They will share their expertise

François Aguerre



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.

Jean Luc Allavena

Founder & Chairman


Jean-Luc Allavena holds a Master degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris.

Jean-Luc Allavena began his career as Analyst at Banque Paribas in 1986 before joining Lyonnaise des Eaux (now Engie) in 1989 as Financial Controller.

In 1992, he became Chief Financial Officer of Techpack International (Pechiney), then Chief Operating Officer in 1996, and finally Chairman and CEO of Pechiney World Luxury Cosmetics Division in 1999.

In 2000, he joined Lagardère Media as the Group Chief Operating Officer and therefore also became member of the Board of the four main branches of the group (Hachette Livre, Hachette Filipacchi Médias, Hachette Distribution Services and Lagardère Active).

Strongly attached to his homeland, Monaco, where his family has been established for 150 years, Jean-Luc Allavena was called to serve as Chief of Staff of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2005 – 2006.

Jean-Luc Allavena joined Apollo Global Management as a partner in London in 2007. Apollo is one of the major alternative asset managers in the world with a portfolio of almost $200 billion. Jean-Luc Allavena has established its franchise in France with a strong track record in industrial investments, among which Monier, Constellium, Latécoère and Verallia.

He is member of the Board of Altice Group, Verallia and the bank Paris-Bertrand-Sturdza.

Besides, Jean-Luc Allavena has been involved for several decades in non-profit organizations. He served as Chairman of the HEC Alumni Association in 2001-2003 (then Honorary Chairman), Chairman of the HEC Foundation from 2003 to 2005 (then Honorary Chairman) and Chairman of the Board of the French-American Foundation France from 2010 to 2015 (then Honorary Chairman).

Jean-Luc  Allavena  has been awarded Chevalier of the French Légion d’Honneur.

John Anderson

Head of Corporate Finance


John C. S. Anderson is Head of North American Bond Investing at John Hancock and parent company Manulife. He directs U.S. and Canadian investment teams in the origination, analysis, and management of investments in public bonds, private placement debt, and private equity to support the insurance and other products guaranteed by Hancock and Manulife.


John is also an approving officer for all private equity investments made by the Boston investment teams, and sits on the global credit committee of parent company Manulife.


Prior to his current role, John led the U.S. investment teams, and prior to that led the firm’s Power & Infrastructure investing team, growing that team’s assets under management from $10 billion to $17 billion.


Prior to joining John Hancock in 2001, John worked for 10 years in the New York and London offices of JP Morgan Chase, where he led teams that advised on or arranged more than US$ 8 billion in bank and bond market financing.


John holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA in Economics from The University of Chicago.

André Aubert



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.

Ramon Betolaza

Managing Partner & CEO

Ramón Betolaza has over 18 years of investment experience in special situations, rescue and stabilisation of companies across different life cycles in Europe, U.S. and Asia. Ramón was a partner from inception at MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC in New York, created in 2002 through the spin-off of the Credit Suisse Distressed Securities Group. He was the Head of Europe from 2006 and a member of the Investment Committee until his retirement from the firm in December 2009. Prior to July 2002, Ramón was a director at Credit Suisse in the Distressed Securities Group, the predecessor group to MP, which he joined in 1997 in London. Mr. Betolaza started his investing career in special situations at Banco Santander in London since the inception of the European HY Market in 1996. He holds a Degree in Economics and Financial Management from Universidad Comercial de Deusto and earned his MBA, summa cum laude, from IE Business School, Madrid, where he currently serves at its International Advisory Board and is a member of the Council of Advisers to the IE Fund in New York. Ramón has extensive experience as a proactive board member in private and listed companies and currently serves on the boards of various privately held companies.

Andreas Bohn

Managing Partner & Co-CEO

Andreas is Co-CEO & Managing Partner of SwanCap Partners since October 2015. Prior to joining SwanCap, Andreas was with UniCredit/Hypovereinsbank since 1994 having served most recently as a Management Board Member at UniCredit Bank AG and as a member of the Global UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking Executive Committee.

In the 22 years that Andreas has been with UniCredit and through various management functions, he built several highly successful franchises within the bank. Andreas is a Co-founder of UniCredit’s market leading Leveraged Finance business having led the team for many years through its most significant growth period. Under his supervision, the bank was involved in financing over 400 transactions with overall underwriting commitments well in excess of €50 billion.

