies (listed on Nasdaq: DBVT), AlephD (acquired by AOL) and Sequans Communication (listed on NYSE: SQNS).

Olivier holds a MSc in Micro-Electronics from the University of Bordeaux and an MBA from Paris IAE.

NORTHLEAF CAPITAL PARTNERS

Matthieu Ducharme

Managing Director

Matthieu participates in all aspects of Northleaf’s private markets investment activities, with a focus on the origination, evaluation and monitoring of private equity secondary investments.

Prior to joining Northleaf in 2013, Matthieu was a partner at PEFOX, a private equity secondaries and derivatives broker in Paris.  Previously, Matthieu worked with Pantheon Ventures’ secondaries team in London where he was responsible for the sourcing, evaluation and negotiation of portfolio, fund and direct secondary transactions. Matthieu began his career with an expansion capital fund sponsored by Société Générale Asset Management in Paris.

Matthieu received an M.Sc. in Financial Engineering from the Sorbonne University and a B.Sc. in Management Science & Finance from Dauphine University in Paris.

EIFFEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Fabrice Dumonteil

CEO

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.

EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD PRIVATE EQUITY

Johnny El Hachem

CEO
EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD PRIVATE EQUITY

Johnny El Hachem is the Global Head and CEO of Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity (EDR PE). EDR PE manages
11 different private equity strategies. In total, EDR PE has deployed globally more than € 4 billion to date. Johnny has
been involved in a large number of PE transactions in different sectors and geographies. He currently serves on the
boards and investment committees of the following funds : Amethis (pan African PE fund), Ginkgo (pan European soil
remediation fund), Moringa (pan African and Latin American agroforestry fund), Aina (pan European luxury hotels
fund), ERES (a global diversified PE Fund), Kennet (a growth equity tech fund), Privilège (a hybrid US &Europe mid
market fund of funds with co-investment capabilities), TIIC (pan European infrastructure fund), Pearl (pan European
water and waste management fund), Triventures (global Medtech venture fund), Smart (a pan European real estate
fund). Mr. El Hachem joined Edmond de Rothschild in 2002 where he initiated, structured and raised capital for
several private equity funds. He holds a M.S in Financial Engineering from ESSEC in Paris, and a B.S. in Banking &
Finance and Political Science from Lebanese American University.

GREENHILL

Bernhard Engelien

Managing Director
GREENHILL & CO

Mr. Engelien is a Managing Director in Greenhill’s Capital Advisory group and is primarily responsible for coverage and execution of secondary transactions. Since joining Cogent Partners (which Greenhill acquired in 2015) in 2006, Mr. Engelien has been responsible for managing all aspects of client engagements and transaction execution and has served a wide range of clients throughout continental Europe, the UK and the Middle East. Prior to joining Cogent, Mr. Engelien was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company where he worked for six years serving financial services companies and private equity firms on a broad range of strategy and corporate finance topics in multiple geographies including the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. He was also a leader of McKinsey’s European Banking & Securities practice. Mr. Engelien began his career at Goldman Sachs in London covering the pan-European Business Services sector as an equity analyst.

Mr. Engelien holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). He is also fluent in German, French and English.

ARDIAN INFRASTRUCTURE / Hy24

Laurent Fayollas

Senior Managing Director at ARDIAN INFRASTRUCTURE / President and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hy24

Laurent joined Ardian in Paris in 2005 and co-founded the Infrastructure pilar with Mathias Burghardt. Prior to joining Ardian, Laurent worked at CACIB and Crédit Lyonnais in Infrastructure advisory and structured finance for more than ten years, and before eight years at the Crédit Lyonnais Capital Market IT division. Laurent has over 30 years of experience in the field of infrastructure and has developed an extensive network with major strategic and financial infrastructure players. Laurent was/is board member of portfolio companies such as Inwit (largest Italian Towerco, along side Telecom Italia and Vodafone), Kallista (Wind Farm platform in France), LISEA (€8bn High Speed Link Tour-Bordeaux rail concession), Synerail (GSM Telecom network PPP for SNCF Réseau), A88 (Motorway in Normandy region)  and Indigo (2nd largest worldwide Parking Operator, ex Vinci Park). Laurent is chairman of Hy24, the world’s largest investment platform focused on clean hydrogen infrastructure created by Ardian and FiveT Hydrogen.

Laurent graduated from Ecole des Mines (Engineering School). 

S&P GLOBAL

Francesca Ficai

Senior Editor

Tikehau Investment Management

Antoine Flamarion

Managing partner & CEO

Antoine Flamarion co-founded Tikehau Capital in 2004. Previously, he worked in the Mortgage and Principal Investment department of Goldman Sachs in London which he joined in 1999. He began his career in 1997 in the Principal Investment department of Merrill Lynch in Paris.

AKSIA

Leo Fletcher-Smith

Strategy Head – European Alternatives

Leo is a Senior Vice President on the Investment Research team and has over 14 years of industry experience. He focuses on the European private credit space encompassing corporate lending, distressed and opportunistic strategies. Leo works with the Portfolio Advisory team and is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, maintaining GP relationships and fostering Aksia’s private credit presence in Europe.

Prior to joining Aksia in 2016, Leo provided independent advice to private equity sponsors and portfolio companies on debt raisings, refinancings and restructurings across the European leveraged finance space for seven years as an Associate Director within Deloitte’s Debt Advisory practice. Leo spent an additional three years in Deloitte’s transfer pricing team.

Leo graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in Economics. He is a CFA charterholder.

EBRD

Anne Fossemalle

Chair, Invest Europe; Director, Funds

EURAZEO

Marc Frappier

Managing Partner – Head of Eurazeo Capital – Membre du Comex
EURAZEO

Marc Frappier a rejoint l’équipe d’investissement d’Eurazeo en 2006. Il a participé à la réalisation des investissements ou au suivi des investissements dans Accor/Edenred, Elis, Fintrax, Foncia , IMSquare et Rexel. Il a débuté sa carrière en 1996 comme auditeur financier au sein du cabinet Deloitte et Touche. De 1999 à 2006, il a travaillé au Boston Consulting Group (BCG) à Paris et Singapour, où il a effectué de nombreuses missions de stratégie et d’efficacité opérationnelle dans les secteurs des biens et services industriels, de l’énergie, ainsi que des médias et télécommunications.

CACEIS

Arnaud Garel-Galais

Business development Director, PERES global service
CACEIS

Arnaud Garel-Galais is responsible for Client Coverage & Business Development for Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt clients at CACEIS Group.

He joined CACEIS in 2016 with over eight years of investment experience in Private Equity and Credit, spanning primary fund selection, secondary and co-investment transactions across the EMEA region.

Prior to CACEIS, Arnaud was a Senior Associate in the Altius Associates (now Pavilion Alternatives Group) global investment team and was based in London. He focused on sourcing, assessing and running due-diligence on Private Equity and Private Debt fund managers in EMEA and advising institutional clients on investment opportunities. His previous experience includes positions as an Investment Manager at Dahlia Partners (now Euro Private Equity), a Natixis subsidiary in the private equity fund-of-funds business, Investment Manager at Masseran Gestion in Paris and an experience in Risk Management at Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong.

Arnaud holds an MSc in Environmental and Life Sciences Engineering from AgroParisTech where he majored in Economics and Business management and has an Executive Master’s Degree in Finance from Sorbonne University in Paris. Arnaud speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

Specialties: Private Equity, Investments, Fund Finance, Secondaries, Co-investments, Due diligence, Buyout, Venture, Growth, Secondary, Private Credit, Private Debt, Distressed, Mezzanine, Corporate Finance, Business Development, Sales, Investment Appraisal, Financial Modelling, Risk Analysis, Asset Management, Portfolio Monitoring, Portfolio Planning, Private Equity Fundraising, Life Sciences, Agronomy, Agricultural Sciences

PEMBERTON ASSET MANAGEMENT

Nicole Gates

Partner, Chief Credit Officer

Nicole is Chief Credit Officer at Pemberton, responsible for the independent credit function. She co-chairs the Credit Review Committee at Pemberton Capital Advisors LLP and holds primary responsibility for implementing restructuring and recovery strategies where needed.