Andreas has also been instrumental in building UniCredit’s financing power house consisting of several debt businesses such as Leveraged Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Structured Finance, Real Estate, Debt Capital Markets and M&A with portfolio responsibility of €30 billion plus. In addition to this, Andreas was Chairman of the various investment committees of these businesses for many years. He also founded the Portfolio Management Group at UniCredit Bank AG, which was subsequently rolled out to UniCredit globally.

Andreas was the founder of the Principal Investment business at UniCredit which he ran by and large between 2000 and 2011 culminating in overall commitments of €3bn in private equity funds and co investments. Prior to joining SwanCap, Andreas had also been the Chairman of the SwanCap Partners’ Advisory Board.

Andreas is a veteran of the European LBO and Investment Banking market with 22 years of relevant experience and enjoys a deep network across both the Private Equity and Banking sectors. In his last function he had been a Management Board Member of Unicredit Bank AG being in charge of Investment Banking. Andreas holds an MBA from Ludwig-Maximilians University and a PhD in strategic Management from University of Munich.

Catherine Brossard

Managing Director, Investor Relations

Ms. Brossard joined Cerberus in 2010. Prior to joining Cerberus, Ms. Brossard worked in the Private Equity Group at Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec from 2006 to 2010, where she managed infrastructure and fund investments in Europe and North America across a variety of sectors and strategies. From 2003 to 2006, Ms. Brossard worked in Europe in the commercial finances business of GE Capital Corporation, and from 1997 to 2003 in Canada in the corporate finance group. From 1989 to 1995, Ms. Brossard was an attorney in general litigation both in Canada and in England. Ms. Brossard is a graduate of Université de Montréal Law School and received an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales.

Matthieu Chabran


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.

Brian Chun

Investment Associate


Brian Chun is an Investment Officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. He is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, and evaluation of private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund investments. He is involved with analyzing existing asset allocations within Helmsley’s investment portfolio.


Prior to joining Helmsley, Brian was an investment banker at Wells Fargo Securities. He was involved with debt and equity capital transactions for corporate clients. Previously, he held various roles at BNP Paribas, GE Capital, and Goldman, Sachs & Co.


Brian received an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, his M.S. from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and a B.E. from The Cooper Union – Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Arnaud David


Arnaud David, associé au sein du Département Private Equity de Goodwin, est spécialisé en création et représentation de fonds d’investissement, y compris dans les fonds LBO, infrastructures, mezzanine, venture (capital risque), immobilier, corporate, fonds de fonds, dette et fonds dédiés. M. David conseille également les investisseurs dans le cadre de leurs investissements dans plusieurs types d’actifs alternatifs, dont notamment les investissements en private equity, dette et capital. Ses domaines d’expertise incluent en outre les opérations secondaires, la réglementation concernant les fonds d’investissement, les management buyouts et la restructuration de groupes de private equity.

Avant de rejoindre Goodwin en 2017, M. David a co-dirigé le Département Fonds Internationaux de King & Wood Mallesons (anciennement SJ Berwin).

Arnaud David parle couramment le français et l’anglais.

Marleen Dijkstra

Vice President Funds Investment Team


Marleen is a Vice President in the Funds Investment team where she is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing fund opportunities in Europe. She joined AlpInvest Partners in 2009. Marleen received an MSc, cum laude, in Financial Economics and a LLM in Financial Law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Daniel Dupont

Managing Director


Daniel manages Northleaf’s London office and is a member of the Investment Committee. He oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a particular focus on investment sourcing, analysis and research relating to Northleaf’s private equity secondary investments. In addition, Daniel is involved in Northleaf’s investor relations and business development activities.

Prior to joining Northleaf in 2011, Daniel spent more than a decade at Coller Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on secondary market transactions, where he was responsible for deal sourcing and investment execution for primary and secondary private equity investments, as well as business development activities globally. Previously, Daniel held senior positions in the private equity group at the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and in the International and Treasury Divisions at the National Bank of Canada. Daniel has served on various fund advisory boards in Europe, Asia and Canada, and is a guest lecturer in the Masters program at INSEAD.

Daniel received a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. in International Finance from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montréal) and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Andrea Echberg

Partner, Infrastructure and Real Assets

Andrea is a Partner in Pantheon’s Infrastructure and Real Assets Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Andrea led the infrastructure direct and co-investment teams for Société Générale, Macquarie Capital and ABN AMRO. She holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Johnny El Hachem


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.

Bernhard Engelien

Managing Director

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.

Hélène Falchier

Head of Private Equity & CEO Open


For the past 160 years, CNP Assurances has been protecting people against the risks of everyday life. France’s leading personal insurer, CNP Assurances also has operations in other European countries and in Latin America, with a significant presence in Brazil.


Since 2009 Hélène Falchier is responsible for the private equity program for CNP Assurances, bringing it to one of the 50 world’s largest institutional investors in private equity and amongst the leading ones in France. CNP Assurances is active in that space since 1992 through commitments in primary and secondary funds, as well as co-investments, mainly in Europe and in North America. Since 2015, Hélène Falchier is Chairman of the LPs’ club of France Invest, the French association for investors for growth.


As a pioneer in the transformation of its industry, CNP Assurances launched its own Corporate Venture program named Open CNP, program initiated by Hélène Falchier and of which she is now CEO. To date, Open CNP has made 6 investments in fintech, insurtech, health and blockchain. Hélène Falchier is a board member of 3 startups, Lendix, Alan and Lydia and an observer in H4D’s board.


Hélène Falchier holds a Master degree in economics and Executive MBA from HEC Paris.

Simon Faure


Simon is a Director and member of the investment committee. Simon joined M&G Private Funds Investment (formerly PPM Managers) in 2004 and has 15 years’ private equity experience investing in primary, secondary and co-investments in Europe and Asia.

Before joining M&G Private Funds Investment, Simon worked at Insight Investment in London, where he was jointly responsible for the £1 billion global private equity Fund of Funds programme.

Prior to Insight, Simon worked for AIG Global Investment, in its London private equity fund and co-investment programme focused on Western Europe. Simon has a BA (hons) from Southampton University, UK.

Jean-François Félix


Jean-François started his career as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co up until 1996. He worked with the DSP investment fund in Philadelphia (USA), then joined Vestar Capital Partners in Paris in 2001, where he assumed several positions before heading these offices until 2012. Jean-François participated in numerous operations at DSP’s and Vestar’s. More particularly, he lead investments in SAB Wabco (2002) and AZ Electronic Materials (2007). He was Member of the Board of SAB Wabco from 2002 to 2004 and of AZ Electronic Materials from 2007 to 2011, after its listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Jean-François Félix is a graduate of HEC Paris and Harvard Business School (MBA). He is also a member of the SFAF (Société Française d’Analyse Financière – French Financial Analysis Society).

Uwe Fleischhauer

Founding, Managing Partner


Uwe Fleischhauer is a member of the executive board of YIELCO Investments AG. Between 1998 and 2011 he was self-employed at Fleischhauer, Hoyer & Partner (FHP), Private Equity Consultants, where he focused exclusively on the asset classes private equity, infrastructure, mezzanine and private debt. Besides advising institutional investors, he regularly conducted widely regarded market studies and empirical studies. Prior to becoming self-employed, he was a consultant/project leader at international consulting firms (Mercer Management Consulting and Arthur D. Little). He holds a degree in business administration and a postgraduate degree in “European Enterprise Management” after periods of study in the United Kingdom and Spain.

Cristina Forcina-Westermann

Managing Director

Philippe Franchet

Managing Partner

Philippe Franchet co-founded L Catterton Europe in 2001.

Mr. Franchet began his career in 1987 with Credit Lyonnais in Tokyo as a derivatives trader and then as Head of the Financial Engineering & Derivatives trading desk. In 1995, he joined McKinsey & Co where he focused on strategy and operational improvement in Telecoms, Pharmaceuticals and Logistics. He worked across Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1997, Mr. Franchet joined Eurazeo, the investment arm of the Lazard Group, as member of the Executive Committee in charge of private equity investments. In 2000, Mr. Franchet joined Groupe Arnault, as Senior Vice President in charge of investments for Europatweb, the newly formed technology and internet investment group of Bernard Arnault.

Mr. Franchet brings 29 years of substantial experience in the investment banking sector and in the private equity industry. Mr. Franchet was involved in numerous private equity investments in Europe, U.S. and Asia.

Mr. Franchet holds a Master of Science from Telecom Paris Tech and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dominique Gaillard

CEO of ARDIAN FRANCE, Head of Direct Funds
Chairman of the French Private equity Association, FRANCE INVEST


Dominique Gaillard is the Head of Direct Funds and Director of Ardian (previously AXA Private Equity). He was previously Managing Partner and Member of Executive Board at the firm. He leads Buyout, Expansion, Co-Investment and Growth investment activity. He is responsible for activities including small and mid-market enterprise capital, co-investment and infrastructure activities as well as the development of direct funds activities in Eastern Europe and Asia.