She joined Pemberton in 2016. She was previously a Managing Director and Head of Restructuring at GE Capital International from 2005 to 2015, with primary hands-on portfolio management responsibility for international stressed/distressed assets.

Nicole has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to GE Capital, she spent 18 years at Dresdner Kleinwort, joining as a graduate and latterly as Managing Director in the Institutional Restructuring Unit in London, heading the European Portfolio. Previously, she was Head of International Intensive Care Unit, managing a portfolio of international distressed debt and local work-out teams.

Nicole holds a MA in Classics from Cambridge University and a Diploma, Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants.

Oddo BHF Asset Mgm

Dr. Markus Geiger

Head of Private Debt

Before Dr. Markus Geiger joined ODDO BHF Asset Management, he spent four years as Head of the D/A/CH region at Kartesia Advisor LLP, responsible for numerous debt and equity transactions, notably in Germany and France, but also in Eastern Europe. In 2006 he joined the German private equity firm Steadfast Capital, where he was in charge of various mid-market buy-outs in automotive, machine building and consumer products as a partner. He began his career in 1997 as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&), advising corporate and private equity clients on growth, restructuring and corporate finance.

ABRIS CAPITAL PARTNER

Pawel Gierynski

Managing Partner

Paweł joined Abris at inception and is the firm’s Managing Partner. He has more than 20 years of private equity experience and, during this time, has been instrumental in the development of Abris’ activities across CE.

His focus is on structuring and leading an efficient investment practice and building a strong network within regional business communities. His investment philosophy is based on two fundamental ideas: creativity and trust. He believes that making deals is not only about signing bullet-proof contracts but about establishing relationships that will support Abris in building leading businesses across the CE region.

Prior to Abris, Pawel was a Managing Partner at Copernicus Capital, with responsibility for the management of National Investment Funds (mass privatisation programme). Additionally, Pawel has held C-suite positions, including COO of Mostostal Warszawa SA, a Warsaw-listed construction group. In his personal life, Paweł draws satisfaction from backing multiple charity initiatives, in particular focusing on supporting young Polish artists through helping them find their artistic identity and empowering their ambitions.

ARDIAN

Stéphanie Grace

Head of Brand & Communications at Ardian Co-Chair of the Ardian Women’s Club

IDINVEST PARTNERS

Benoist Grossmann

Managing Partner
IDINVEST PARTNERS

Benoist Grossman joined Idinvest Partners in 2002. He was appointed a board member in 2003 and operates mainly in the internet sector.
Before joining Idinvest Partners, Benoist worked for several venture capital funds for over 10 years. He was a Partner at Viventures from 1998 to 2002 and worked as Investment Manager at La Financière de Brienne. He had previously spent over 10 years working in the industry as a laser systems specialist at EDF, NASA and Thomson-CSF Optronique, for whom he invented five patents and authored over twenty publications.
In June 2016, Benoist was appointed Vice-President of the AFIC, the French association of growth capital investors. He has also been censor at the Bpifrance Board since July 2016. He is currently on the boards of Winamax, Ogury, Molotov and Frichti and was previously on the boards of Criteo, Dailymotion, Deezer and Meetic.
Benoist Grossmann has a PhD in Physics from the Université de Paris VI and an MBA from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.
CEDRUS & PARTNERS

William Guilloux

Head of Investment Team

William is an ECAM engineer. He also graduated from ESSEC and completed executive training at INSEAD. He started his career as a quantitative analyst at Allianz and then as a hedge fund analyst at Amundi in New York. He then joined Unigestion as an analyst-manager for more than 6 years. He joined Cedrus & Partners as Deputy Head of the Research Team in 2017 before taking over as Head of the team at the end of 2018.

FLEXSTONE

Nitin Gupta

Managing Partner

Based in New York, he leads US investments, and is a member of the Global Advisory Investment Committee, and the US Investment Committee.

Nitin joined Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners, in 2008. Prior to Caspian, he was a Principal at Westbury Partners, where he was responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and serving on the board of portfolio companies. Prior to Westbury Partners, Nitin was a Senior Associate at Saunders Karp & Megrue, where he was responsible for due diligence, with a particular focus on healthcare and retail investments. Prior to Saunders Karp & Megrue, he was an Associate at McCown De Leeuw & Company, where he was responsible for due diligence and a buy and build strategy across a number of industries including business services, industrial, and manufacturing. Prior to McCown DeLeeuw & Company, Nitin was an analyst in the M&A group at Merrill Lynch & Company where he completed a number of buy-side transactions for certain Fortune 500 companies.

Nitin earned his BS at New York University and MBA at Harvard Business School.

He serves as a Board member/observer for several portfolio companies of funds managed by Flexstone Partners.

GREENHILL & CO. INC.

Andrew Harrison

Managing Director Head of Europe, Primary Capital Advisory

INITIATIVE & FINANCE

Baudouin d’Herouville

Managing Partner Private Equity Mid&Upper Midcap

Baudouin d’Hérouville joined Initiative & Finance in January 2020 to create the Midcap positioning under the name “Tomorrow”, a differentiated investment thesis he conceived and developed in the previous months. He previously spent 15 years at Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity) where he co-founded and developed the “Expansion” business to carry out LBO and growth expansion operations in continental Europe (mainly France, Germany and Italy). He had previously joined the AXA group as Assignments Manager with Claude BÉBÉAR, Chairman of AXA Group Supervisory Board.

Previously, after a stint at Airbus in the production field, he managed several international aeronautical and naval programs for the French MoD. He began his career as a naval aviator in the French Navy, where he also held several positions of managerial responsibilities.

He is particularly familiar with the Aerospace, Maritime, Technology, Business Services and Industry sectors.

Baudouin holds a Master in engineering from the French Naval Academy and a Master of science from ISAE Supaero, a leading aerospace engineering Grande Ecole. He also holds a joint pre-Phd (DEA) in business Sciences (Paris X, HEC, ESSEC), a post-graduate business degree (DESIA) in finance and a 2-years university degree in law.

In 2019, he chaired a working group on behalf of the Messina Institute (Think-tank of Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes / Certified Accountants) related to Mid-size companies on the theme “Do SME CEOs sell too early and why?”.

He is a member of the Montaigne Institute, Aspen Institute, Center for Strategic Studies and Prospective, and is very committed to gender equality issues (cofounder in 2012 of ISAElles Social Network dedicated to enabling female/male parity in corporate environment).

WHITE & CASE

Alexis Hojabr

Partner

Alexis Hojabr is a partner in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Alexis’ practice focuses on M&A, private equity and restructuring.
Alexis is frequently called upon to counsel private equity funds and other financial investors across a broad array of business sectors including infrastructure, energy, transport and telecommunications, where clients look to his experience in advising on domestic and international cross-border transactions.
Alexis brings knowledge and insight to clients’, and has a particular skill advising on multi-creditor and financial restructurings involving alternative investors, hedge funds and distressed companies.
He supports clients so that they can successfully complete mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and equity investments, often involving multiple jurisdictions. He has earned particular ability to pre-empt complexity, build trust with the different parties involved in a transaction, to quickly bring efficient and commercial solutions to the table and to take strategic decisions and craft innovations that will add value and best serve clients.
Alexis has acted for clients including Altitude Infrastructure, Oaktree, ADIA*, Total SA*, Alstom*, Caisse des Dépôts*, Apax Partners*, Centerbridge*, Davidson Kempner*, Téva*, Warwick Capital Partners*, Kartesia*, GSO*, Stellex* on both M&A/private equity and financial restructuring transactions.
Fluent in French, English and Persian, Alexis’ international experience and multicultural roots allow him to act on behalf of clients from various cultural and legal backgrounds.
Alexis is a frequent author and commentator on matters of private equity and restructuring.
Alexis joined the Firm in December 2018 from an international law firm in Paris, where he was a partner in the M&A-Private Equity Group.

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.

Flexstone Partners

Benoît Jacquin

Managing Partner

Based in New York, he is responsible for managing investor relations and fundraising activities and is a member of the US Audit Committee.

Benoît is a founding Partner of Caspian Private Equity, a predecessor to Flexstone Partners. Prior and concurrent to that, he served from 2000 to 2012 as a Director in charge of Investor Relations at Caspian Capital Management (“CCM”). Prior to joining CCM, Benoît was Vice President, Relationship Manager at CDC Investment Management Corporation. Prior to CDC Investment Management Corporation, he was a business analyst at Caisse des dépôts et consignations (Caisse des depots Group).