He joined Ardian in 1997 and he is a Chairman of France Invest. Dominique had worked at Charterhouse from 1990 to 1997, gradually progressing from the position of a Project Manager to a Director. He worked at Alcan France S.A.S. He headed a number of leveraged buyouts and fund-raising projects for expanding and/or distressed companies. He had worked at Rio Tinto France SAS.

Pierre Gattaz


Pierre Gattaz became President of BusinessEurope on 5 July 2018.  Until then, he held the Presidency of BusinessEurope’s French member federation MEDEF.

A graduate of Telecom Bretagne (l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne) and holder of a Certificate in Administrative Management from the George Washington University (USA), he was a project engineer and export project manager at Dassault Electronics from 1984 to 1989.

From 1989 to 1992, he was Managing Director at Fontaine Electronics, then Convergie (a subsidiary of the Dynaction Group). Pierre Gattaz became Managing Director at Radiall in December 1992 and has been the Chairman of the Board since January 1994.

He was President of GIXEL (Professional Association for Electronic Components Systems, Digital Identity Industries) from 1999 to 2003, and then President and founder of the FIEN (Digital and Electronic Industries) from 2002 to 2007, before being elected President of the FIEEC (Federation of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Industries – 30 industrial unions) in 2007, when he also joined the Executive Committee of MEDEF (Movement of French Enterprises). From June 2010 to July 2013, he was also President of the GFI (Group of Industrial Federations – 17 industrial federations representing 80% of French industry) and a founding member of La Fabrique (the Industry’s Think Tank).

Pierre Gattaz is Knight of the French Legion of Honour and Officer of the Order of Merit.

Jürgen Gerke



Jürgen Gerke has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management at Allianz Capital Partners since 2015. Jürgen oversees the Renewables investment business, Legal and Compliance as well as Communications.


Prior to becoming CEO, he was CFO at Allianz Worldwide Partners from 2013 to 2014, and CFO of Allianz France from 2007 to 2013. Previously Jürgen has, among others, held roles with Dresdner Bank, Euler Hermes and the European Commission.


Jürgen holds a degree in law from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and participated in executive programs at INSEAD, Harvard and IMD.

Benoist Grossman

Managing Partner


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.

Jochen Gutbrod

Executive Chairman & Partner


Dr. Jochen Gutbrod was CFO of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group from 2003 to 2009, and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board from 2007 to 2010. In addition, he was CEO of Holtzbrinck Digital from 2004 to 2010. Prior to joining Holtzbrinck, he held leadership positions at Schroder Investment Management Ltd. and Lombard Odier & Cie. He is a serial entrepreneur, co-founding (amongst others) ifund service AG, Raffay & Cie. and RI Digital Ventures. Jochen is Partner of btov and jointly with Florian Schweitzer and Luca Martinelli responsible for the Digital Tech Fund of btov.

Dana Haimoff

Managing Director

Dana Haimoff is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Private Equity Group, JPMorgan Asset Management based in London.

She began her private equity career in 1992 as an analyst at Prudential Securities in New York. Following an MBA earned from Columbia University she spent six years at Merrill Lynch’s Investment Bank’s private equity placement group in both New York and London. In 2002, Dana switched sides to become a portfolio manager with JPMorgan Asset Management, where she remains today, responsible for all aspects of private equity investing including primary, secondary and direct investments as well as client responsibility. She sits on the PEG’s Global Investment Committee, EMEA GIM Committee and has chaired JPM’s GIM’s Managing Director selection committee. She is an active WIN supporter.

Dana relishes time spent with her three cheeky young children, which recently involved hiking the Napali coast and paddle boarding on Kauai.  When not shuttling to and from football/gymnastics/ballet classes and baking six layer rainbow M&M birthday cakes, Dana supports her Hawaii school alma mater Punahou and local community causes.

Tim Hames

Director General

im started his professional career as a Lecturer in Politics at Oxford University where he obtained a doctorate and specialised in American and British Government. He became a journalist at The Times assuming the roles of Assistant Editor, chief leader writer and columnist. He regularly edited the newspaper as a whole between 2006 and 2008 as part of his duties. He has also served as Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009-2010. He is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at De Montfort University and a Fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism.

Volker Hichert

Founding Partner

Volker Hichert – managing partner of DPE – was a partner at Granville-Baird, one of the leading small-cap investors in the German market for many years, before co-founding DPE. For six years at Granville, he was responsible for investments in mechanical engineering, in the metal industry, in the consumer goods industry as well as in production and industrial services. Prior to this position, Volker Hichert held leading management positions in German SMEs for almost 9 years – as a managing partner of Yxlon International, on the Executive Board of the Hako Group as well as a member of the Executive Board at the railway carriage manufacturer Talbot. Volker launched his career at The Boston Consulting Group in Düsseldorf and Deutsche Bank AG in Hamburg. Volker Hichert earned his degree in business studies fromthe University of Münster. As Volker Hichert comments: “From entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. That was our principle right from the start at DPE. As an entrepreneur, it was always clear to me that real added value is created by growth – organic or through acquisitions – and not through debt. The secret is to turn managers into entrepreneurs, and to give them scope and time to allow their entrepreneurial energy to evolve. So that their visions can become reality. And it’s a wonderful feeling today to observe that the companies who work according to these principles in our family are extremely successful. We, our entire corporate family, their employees and our investors are passionate about medium-sized businesses.

Regina Hodits

General Partner


Regina is a Managing Partner at Wellington Partners Life Sciences WPLS and represents the WPLS funds on the Boards of Ayoxxa, Endostim, GTX Medical, Polares Medical, Themis and TRiCares. She was a founding investor in Rigontec (acquired by MSD), Sapiens (acquired by Medtronic), Middle Peak Medical (acquired by Symetis / Boston Scientific), and an external director at GlaxoSmithKline’s Respiratory TA Board. Since joining the industry in 2000, she has become an influential investor in the European venture capital industry, focusing on early-stage and growth deals in Life Sciences. She currently serves as the Spokesperson for the Board of the German PE and Venture Capital Association (BVK).



Before joining WPLS, Regina led the European life sciences efforts of Boston-based Atlas Venture. She was the founding investor in Bicycle Therapeutics, F-star, and Jenavalve, and served on several Boards, including U3 Pharma (acquired by Daiichi Sankyo), Nitec Pharma (now part of Horizon Pharma NASDAQ HZPN), Egalet (NASDAQ: EGLT), and Novamed (acquired by SciClone NASDAQ SCLN). Before, Regina worked for Apax Partners, and built her extensive network in the global healthcare industry during her tenure at McKinsey. In the 90s, Regina gained initial insights into the fast-growing biotech sector as post-doctoral researcher at the MRC Cambridge UK. Regina studied chemical engineering in Vienna and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry.

David Jeffrey

Partner, Head of Europe

Mr. Jeffrey leads StepStone’s activities in Europe and is a member of the private equity team, focusing on investments in Europe and the Middle East and co-investments. He is also involved in the Firm’s ESG and diversity initiatives, as well as various investment and management activities.

Prior to joining StepStone in 2012, Mr. Jeffrey was a managing partner at Parish Capital where he founded the firm’s European and Asian practices and oversaw the secondary and co-investment businesses. Before that he served as managing director of Bank of America’s European private equity group. Previously, Mr. Jeffrey was a managing director and head of BancBoston Capital’s European and Asian operations.

Mr. Jeffrey received an MA from Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant.


Christoph Jung

General Partner


Christoph has been at HV Holtzbrinck Ventures since its foundation in 2000. He has been responsible, among other things, for the fund’s investments in DaWanda, MyHammer and MeinAuto, in all cases from initial seed investment to successful exit. Recently, Christph played a leading role in the setup and financing of Ottonova, Germany’s first purely digital heath insurance company.


Prior to HV, Christoph worked for one of the leading strategic consultancies for four years, where he advised a number of companies in a wide variety of industries.


Prior to this, Christoph spent two years at Deutsche Bank.


Christoph studied Business Administration in Bayreuth, graduating with honors.

Tarang Katira

Principal  Fund Investment Team Europe

  • M.A. & B.A. from University of Cambridge
  • Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst
  • Chartered Financial Analyst

Sascha Klamp


As of July 1 2018, Sascha Klamp is leading caplantic as Co-CEO and Managing Director following his 20 years in London in various roles. At caplantic, his focus is on the Alternative Investment activities of the firm with an emphasis on Private Equity. Prior to joining the firm, Sascha was CEO of CITE Investments and iGen Capital in London. As Head of Alternative Investments, he advised Lord Jacob Rothschild’s family office and affiliated entities, including RIT Capital plc, the listed investment trust. Whilst at the family office he was fortunate to be able to be among the first wave of investors who invested in China and it resulted in being Day 1 investor in several local, now household firms across the region. Having travelled the region extensively, he has built a network across various institutional investors, banks and wealth management groups. Sascha held short stints at Commerzbank Securities, Deutsche Bank and Gerling Investment Trust (“Kapitalanlagegesellschaft”), all in Germany. In 2003 he completed his CAIA program and earned his Executive MBA at Cass Business School (Class of 2007), London. He completed his undergraduate studies at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. He is an alumni of London Business School’s Executive Private Equity program. Today he is a visiting lecturer at both Cass and Henley on the EMBA and MSc programs respectively.
He is married with three daughters and lives in London.