Benoît holds a post-graduate degree (DESS) in Econometrics and a post-graduate degree (DEA) in History from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and is a CFA Charterholder.

He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD

Marie Jacot Cardoen

Global Head

PREQIN

Cameron Joyce

VP, Research Insights

Cameron Joyce has 10 years of experience in the investment industry and is currently part of Preqin’s Research Insights team based in London. He previously worked on the international equity desk of one of the largest pension funds in Latin America where he managed a $5bn allocation to Emerging Market equities in Asia. Cameron later went on to work for a Vietnam based investment bank, writing investment research for global institutional clients. Cameron is also a CFA Charterholder and an Economics graduate from the University of Manchester.

OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Jordon Kruse

Co-Portfolio Manager and Managing Director

Mr. Kruse is a managing director and co-portfolio manager of the Special Situations Group. He is responsible for management of the strategy and all of its investing activities. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2001, Mr. Kruse was an attorney at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and private equity. Mr. Kruse currently serves on the boards of directors of Caerus Oil & Gas, Strawn Petroleum Holdings and Crossroads Building Supply. He previously served as a director of numerous former investments in a broad range of industries. In addition, Mr. Kruse serves on the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Food Bank, the Board of Trustees of The College Foundation of the University of Virginia, and the Law Board of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Mr. Kruse received a B.A. degree in history and government from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Law Review.

ACCURACY

Arnaud Lambert

Partner

With over 20 years of experience in financial advisory, Arnaud Lambert coordinates the transaction service practice within Accuracy and specialises in financial due diligence, valuations and financial modelling in all type of transactions: carve out and disposal of business units, pre-acquisition strategy including measurement of synergies, refinancing, Business development cases, IPOs.

Working for both private equity investors and corporates clients, Arnaud has been exposed to a multitude of sectors but developed a specific focus in Healthcare, Aerospace & Defence, Retail, BtoB Services and Manufacturing Industries.

During his career, Arnaud has also participated in significant restructuring engagements and has experience as a third party expert in several international arbitration cases.

Arnaud speaks French, English and Spanish.

AMUNDI

Guy Lodewyckx

Head of Private Markets Multi-Management

Guy is Head of Private Markets Multi-Management since 2017. He joined Amundi’s Platform
of Alternative & Real Assets (PARA) in 2016 as Deputy Head of Private Debt and a member
of the Executive Committee. Among his missions, he has transitioned the hedge fund business
towards the private markets multimanagement new setup.
Prior to that, he was Amundi Global Head of Investment Risk since 2010, where he also
oversaw private market risks. Beforehand, he was Head of Short Term Investment at SGAM
(from 2003 to 2010), where he started as a Fixed Income Manager (from 1997 to 2003). Guy
started his career in 1992 at BIP (Dresdner Bank group) as a quantitative analyst in Paris, then
in Chicago, before becoming a fixed income manager in 1995.
Guy graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1991 with a major in applied mathematics

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. 

CAPEOS

Eric Maillebiau

Founder & Principal
CAPEOS

Prior to founding CapEos, Eric held senior positions over a 16-year financial executive career covering the full PE spectrum, i.e., both for institutional investors (EBRD – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), and for fund managers (AIG Investments, DaVinci Capital).

Eric holds a PhD from UC Berkeley (Transportation Economics), and MS degrees from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris – Engineering), ENAC (Toulouse – Engineering) and Toulouse School of Economics (Mathematical Economics).

PSP

Simon Marc

Head of Private Equity

Eiffel Investment Group

Antoine Maspétiol

Managing Director

CUBE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGERS

Renaud de Matharel

CEO & Managing Partner

Renaud de Matharel, CEO & Managing Partner, has 26 years of infrastructure project management and investment experience. He led the establishment of Cube in 2007, and has, since then, recruited and led the management team as a Director of the board, CEO and Managing Partner of the Manager. Mr. de Matharel led the structuring, fundraising and investment activities of Cube, and is currently actively participating, as head of the Managers’ Executive Committee, in the making of key decisions for the management of the fund’s asset portfolio.

Prior to this, Mr. de Matharel spent 8 years with Vinci Concessions where he held executive management responsibilities as General Manager of Vinci Airport Management and Deputy General Manager of SGE Concessions where he developed, financed and managed large road and airport concession projects in Europe, America and Asia. Mr. de Matharel joined Vinci Concessions from BNP Paribas where he worked for 10 years, notably as head of Project Finance at Paribas Milan and Paribas London.

Mr. de Matharel is a graduate of l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC) and holds a Master in Economics from the University of Paris II and a Master in Business Administration from Hartford University (USA).

Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Head of private debt activity

Cécile Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 as Head of Private Debt activity. Cécile previously worked at Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity) where she notably broadened the investment scope to include unitranche debt, with a strong focus on forming partnerships. She began her career in 1988 at Merrill Lynch (Corporate Finance and M&A) in Paris and then in New York. In 1991, she joined Elig, one of the pioneering private equity funds in France. In 2001, Cécile’s focus pivoted to mezzanine debt investments and she was appointed Investment Director at Omnes (formerly CAPE – Mezzanis).

Triton

Nadia Meier-Kimer

Partner, Co-head of Services and member of the TMM Investment Advisory Committee

Nadia is an Investment Advisory Professional. She co-heads the Services team and has been involved in a number of investments, including Rütgers, Lehnkering, Polygon, WZS and more recently Swiss IT Securities Group.

She joined Triton in 2006 from Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt, where she worked in M&A and corporate finance advisory. She has a Diplom-Kauffrau degree from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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.

BlackFin Capital Partners

Paul Mizrahi

Founding Partner

EURAZEO

Virginie Morgon

CEO

Virginie Morgon is CEO of Eurazeo. Since she joined Eurazeo’s Executive Board in 2008, Ms. Morgon has accelerated the firm’s diversification and growth across investment strategies and geographies, transforming Eurazeo into a multi-strategy international investment firm able to support companies across size and scale, from venture capital to large cap.

Ms. Morgon spent over 16 years as an investment banker at Lazard and became the youngest managing senior partner in Paris in 2001. During her tenure, she advised international groups such as Air Liquide, Danone, Kingfisher, Publicis and Renault. She spent her time in transatlantic cities New York, London and Paris.

She serves on the Board of Directors of Asmodee and Moncler and is an independent Board member of L’Oreal. Previously, she served on the Boards of AccorHotels and Vivendi. Since 2011, Ms. Morgon has been regularly ranked on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International 50 list. She is a vocal advocate for diversity in leadership, as a founding member of the Women’s Forum for Economy & Society, and for global equality, as Co-Chair of the Paris Committee for Human Rights Watch.

Virginie Morgon has a degree from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Economics and Finance section) and holds a Master’s in Economics and Management (MIEM) from the University of Bocconi (Milan, Italy).

AETHER Financial Services

Edouard Narboux

Managing Director

Graduated from the Business School & University of Montpellier, Edouard Narboux spent 15 years in investment banking at Oddo & CIE and Kepler Corporate Finance
Edouard is in charge of the Agency business of Aether Financial Services

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

CONQUEST

Frederic Palanque

Managing Director

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.

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.

INDEFI

Emmanuel Parmentier

Managing Partner

NORTHZONE

Elena Pantazi

Talent and Portfolio Development at Northzone

Elena focuses on helping Northzone’s portfolio companies build strong teams and advise founders on their growth journey. She also works closely with our investment team on pre-deal talent needs across deal origination and due diligence.

Prior to Northzone, Elena was Director of Operations and Head of Marketing & Communications at Bain Capital Private Equity Europe. Before this, Elena was an Investment Manager at venture philanthropy fund Impetus and VP of research at Third Bridge, a fast-growing start-up, having joined as an early employee. Elena started her career at UBS as an Investment Banker. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MPhil in International Relations with Distinction from Cambridge and a BSc in Economics from UCL.

BPIFRANCE

Benjamin Parternot

Directeur Exécutif, Direction Fonds de Fonds

Benjamin Paternot est directeur exécutif en charge de l’activité Fonds de fonds de Bpifrance depuis le 1er mai 2016. Il a plus de 20 ans d’expérience en capital investissement.