Jon Koplin

Managing Director EMEA

Jon Koplin joined Cisco Investments in 2017 and leads the EMEA team responsible for investments, joint ventures, and acquisitions.

Previous to Cisco, Jon worked as an early-stage technology investor with European family offices. Before moving into the investment arena, Jon held senior operating roles at Google and Samsung in Europe and Asia. Early in his career, Jon worked in Silicon Valley and in startups and was part of the management team of NetBeans (acquired by Sun Microsystems).

Jon earned a BS in chemical engineering and an MA in classical languages from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Ethan Levine

Managing Director

Ethan Levine is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Natural Resources for Commonfund Capital, while also contributing to the private equity and venture capital programs. Ethan originally joined Commonfund Capital as a Senior Analyst in the Commonfund Capital Rotational Program. Prior to Commonfund Capital, Ethan specialized in energy markets at Charles River Associates, an economic and litigation consulting firm in Boston, MA. At Charles River Associates, he advised power and utility clients with their damages litigation, regulatory approval and business strategy forecasting. While at business school, Ethan also worked at Rockland Capital, a private equity firm, where he conducted due diligence on potential power generation asset acquisitions and helped manage existing portfolio investments. Ethan is a member of the advisory boards of several private capital limited partnerships. He is a member and prior chairperson of the Dartmouth College Hillel Board of Overseers. Ethan received a B.A., B.E. and an M.E.M. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Thomas Liaudet


Thomas is a Partner in Campbell Lutyens’ secondary advisory team. With 17 years in the private equity and infrastructure markets, he has extensive experience advising on the secondary sale of portfolios of funds, direct interests and GP led liquidity transactions – representative clients include: 3i Plc, ADIC, Ardian, BAe, CNP, Draper Esprit, GE, Goldman Sachs, Hermes, Länsförsäkringar, Natixis, Nordea and Och-Ziff. He joined Campbell Lutyens in 2007 after focusing on the secondary private equity and energy markets at the Parkmead Group. Previously, Thomas worked at UBS AG as an Associate Director in the bank’s captive Private Equity Fund focusing on North-America and Europe, and as an investment analyst at Kennet Partners, a growth equity fund. He began his career working for the Government in the aerospace & defence sector.

A French citizen, Thomas holds a BS from the University of Paris Dauphine and received his Masters from HEC Lausanne.

Vivian Liu


Vivian Liu is a Director in the Alternative Investment Team at Barings, a global multi-asset manager with AUM of over $300B (as of 6/30/18). Vivian is based in London and supports the Funds & Co-Investments with responsibilities for originating and underwriting funds and co-investments in EMEA and Asia Pacific across buyout, growth/ venture as well as real assets strategies.  Prior to joining the firm in 2016, she was with M&G Investments where she was responsible for private equity fund investments in Europe and Asia.  Prior to that, she was an equity analyst covering macroeconomy in China International Capital Corporation (“CICC”) from 2007 to 2010.  Vivian holds a M.B.A. from London Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Peking University.

Cari Lodge

Managing Director

Cari Lodge is Head of Secondaries and a member of the Investment Committee. Her responsibilities include oversight of due diligence, underwriting, manager selection and investment management for the firm’s private capital Primary, Secondary, Co-Investment and Distressed Capital programs. Prior to joining Commonfund Capital, Cari was at Tulane University’s Investment Management Office where she was responsible for overseeing the private equity and private real assets investments for the $1 billion endowment. Prior to Tulane, she was at Credit Suisse Strategic Partners, Credit Suisse’s dedicated secondary private equity fund with over $11 billion in commitments and interests in over 1,300 funds. Cari was a member of the investment committee, co-managed the $750 million aged primary program, and closed over 115 secondary transactions and co-investments for over $1.25 billion in total capital obligation. She worked with the team for twelve years since its founding in 2000, having started with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (which merged with Credit Suisse in 2000) as an Associate in Investment Banking. Cari is presently a member of the advisory board of several private capital limited partnerships. Cari is also a member of the Investment Committee of her alma mater, The Hotchkiss School. She received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in both Economics and Government and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Olivier Millet

Chairman of the Executive Board of Eurazeo PME Member of the Eurazeo Executive Committee


Chairman of the Eurazeo PME Executive Board since 2005, Olivier Millet has also been Chairman of France Invest(ex AFIC – the French Private Equity Association) since May 2016.


He was also Vice-Chairman of AFIC (2014-2016) and Chairman of AFIC’s ESG Commission from 2009 to 2015. Olivier Millet began his career as an entrepreneur in 1986 by creating Capital Finance. He then joined 3i (from 1990 to 1994), before moving to Barclays Private Equity France, where he contributed to the development and success of this pan- European fund for 11 years.


In 2005, Olivier Millet became Chairman of the Executive Board of OFI Private Equity, an investment company floated on the stock market in 2007. In 2011, OFI Private Equity became Eurazeo PME and it is now a Eurazeo group subsidiary.


Since march 2018, Olivier is also Member of Eurazeo Executive Board.

Neil Macdougal

Managing Partner

Neil joined Silverfleet Capital in 1989, became Managing Partner in 2004 and led the buyout of the firm from Prudential plc in 2007. Neil heads a team of partners and staff who are located in London, Munich, Paris and Stockholm.

Having led some of Silverfleet Capital’s most successful investments including Finnish Chemicalsand Sterigenics, Neil currently chairs the Silverfleet Capital Investment Committee.

Neil is Chairman of the BVCA UK & European Capital Committee, and with more than 25 years experience of investing in the European mid-market, his views and opinions are frequently sought by the media and industry alike.

Prior to joining Silverfleet Capital, Neil was a management consultant at Bain & Co, whom he joined having read Natural Sciences and Computer Science at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University.

Agnes Nahum

Managing 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

Olav Ostin

Managing Partner

Olav is Managing Partner of TempoCap and has been active in the venture capital industry for the past 17 years. In 2006, Olav co-founded TempoCap which joined the Draper Venture Network in 2012. Since its formation, TempoCap has acquired 10 portfolios of assets and closed multiple single assets transactions.

Between 2000 and 2004, Olav was a Managing Director of venture capital firm ETF Group and previously spent 6 years in investment banking at Enskilda Securities. Olav was educated at EM Lyon, France.

Patrick Pace

Managing Director


Patrick Pace has been on the Board of Directors for Nanospectra since April 2010.


His background includes almost 10 years of financial experience in healthcare. He currently serves as a Managing Director for Citadel Securities.


Previously, he invested in healthcare for AIG Investments and covered the medical device sector as a Senior Analyst for UBS.


He holds an MD from The University of Texas Medical School – Houston and a BA (Honors in Psychology) from Vanderbilt University.

Antoine Papiernik

Managing Partner

Antoine Papiernik is a 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, NovusPharma (then sold to CTI), Movetis (then sold to Shire), Mainstay, Pixium Vision and Stentys, which went public respectively on the Zürich stock exchange, the NASDAQ, the Stockholm stock exchange, 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 MD Start, Shockwave Medical, Reflexion Medical, Gecko Biomedical, SafeHeal, Rgenix and Corwave. Antoine has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. In 2012 and 2011, Antoine was selected by Forbes for its “Midas List” of the world’s top venture capital investors. Antoine is one of the only Europeans on the list, and one of the few life science investors as well.

Jean-Marc Patouillaud

Managing Partner


Jean-Marc is a co-managing partner of Partech, also responsible for the early stage fund. He joined in 1996.


Prior to joining Partech, Jean-Marc was a partner at Finovelec, a Paris based venture capital firm and managed Genèse Investissements, the first French seed capital fund. He started his career as an engineer with Cegelec and worked in the Nuclear Power Plant division.


Jean-Marc currently serves on the board of Alltricks, DayUse, Happytal, Novasparks, Sensee, Sigfox and Privitar.


He has a long track record of successful exits including IPOs with Lannet (GIAN), RadVision (RVSN), ALLOT (ALLT), Buongiorno (BGN.MI), and Alvarion (ALVR) and trade sales with Fluxus (acq. by British Telecom), Digitick (acq. by Vivendi), ISDNet (acq. by Cable and Wireless), Jungo (acq. by NTS), Jobpartners (acq. by ORCL), Apogee (acq. by Colt), LaFourchette (acq by TRIP) and Teads (acquired by Altice).