Diplômé de l’Université Paris Dauphine (maîtrise des sciences de gestion et DESS de droit des affaires), Benjamin Paternot a débuté sa carrière au sein de l’équipe private equity de SJ Berwin (King & Wood Mallesons). Il a participé en particulier à la structuration de fonds nationaux et internationaux de capital investissement, à des opérations primaires et secondaires, ainsi qu’à l’acquisition/restructuration de sociétés de gestion impliquées dans des situations particulières.

Il a rejoint CDC Entreprises en 2005 en tant que directeur d’investissements avant d’être nommé directeur du pôle Fonds technologiques et internationaux en 2012. Au sein de l’équipe Fonds de fonds, il a notamment réalisé des investissements dans des fonds de capital innovation (amorçage, capital-risque et growth), de capital développement et capital transmission.

Il est nommé directeur exécutif en charge des Fonds de fonds de Bpifrance en 2016 et a piloté en 2020 la création du fonds retail de Bpifrance à destination des particuliers.

NEUBERGER BERMAN

Tristram Perkins

GLOBAL HEAD OF NB SECONDARY PRIVATE EQUITY

Tristram Perkins is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and Global Head of NB Secondary Private Equity. He is a member of the Secondary, Real Estate Secondary, Strategic Capital and Renaissance Investment Committees. Tristram oversees the origination and valuation of secondary investments. He joined Neuberger Berman Private Equity from Deutsche Bank, where he worked for eight years in the private equity division investing in secondary private equity and directly in operating companies. Prior to that, he worked for four years in investment banking with Alex. Brown & Sons in New York in both the Restructuring Group and the Industrial Technologies Group. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BA from Middlebury College.

ACCELLENCY

Alexandra PIGENT-LABEIS

Managing Partner, London

Alexandra is the founder and Managing Partner of Accellency. She has over 18 years’ experience in financial positioning, fund raising and sales strategy across asset classes ranging from private equity, private debt and real estate to venture and growth capital, structured finance and hedge fund strategies.

She spent a decade at Goldman Sachs in solution sales and structuring covering institutional investors with a focus on strategic investments, regulatory capital and asset and liability management, ultimately as European head of Pension and Insurance Regulatory structuring for Credit and Equity.

Alexandra has a particular interest in technology and innovative companies and advises tech funds and portfolio companies from Series A to IPO.

Alexandra is a professor at HEC Paris and serves on the board of HEC Alumni. In 2020, she was named Franco-British Young Leaders.
 Alexandra was born in Paris, France. She graduated from HEC Paris with a Masters in Finance. She now lives in London with her husband and daughters.

KKR

Vincent Policard

Partner

Vincent Policard (London) joined KKR in 2012 and is a Partner and Co-Head of European Infrastructure. At KKR, he has been actively involved in a number of infrastructure investments including Renvico, Coriance, ELL, Deutsche Glasfaser, Q Park, Hivory, Hyperoptic, and Open Dutch Fiber and is a member of the Infrastructure Investment Committee and the Infrastructure Portfolio Management Committee. Mr. Policard is currently on the board of directors of Q Park, Hivory, Hyperoptic, X-Elio, Telxius, and Open Dutch Fiber. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Policard spent over a decade at Morgan Stanley, most recently as an executive director on Morgan Stanley’s infrastructure fund team where he was responsible for originating and executing transactions in the European infrastructure sector, playing a leading role in investments in Madrilena Red de Gas and Eversholt Rail Group. He started his career at BNP Paribas in the M&A advisory business. Mr. Policard holds an M.B.A. from HEC Paris, a Masters in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and a Masters of Law from Assas University (Paris).

CAPMAN

Ville Poukka

Managing Partner

Ville Poukka has more than 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Poukka has been covering and transacting in the Nordic infrastructure market extensively for the last ten years.

Poukka has been leading CapMan Infra’s investments in the Norwegian ferry business, Norled, and district heating companies in both Norway and Finland. He is currently board member in Norled and chairman of the board in Nydalen Energi.

Before CapMan Poukka worked at Danske Bank as Managing Director and was responsible for Nordic Energy and Infrastructure sector team in M&A advisory.

GROSVENOR ESTATE

Ian Prideaux

Chief Investment Officer

Ian Prideaux is Chief Investment Officer at the Grosvenor Estate, where he manages the non-property financial investment portfolio. This includes long equity and bond portfolios, hedge fund and venture/private equity investments. He is responsible for asset allocation and manager selection, and investments managed externally. Prideaux has been with the Grosvenor Estate since 2006, and was previously at HSBC Private Bank, SG Warburg, now UBS, and Price Waterhouse, now PWC.  

MGG Investment Group

Gregory Racz

Co-Founder & President

Prior to joining MGG, Mr. Racz was President, Principal, and Chief Legal Officer of Hutchin Hill, a multi-billion multi-strategy hedge fund. Prior to joining Hutchin Hill, Mr. Racz co-founded Octavian Advisors, LP, a $1.4 billion multi-strategy investment fund, and served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and general counsel (2006-2009). Previously, Mr. Racz was a member of the corporate department of the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (1999-2006). There he advised on corporate, securities, and compliance matters for Fortune 500 businesses, investment firms, and institutional and high net worth clients, including ConocoPhillips, General Mills, Walt Disney Company, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Fox Paine, Warburg Pincus, a Washington State Investment Board affiliate, and owners of the New Jersey Devils. Mr. Racz was also a journalist at The Wall Street Journal and The Buffalo News (1993-1995), and worked at the Manhattan D.A.’s Office (1991-1993). 

Previously, Mr. Racz was clerk on the D.C. Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Board of Trustees & Investment Committee of the NYU School of Law Foundation, and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the P&I Research Advisory Panel. He was named a “2011 Rising Star of Hedge Funds” by Institutional Investor.

Mr. Racz received his JD, Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law and his BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College. Mr. Racz also studied at Oxford University and Leningrad State University.

Trill Impact

Nina Rawal

Partner and Co-Head of Ventures

  • 10 years in the VC industry
  • 2019-2021, Founder of Emerging Health Ventures
  • 2013-2019, Head of Life Science at Industrifonden
  • 2011-2013, Vice President Strategy and Ventures at Gambro
  • 2006-2009, Management consultant at Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm and New York
  • MSc in Biomedicine and PhD in Molecular Neurobiology, both from Karolinska Institutet with research work done at Columbia University and Hopital la Salpetriere
  • Recognition for her work includes the selection as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
Rabo Invest

Yvonne Rooijakkers

Managing Director, Head of Fund and Co-investments

Wafra

Tom Rotherham Winqvist

Tom Rotherham-Winqvist is a Managing Director at Wafra Europe Ltd., focusing on business development efforts throughout Europe.

Previously, Mr. Rotherham-Winqvist worked at the Institutional Investors Roundtable (IIR) and Fiduciary Investors Roundtable for Collaboration and Partnership (FIRCAP), as well as the British Telecoms Pension Scheme (BTPS) and Hermes, their in-house active asset manager.

Mr. Rotherham-Winqvist earned a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from McGill University, and has worked and lectured at INSEAD and Imperial College, London.

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

KKR

Jean-Pierre Saad

Partner

Jean-Pierre Saad (London) joined KKR in 2008 and is a member of the European Private Equity platform where he leads the TMT activities. He is a member of the European Private Equity Investment Committee, Portfolio Management Committee and KKR’s Next Generation Technology Growth Investment Committee. He has led KKR’s investments in Cegid, Devoteam, Masmovil, Exact, OVH, SoftwareONE and United Group and was previously involved in NXP Semiconductors, Acteon, Van Gansewinkel and Legrand. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cegid, Devoteam, Masmovil, Exact, OVH and SoftwareONE. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked in the telecoms and media team of Lehman Brothers in London. Mr. Saad holds a Grande Ecole degree from HEC Paris as well as an Engineering degree with high distinction in Computer and Communications from the American University of Beirut.

Nextstage & co

Grégoire Sentilhes

Founder & CEO

Grégoire Sentilhes était le Directeur général de Screaming Media, une entreprise de syndication de contenu à valeur ajoutée introduite au NASDAQ en 2000 et qui a récemment fusionnée avec CBS Market Watch. Il était précédemment basé à New York, comme Vice-Président marketing pour le monde de la division commerce électronique du groupe allemand Bertelsmann. Il était auparavant co-fondateur et PDG de la division on-line du groupe Lagardère à Paris de 1993 à 1996. Il a investi avec succès dans le non coté en France, en Espagne, aux États-Unis et en Chine : 4 de ses 15 investissements ont été cotés en bourse. Ancien élève de l’ISG, il a étudié à l’université de Paris Dauphine. Il a fait partie de l’équipe de voile de France III, challenger Français pour la Coupe de l’America. Il est membre du conseil d’orientation de France Investissement, et co-fondateur des Journées de l’Entrepreneur. En 2010, il devient le Président du G20 des Jeunes Entrepreneurs (G20 YES).

GCM GROSVENOR

Mayur Shah

Managing Director

Mr. Shah, Head of European Private Equity, leads EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) private equity investments across primary funds, co-investments and secondary fund purchases. He is located in the London office and manages deal sourcing, due diligence, and relationship management. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Shah was an Investment Banking Associate at Banc of America Securities, where he advised clients on mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments, leveraged buyouts, capital raising, and potential transactions, primarily in media and telecom industries. Mr. Shah received two degrees from the University of Cambridge, his Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics and his Master of Arts in Economics.

ALCENTRA

Howard Sharp

Managing Director

Howard Sharp joins Alcentra as Head of Origination from Park Square Capital where he was a Partner and Head of Mid-Market Direct Lending for 4 years. In this role he was responsible for co-ordinating the sponsor coverage and origination activities of the firm.
Prior to this, Howard spent five years at GE Corporate Finance Bank as Head of Origination & Sponsor Coverage and Head of Leveraged Capital Markets. This included running all commercial aspects of GE Capital’s European acquisition finance business including Pan-European leveraged loan origination and sponsor coverage.
With a career spanning over 30 years in finance, he has also held the position of Deputy Head of Leveraged Capital Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Howard received his BA Combined Honours French & German (first class) from the University of Exeter and is French-English bilingual and fluent in German.

CAPITAL DYNAMICS

David Smith

Senior Managing Director

David is a Senior Managing Director on the Co-Investment team. He is also Chairman of the firm’s Clean Energy Infrastructure Investment Committee in respect of certain existing investment mandates. He has over 30 years of experience in private equity and infrastructure financing. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, David worked with GE Capital in the UK and the US from early 1990 until late 2002, serving in its energy infrastructure finance and private equity business. Earlier in his career, David was engaged as an adviser to AXA Private Equity (now known as Ardian) and established the European business of First Reserve Corporation, prior to which he was with BP Ventures’ solar photovoltaics business. David serves on the board of directors of the Major Projects Association and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering, each from the University of Southampton, and an MBA from the Cass Business School of City University London.

EIF

Matteo Squilloni

Head of Southern Europe

Sagard

Jonathan Tetrault

Managing Partner

Jonathan Tétrault has served as Managing Partner of Sagard since 2020. Jonathan is a member of the Management Committee and leads the firm’s corporate development activities as well as the development of its ecosystem of LPs, co-investors, partners and advisors. He is also responsible for overseeing the value creation team supporting Sagard’s portfolio companies. He is based in Montreal, Canada.

Prior to Sagard, Jonathan served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group where he oversaw the operations and corporate development activities of the group globally. Prior to joining Cirque du Soleil, he spent 14 years at McKinsey & Company where he was a Senior Partner. At McKinsey & Company, he was co-leading the Global Institutional Investors Practice, leading the Canadian Financial Services practice and acting as Managing Partner of the Montreal office. He advised institutional investors, private equity firms, asset management firms and banks on a broad range of strategic and investment matters in more than 25 countries.

Jonathan holds an MBA from Oxford University, an LL.B. from the Université de Montréal, and a CEP from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec and serves on several boards, including the C.D. Howe Institute, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the One Drop International Foundation, and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Canada.

TRITON

Amanda Tonsgaard

Head of Investor Services & Communications

Amanda is responsible for Investor Services, Co-investments and Communication at Triton. Prior to joining Triton, Amanda worked in private equity for a number of years, first as a Principal at Langholm Capital and later as a Director at Capital Dynamics. More recently, she was a Managing Partner at Hannes Snellman Copenhagen. She holds an MBA from London Business School and a master’s degree in Law from Copenhagen University of Law.

Mark Veldon

Managing Director

Mark has over 20 years experience in consulting and industry.  He leads AlixPartners’ Enterprise Improvement community in the UK and co-leads the Private Equity (PE) practice across EMEA. He has a particular focus on large cross-border company transformations and has extensive experience in Europe and Asia across a range of sectors such as industrial products, oil & gas, consumer goods, business services and pharmaceuticals. He works extensively in PE, working with sponsors and companies in M&A transactions (operational due diligence, post-merger integration and / or carve-out) and value creation / execution in manufacturing, procurement, and SG&A optimization, along with undertaking interim management roles. Mark started his career in industry at GE in various operational roles in Europe, Asia and the US, and holds a Masters in Finance from Princeton University and degrees in Business Studies and Operations Management from Aberdeen University.

Mediobanca

Angelo Vigano

Private Banking Head 

APAX PARTNERS

Thomas de Villeneuve

Head of Investments in Tech & Telecom

Thomas graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in 1994 and began his career at the Boston Consulting Group where he worked mainly in the media and telecom sectors in Paris and New York. Thomas also worked at Crédit Lyonnais in London as a national service volunteer abroad. In 2001 he joined Apax Partners.

WHITE & CASE

Guillaume Vitrich

Partner

Guillaume Vitrich is a partner in the EMEA private equity team of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Well known as a leading corporate practitioner on the French market, Guillaume’s practice covers a wide range of both domestic and international private equity, corporate and M&A transactions, notably across Europe and Africa. Guillaume frequently advises industrial and services companies, family-controlled corporations as well as private equity funds, with a focus on complex cross-border transactions. He has a strong expertise in several industrial sectors, in particular in the fields of digital, energy and infrastructure.
An innovative lawyer with an ability to lead pioneering work on behalf of his clients, Guillaume has developed a reputation for and a strong expertise in venture capital related matters, advising venture capital funds, large tech companies, and start-ups.
Guillaume has recently acted for clients including Goldman Sachs, IdInvest*, Partech* and Teads*.
Guillaume joined the Firm in December 2018 from an international law firm in Paris.

CATHAY CAPITAL

Fabien WESSE

Managing Partner

Heading the Small Cap activities of Cathay Capital Private Equity (CCPE), Fabien Wesse is our Managing Partner and is based in Paris. Fabien joined Cathay Capital in 2010 after 10 years of private equity experience at Siparex Group, a French middle-market private equity firm with over €2B under management. As a seasoned French low and mid-market private equity investor, Fabien has participated in over 50 transactions, in control and non-control capacities, including succession, growth capital and LBO investments. These transactions covered a broad range of sectors as diverse as education, healthcare, digital marketing, construction and building materials, industrial goods, textile, or packaging. Fabien has been an active participant of the board of all the companies invested. Fabien is a graduate from Paris Dauphine University. He currently holds board positions at Le Wagon, Biose Industries, CMR, Labelium and Smart AdServer. Prior board positions within Cathay Capital include AD Education, PCSA, Vulcanic, Amplitude and Ginger CEBTP.

ASCRI

José Zudaire

Managing Director

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Apollo

Olga Kosters

Managing Director, Private Credit Secondaries

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

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.

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.

Kline Hill Partners

Elena Laleh

Private Equity Secondaries

Elena joined Kline Hill Partners on September 1, 2021, to head up the firm’s GP-led efforts in Europe. She is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Elena has been a core member of the secondaries team at Partners Group for seven years (2014-2021), having worked on numerous transactions on both the GP-led and LP secondaries side, along with experience in co-investments and primary investments. She was a Founding Member of Partners Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and led the firm’s European D&I initiatives.

Elena has prior experience in investment banking at Credit Suisse in New York. She holds a BS in International Business from Northeastern University, Boston (USA) and a BS in International Management from the European School of Business, Reutlingen (Germany).

Capiton AG

Mara Stock

Investment Director 

Mara Stock joined capiton’s investment team beginning of 2013. Ms Stock studied Economics in Berlin and St. Gallen. Prior to coming to capiton she worked for EY (Zurich). Several internships in the field of M&A advisory and strategy consulting provided her with first insights into our industry.

Portobello

Íñigo Sánchez-Asiaín

Founding Partner

He is President of Blue Sea, EYSA and Angulas Aguinaga, and member of the Board of Directors of IAN, Trison, Supera, Poligof and AGQ Labs.

He was partner at Ibersuizas since 2004. Previously he worked at Banco Santander where he was Head of Private Equity. Also worked as Managing Director at the M&A group in Banco Central Hispano and at The Boston Consulting Group.

Íñigo holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid (ICADE).

MBO & Co

Xavier de Prévoisin

Partner

Xavier joined MBO & Co in 2016 and has 20 years of successful private equity investing experience. He has been actively involved in several small and mid-cap transactions across many sectors.

Prior to joining MBO & Co, Xavier spent 16 years with 3i as Director and Partner. He began his career at Arthur Andersen Corporate Recovery Services.

Xavier graduated from Paris Dauphine University (Master Corporate Finance) and holds a Master in Corporate Law from Paris Assas University

AlixPartners

Lee Watson

Managing Director

Lee has over two decades experience advising lenders through multi-stakeholder restructuring situations in both the plc and leveraged lending space. He has extensive experience assisting with the formulation and implementation of both in and out of court financial restructurings programmes. Lee has worked across a wide range of sectors, including construction, banking & capital markets, oil & gas, power & utilities, consumer products & retail and telecommunications. His work has spanned restructurings in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

AlixPartners

Julian Short

Managing Director, European Head of Revenue and Growth

AlixPartners

Nicolas Beaugrand

Managing Director

Nicolas has almost 20 years’ experience in industry and consulting by specializing in turnaround and operations performance improvement in the aerospace and defense sector. Nicolas has led global projects across Europe, North America, and Asia in the form of assignments for major players in the areas of aerospace and defense, automotive, and electronic appliances. And he has served as process manager in charge of new investments, industrialization, and manufacturing performance improvement projects involving performance polymers. Prior to joining AlixPartners, he was a senior manager in the operations practice of a major strategy consulting firm. Nicolas has an Executive MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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Financial Services Capital Partners, LLP

Miroslav Boublik

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Miroslav co-founded FSC following a distinguished career that’s seen him gain widespread recognition as one of Europe’s leading experts on financial services technologies. Prior to FSC, he was Group Head of Special Projects and Managing Partner of Home Credit Venture Capital. During his tenure, he founded and led the conglomerate’s corporate venture capital arm, with a focus on FinTech and enabling technology companies relevant to consumer finance and banking.

Prior to Home Credit International, Miroslav worked as the Managing Director at Craig Capital Corporation, First Deputy Chairman of BNP Paribas’ Ukrainian subsidiary and Chief Operating Officer at Alfa-Bank, the largest private sector bank in Russia, where he was responsible for the development and operations of its expansion into commercial and retail banking.

Miroslav holds an MBA from Harvard University and a degree in Computer Engineering from Brown University. Before moving into banking, he worked at IBM and McKinsey and Company, where he supported clients in the financial services, telecoms and IT sectors with their technology strategies.

BVCA

Leon De Bono

Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services

Leon de Bono is the BVCA’s Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services. Before joining the BVCA in 2010 he was the Publishing Director and a member of the team that launched Private Equity News, part of eFinancialNews, which was acquired by Dow Jones in 2007. He began working in the private equity industry with Caspian Media in 2001. He has a BA from University College London and an MA from The Courtauld Institute.

IPEM

Antoine Colson

CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB

Stéphane Barret

Head of Private Capital Services

Stéphane Barret, Managing Director, Global Head Private Equity and Funds coverage in CACIB.
He has over 30 years of corporate finance experience encompassing both corporate and private equity, with Schroders in Paris and Citigroup in London prior to joining CACIB in 2006.
Stéphane has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of California, Davis (1984) and is a graduate of HEC Paris (MBA 1986).

BPI FRANCE

Adeline Lemaire

Managing Director | Head of Small Cap Funds Investments

Adeline is the Managing Director and Head of Small-cap Investment Funds of Bpifrance. Bpifrance invests into small-cap funds covering various investment strategies in order to be active in the structuring of the whole financing chain of French companies – Development and buy-out funds, turnaround and special situations funds, impact funds, mezzanine funds and, exceptionally, private debt funds. Prior to this, Adeline served as a Project manager for AFD and then as a Senior investment officer for Proparco. She joined Bpifrance Fund of Funds in 2014 as an Investment Director for Innovation and Technology funds and then Small-Cap funds prior to her current position. Adeline graduated from Essec Business School.

ACCESS CAPITAL PARTNER

Agnes Nahum

Managing Partner
ACCESS CAPITAL PARTNER

  • Co-founder of Access Capital Partners in December 1998
  • 29 years of experience in private assets
  • Sits on various funds’ advisory committees in Europe
  • Previously, Director of Business Development at Financière Natexis, then at BNP Private Equity
  • Spent 6 years with a French insurance company, Mutuelle Assurance Artisanale de France (MAAF) where she was Head of Private Equity, managing a €150 million portfolio of unquoted investments
  • Vice-President of the French Private Equity Association (France Invest)
  • Serves as President of the Investor Relations commission of France Invest
  • Agnès holds a Doctorate in Corporate Law from Paris University, an Actuary Certificate and is a Qualified Financial Analyst
Five Arrows Managers (Rothschild & Co)

Mireille Klitting

Partner

Mireille is Managing Partner and Investment Commitee member of all FAMS funds (FASO, FAPEP, FAMI). Mireille is also a member of the Merchant Banking Management Committee. 

Prior to launching FASO in 2011, Mireille was with Natixis Private Equity where she developed the firm’s secondary activities since 2003.

Previously, Mireille led the establishment of Natixis’ direct private equity teams in Asia, Brazil, Italy and Maghreb, as well as overseeing deal structuring locally.

Prior to that she worked at Natixis in the Structured Finance Department, Delmas and Banque de l’Union Européenne.

Mireille is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and SFAF (CFA).

ALLIANCE ENTREPRENDRE

Nathanael MARTIN

Directeur Associé 

Nathanael joined Alliance Entreprendre in 2020 as Managing Director of the Alliance LBO team. He began his career in 1999 at BNP Paribas in the Corporate Finance department in New York and then in Paris. In 2004 he joined Sade then Fortis Private Equity France where he carried out several Capital Growth and LBO transactions. In 2009 Nathanael joined Siparex, where he was appointed Managing Director of the Midcap team. During his years at Siparex, he created and supervised the Strasbourg office and realized a dozen investments in French SMEs. Nathanael graduated from HEC.

Albarest Partners

Médéric Gaillard

Associé

Associé, Médéric intervient depuis plus de 12 ans aux côtés d’entrepreneurs, aussi bien dans leurs opérations capitalistiques que dans la mise en œuvre de leur stratégie de croissance. Après deux expériences en banque d’affaires, il a débuté sa carrière dans le capital-investissement en rejoignant MBO Partenaires en 2010, où il était précédemment Directeur de Participations.

GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS

Matthias Reicherter

Partner and CIO
GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS

Partner and CIO, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2011. In his role he has overall responsibility for oversight and direction of Golding’s investment portfolio across the asset classes, Private Equity, Private Debt and Infrastructure.

Dr. Reicherter looks back on more than 15 years of investment experience, which he gained working internationally for banks and investment organizations as well as in his prior role as Head of Infrastructure at Golding Capital Partners. Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners, Dr. Reicherter was a Director with Barclays Private Equity and Infrastructure Funds in London, as well as with DEPFA Bank plc in London and Dublin, were he focused on the acquisition, financing and asset management of infrastructure companies in Europe and North America.

Dr. Reicherter graduated in Economics from the University of Augsburg and completed a doctorate in Corporate Finance at the University of Greifswald.

Siparex

Richard Dalaud

Member of the Siparex Group Executive Committee

NYC RETIREMENT SYSTEM

David Enriquez

Head of Private Equity
NYC RETIREMENT SYSTEM

Frederic G Nadal

Co-FOUNDER, CEO 

Frédéric Nadal est Directeur Général de MV Credit qu’il a fondé avec Lemy Gresh et Douglas Evans en 2000. Frédéric est responsable de la stratégie marketing, de la création des actifs et de la gestion des relations stratégiques. Il est également Président du Conseil de MV Credit Manager. Avant de rejoindre MV Credit, il était Directeur des Investissements chez Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), où il a travaillé à Londres et à Paris. Frédéric est titulaire d’un Master en stratégie, planification et contrôle de gestion et d’une licence en administration des affaires de l’Université Paris-Dauphine.

Lincoln International

Matthieu Rosset

Managing Director

Matthieu provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and growth equity advisory services to clients in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) industry. Matthieu has 20 years of extensive expertise advising companies, private equity firms and leading private company clients on sell-side and buy-side international transactions and divestitures, as well as financing and private placement transactions.

Matthieu has worked with companies across the TMT industry, including enterprise software, ecommerce, media and marketing. He understands the dynamics driving the TMT market and provides bespoke counsel to clients as significant technology growth fuels M&A activity.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Matthieu was Managing Director at Drake Star Partners, where he spearheaded active deal flow of international transactions involving major strategic groups. Matthieu started his career as a research analyst at Credit Agricole CIB.

Matthieu earned a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and a Master of Corporate Finance from University of Paris IX Dauphine.

IGI SGR SPA

Matteo Cirla

Partner & Managing Director
IGI SGR SPA

Matteo joined IGI in 2010, after having worked for over 6 years as a Partner of Synergo, a private equity firm which he co-founded in 2004.  Prior to joining Synergo, he spent 6 years, covering various investment banking roles.  Matteo started his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Milan in 1996.

Matteo graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Pavia and received his Master in Corporate Finance from the SDA Bocconi School of Management.

ALTO PARTNERS

Raffaele De Courten

Founding Partner

Since co-founding Alto Partners in 2000, Raffaele de Courten has served as Managing Director and Partner. Prior to founding Alto Partners, he was employed from 1998 to 2000 at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg as counsel of the Italian Executive Vice President. From 1987 to 1998, Raffaele de Courten was appointed a Senior Manager of the corporate finance division at Mediobanca, assisting a number of such prestigious clients as Enel, Ferrovie dello Stato, Assicurazioni Generali, Italcementi, the EIB and the World Bank in their debt capital markets and structured products operations. Raffaele de Courten graduated in Business Administration from LUISS University in Rome. In addition to supervising Alto Partners’ activities, he focuses on deal origination, debt structuring, fundraising and investors relations. Raffaele de Courten was member of AIFI’s board of directors from 2010 to 2015 and Chairman of its mid-market Commission from 2013 to 2015. He is currently a member of AIFI’s General private equity Board and Guarantee Committee.

LBO FRANCE

Arthur Bernardin

Managing Director, LBO Small Cap

Arthur joined LBO France in 2010 and he is based in Milan since 2017. Previously, he spent 12 years in strategic consulting within L.E.K. in Paris, handling a number of projects for industrial clients and being involved in over sixty projects for Private Equity clients, mostly strategic due diligences in LBO context. He began his career in 1995 as a financial analyst at Schneider mainly in New York. Arthur graduated from HEC Business school.

MONTAGU PRIVATE EQUITY

Guillaume Jabalot

Director

Guillaume is a member of the Investment team, based in London and has responsibility for France and Benelux. He joined Montagu in 2006 from Apax Partners where he spent 4 years arranging leveraged buy-outs in France. He started his career in corporate development at Saint-Gobain in the US, before joining the investment banking division of Lazard. Guillaume is a graduate of ESSEC and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

MACSF

Stanislas Subra

Tech Investor, head of VC

Stanislas Subra gère des portefeuilles d’actifs depuis 2010 au sein de la direction financière de la MACSF. Il est notamment spécialiste des sociétés technologiques cotés Europe et Etats-Unis. Il est également responsable des investissements en capital-risque pour le groupe (agnostique seed to growth)  

Il siège au conseil d’administration de plusieurs sociétés pour le compte de la MACSF: Mediawan, YMJ Synapse Medecine, Gleamer, Leah (groupe Wellium). 

Auparavant, il était analyste financier pour BPCE de 2006 à 2009. 

Il est diplômé en finance de marché et d’entreprise de l’Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

BVCA

Michael Moore

Director General

Michael Moore is Director General of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

As private capital has continued to increase its contributions to the UK economy in recent years, Michael and his colleagues in the industry have been focused on supporting the COVID-19 recovery, delivering investment across the whole UK, making the UK one of the best places in the world to invest and do business and supporting the UK to achieve ‘net Zero’.

Over the past 30 years Michael has operated at senior levels in both politics and business. In his political career he was a Member of Parliament for 18 years and served in the Cabinet at the time of the Coalition Government, as Secretary of State for Scotland.

After the 2015 General Election, Michael became a Senior Adviser at PwC. Prior to entering politics, he qualified as a chartered accountant with the firm.

Meet the rest of the BVCA senior team below.

ISOMER CAPITAL

Joe Schorge

Founder & Managing Partner
ISOMER CAPITAL

Joe Schorge is the Founder and Managing Partner of Isomer Capital, based in London and focused on European early stage venture capital. Isomer accesses high-potential opportunities in European technology through limited partner investments in funds, company co-investments, and providing liquidity to firms and founders via secondary purchases. Previously Joe spent over 20 years’ working as an LP, GP and technology operations executive, most notably at Pomona Capital, a leading global secondaries firm, and earlier at Cambridge Associates responsible for advising institutional investors on $2bn of private equity investments. Joe began his career in information technology operating roles at Invensys plc (now Schneider Electric) in the US and Europe. He received a BS Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and an MBA from London Business School.

MAYER BROWN

Emily Pennec

Partner in the Corporate & Securities practice

Siparex

Lionel Bergeron

Partner

Coller Capital

Michael Schad

Partner, Head of Investment Management

As Head of Investment Management, Michael is responsible for helping to develop, and ensuring implementation of, Coller Capital’s investment strategy. He is based in the firm’s London office.

Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2005, Michael worked in the investment banking divisions of Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston in London.

Michael has a BA (Hons) in International Business Studies from the European Business School, London and an MSc in Finance from the London Business School.

ARES MANAGEMENT

Tyrone Cooney

Partner

Mr. Cooney is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on European direct lending and covers the French and Southern European markets. Mr. Cooney also is a member of Ares Credit Group’s European Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, Mr. Cooney was a Managing Director at HSBC France, where he focused on managing the Paris leveraged finance team. Previously, Mr. Cooney was a Director with the Paris-based teams of Barclays Capital, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Societe Generale. Mr. Cooney holds a B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Political Science and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in Economics. He has additionally completed graduate coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS

Abhik Das

Managing Partner, Head of Private Debt
GOLDING CAPITAL PARTNERS

joined Golding Capital Partners in 2018.

He is responsible for the selection, execution and monitoring of private debt fund investments and co-investments, as well as the portfolio management thereafter.

Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr Das spent five and a half years at BlueBay Asset Management in London, where he was responsible for primary financings for medium-sized businesses across Europe. As a Partner within BlueBay’s Private Debt Group, he was most recently focused on new investments in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Mr Das previously spent nearly three years at Macquarie in the Principal Finance division, where he was responsible for a wide range of investments across the capital structure of European businesses. Prior to that, he worked in the Leveraged Finance team at Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London. He started his career at Credit Suisse in Zurich in various areas of the Swiss investment banking franchise.

Mr Das graduated from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland with an M.A. in Law and Economics. He also holds a dual CEMS Master in International Management degree (CEMS MIM) from both ESADE Barcelona and the University of St.Gallen.

EthiFinance

Xavier Leroy

Head of Investor Services

Previously Director of Euronext, Xavier was in charge of operations related to market members and issuers. He also led the implementation of the Low Carbon 100 Europe Index (Euronext/Trucost) and the FTSEurofirst project (Euronext/FTSE). He then founded EXEL Consulting, specialised in providing consulting services to capital markets industry. He conducted a large number of missions in emerging countries (Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, etc.) with market companies and local authorities, as well as on behalf of international organizations. Xavier holds a postgraduate degree in Finance (Paris I).

Blackstone

Rashmi Madan

Sr. Managing Director

Rashmi Madan is a Senior Managing Director based in London with Blackstone Credit.  Ms. Madan handles marketing and investor relations for European investors.

Before joining Blackstone Credit, then known as GSO Capital Partners, in 2011 Ms. Madan  worked for 8 years in Credit Sales and Structured Credit at JPMorgan where she focused primarily on raising capital for CLO managers, hedge funds and private equity funds from European institutional investors.  Prior to that, Ms Madan spent five years at Morgan Stanley working in Leveraged Finance and Debt Capital Markets in London and New York, respectively.  Ms. Madan received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University where she majored in Industrial and Labor Relations.

Mizuho Europe

Gabriella Kindert

Member of the Supervisory Board

Gabriella Kindert, PhD is a senior banking and investment professional specialized on Alternative Credit, Private markets and the digital transformation in the financial sector. She started her career in banking in 1998 in MeesPierson Corporate and Investment Banking where she gained insight in various asset classes, – asset-based finance, project finance, leveraged finance) in different geographies. She held various managerial positions with financial institutions including Fortis Bank, Fortis Investments, BNP Paribas IP and NN IP as Global Head of Loans and Head of Alternative Credit. She gained over 20 years of international experience in managing investment portfolios over the cycle and investment teams of several global alternative fixed income strategies (€ 22 billion AUM). She is currently a Supervisory Board member of Mizuho Europe and independent advisor to various entities, a.o. the EU on Fintech projects. She is the (co)author of several bestselling books; a.o. Alternative Credit and its asset classes, The Wealthtech book. She is also a public speaker and guest lecturer on digital transformation in the financial sector and private market investment trends. She has an M.A. in History, Economics, MBA in Accounting and Finance and a PhD in Finance Alternative Lending.

COLLER CAPITAL

François Aguerre

Partner
COLLER CAPITAL

As Co-Head of Origination, Francois is responsible for managing the firm’s investment origination activities worldwide. He is based in the firm’s London office.

Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2007, Francois worked in the Investment Banking division of UBS in London. Previously, he worked at Gimar Finance and PAI Partners in Paris, and at Société Générale in New York.

Francois has an MSc in Engineering from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France, and an MBA from INSEAD.

EIF

Uli Grabenwarter

Deputy Director – Equity Investment

Uli is Deputy Director – Equity Investments at the European Investment Fund (EIF). He is a senior professional in Venture Capital and Private Equity.

He has developed expertise in Impact Investing, Impact Due Diligence and Impact Metrics, together with an extensive operational and managerial experience in multibillion Fund-of-Funds and broad board experience in Asset Management Firms and Funds. He is often speaker at Private Equity, VC and Impact Investing related conferences. Uli is author of numerous publications on Venture Capital, Private Equity and Impact Investing; he has conducted extended research on family offices’ activity in SRI and Impact Investing developing leading-edge expertise in this investment field.

HealthCap

DR. MÅRTEN STEEN

Partner

Partner of HealthCap. Prior to re-joining HealthCap as a partner in 2010, Dr. Steen worked with global business development at Merck Serono as a Director, focusing on both product and technology licensing. Prior to Merck Serono, he was a medical associate with HealthCap. Dr. Steen is a Medical Doctor trained at Lund University. He has pursued research in the field of protein chemistry and coagulation at Lund University and Novo Nordisk, rendering him a PhD in Clinical Chemistry in 2003. He is the author of 16 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He has also a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the Lund University School of Economics and Management.

Novo Holdings

Søren Møller

Managing Partner

Søren joined Novo A/S in 2011 as Managing Investment Director of Novo Seeds.

Søren obtained his MSc degree from the Technical University of Denmark in 1993 and his PhD degree in molecular biology in 1997 from the Technical University of Denmark. In addition, Søren has academic training as postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Prior to joining Novo Seeds, Søren served as global manager of Genomics at Novozymes. Before Novozymes, Søren was CSO and Vice President of R&D at Exiqon A/S. During Søren’s tenure, Exiqon completed an IPO and the company was acquired by Qiagen in 2016. Previously, Søren worked in cancer drug development as head of Lead Identification at BioImage and as research scientist at Novo Nordisk.

Søren serves on the Board of Directors of EpiTherapeutics (sold to Gilead), AMRA, Biosyntia, Reapplix and Northsea Therapeutics. Since 2008, Søren has been board member of Danish Biotech (the Association of Biotechnology Industries in Denmark) and DVCA (Danish Venture Capital Association).

Cathay Health

Eric de La Fortelle

Managing Partner 

Avant de rejoindre Cathay Health, Eric occupait depuis 2014 le rôle de Venture Partner chez Seventure Partners, une société de capital-risque basée à Paris. Durant cette période, il a siégé au conseil d’administration de treize sociétés de biotechnologie en tant que représentant de Seventure, et de Sensorion SA en tant qu’administrateur indépendant. Entre 2011 et 2014, Eric a été CEO de Delenex Therapeutics, une société de biotechnologie basée à Zurich spécialisée dans la découverte et le développement d’anticorps pour une application topique sur la peau. De 2005 à 2011, il a dirigé au niveau mondial les activités de Roche sur la Recherche et les Technologies Externes. À ce titre, il avait un double mandat de BD&L (recherche de partenaires, négociation de contrats, gestion d’alliances), qui a conduit à la signature de plus de 200 partenariats, et de conseil stratégique (scénarios de R&D pour un horizon de 20 ans et recommandations d’actions). Eric est un scientifique de formation, avec des contributions dans le domaine de la détermination de la structure des protéines par cristallographie aux rayons X. Il a reçu une formation d’ingénieur et de physicien à l’Ecole Centrale de Paris, est titulaire d’un doctorat en biophysique de l’Université Paris XI, d’un diplôme d’études supérieures en biomédecine de l’IFSBM (Institut Gustave-Roussy) et d’un MBA de l’INSEAD.

bpifrance

Gorka Gonzalez

Responsable de l’activité Retail

PEMBERTON

Geoffroi de Saint Chamas

Partner

Geoffroi is Head of the Paris office and responsible for origination in France. He is a member of the Credit Review Committee of Pemberton Capital Advisors LLP.
Prior to joining Pemberton in 2015, he worked at Lazard Frères from 2009 to 2015 where he was Head of Debt Advisory in France. In this role, he advised a wide number of French and European companies and financial sponsors across the capital structure. Previously he was co-head of leveraged finance at RBS in Paris and a member of the GBM investment committee for RBS London.
He has over 25 years’ experience in credit, corporate markets and advisory, with positions at BNP Paribas, Indosuez and Credit Agricole.
Geoffroi graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP) and holds an MSc in Business Law from the Université Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne, and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the Université Paris Dauphine.

C4 Ventures

Boris Bakech

Partner

Boris Bakech is a Partner at C4 Ventures and a member of the investment team. He participated to the creation of C4 Ventures in 2014 and notably sits on the Board of Trouva, Clippings, and Cleeng.

Previously, Boris was Assistant Producer at Ubisoft, where he contributed to the successful launch of a AAA game, selling over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Before that, Boris was Assistant to the Vice President and General Manager of Apple Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). Most notably, he developed sales pitches for major accounts.

He also worked at Orange Business Services in the French Indirect Sales department, where he helped create and managed a new nationwide distribution channel that reached 2.5 million euros in revenue after one quarter.

PFR Ventures

Michal Gladys

Investment Director

Abu dDhabi Catalyst Partners

James Munce

Chief Executive Officer

James Munce is the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners. James started his career with PwC auditing private equity and hedge funds whilst qualifying as a chartered accountant before moving to Merrill Lynch (BAML) in 2007. James spent 11 years at BAML building out the award-winning Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions (MLIS) UCITS platform that partnered with top tier investment managers to provide European distribution and infrastructure. MLIS had peak assets of $6.5 BN and James served as both COO and CEO. Prior to joining Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners James was the COO of the Australian multi boutique business Fidante Partners with assets of $65 BN across 14 boutique partners.

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