He earned an MBA from HEC and an MS in Engineering from SUPELEC both in Paris. Married, with three children, Jean-Marc lives in Versailles. He has sailed on most of the oceans, is a Commander of the French navy and has climbed numerous peaks in the Andes, the Cascade Mountains, the Tetons, and the Alps. He is also an avid cave explorer and flies every week over the Vallee de Chevreuse.

Michael Phillips

Investment Partner

Michael is an Investment Partner and a Member of the Board of Managers of Castik Capital S.à r.l.Prior to Castik, Michael was an Equity Partner at Apax Partners for 22 years, where he was: a member of the global Executive Committee; member of the Investment and Exit Committees; and global co-head of Financial & Business Services. During his leadership tenure, funds under management increased from <€1bn to over €30bnBefore Apax, Michael was general manager of an operations subsidiary of OTTO Holding in Cologne, and spent four years at Ciba-Geigy Canada, as an engineer in their Plastics Additives division. Michael holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University, Canada and an MBA from INSEAD, France

Juan Luis Ramirez

Founding Partner, Chairman of the Spanish Private Equity Association (ASCRI)


Es Presidente de Laulagun Bearings y miembro del Consejo de Administración de Iberconsa, Vitalia, The Ice Cream Factory y Grupo Uno CTC. También es vicepresidente de la Asociación Española del Capital Riesgo (ASCRI).


Fue socio de Ibersuizas desde el año 2000. Con anterioridad trabajó en EBN Banco, como director de inversiones, y en Procter & Gamble.


Licenciado en Administración de Empresas por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas en Madrid (ICADE).

Matthias Reicherter

Partner and CIO

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.

Joana Rocha Scaff

Head of PE Europe


Joana Rocha Scaff is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Head of Europe Private Equity and a member of the Co-Investment and Private Investment Portfolios Investment Committees. Previously, Ms. Scaff worked in investment banking covering primarily the telecommunications, media and information services sectors. Ms. Scaff worked in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, and prior to that at Citigroup Global Markets and Espirito Santo Investment. She advised on corporate transactions including M&A, financial restructurings and public equity and debt offerings in the United States, Europe and Brazil. Ms. Scaff received her MBA from Columbia Business School and her BA in Business Management and Administration from the Universidade Catolica of Lisbon. Ms. Scaff is a member of the LP Committee of the BVCA – British Private Equity Association. Ms. Scaff is a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of multiple European buyout funds.

Philippe Roesch

Managing Partner

Mr. Roesch has built up a 23 years successful international funds and direct investments track record on behalf of blue chip investors. As a founding Managing Partner of RIAM, he advises reputable family offices and institutional investors on their private equity portfolio allocation, the selection of funds and direct investments as well as on the purchase of funds commitments in the secondary market.

Before founding RIAM, he was Head of Private Equity Europe and Managing Director with Auda and built up the firm’s private equity investment activities in Europe, raised and invested their first European fund-of-funds and advised various managed accounts, including the founding family. During his tenure, he invested in numerous private equity funds on a primary and secondary basis and represented investors on the advisory boards of a number of top private equity funds. Before that, he was Head of Private Equity with Auda’s parent company Harald Quandt Holding and contributed to structuring and building up the family’s private equity fund portfolio in Asia (later renamed Auda Asia I) following which he was member of Auda’s Asian investment committee.

He performed his first fund investments in the mid-1990s as one of the first fund-of-funds managers in Germany, as a senior investment manager with Deutsche Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, at the time Deutsche Bank AG’s private equity captive.

He was responsible for the build-out of a significant global fund-of-funds and co-investments programme successively in Asia, the US and Western Europe in cooperation with the strategic partners HSBC Development Capital in Asia, Morgan Grenfell Development Capital and UIAG in Europe and Harvest Partners in the USA.

Mr. Roesch gained early direct investment experience as an M&A advisor with BHF-Bank AG at the beginning of the 1990s and later with the strategic investor Deutsche Bahn AG Holding, where he was primarily engaged in M&A and joint venture projects in Europe, and as a principal with the investment firm Triton, where he focused on buyout opportunities in the German-speaking countries.

Mr. Roesch holds degrees from French Grandes Ecoles (HEC, Sciences Po) and leading universities. He studied international economics and business management, specialising in corporate strategy and banking and finance.

He is fluent in English, French and German.

Mr. Roesch is an active and appreciated member of the private equity community and participates as speaker, moderator or panelist to panel discussions at leading international private equity, family offices and institutional investors’ conferences.

Holger Rossbach

Senior Investment Director

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.

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Angelika Schoechlin

Senior Partner

Angelika joined Antin in 2010 and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Angelika holds boards seats for Fund II companies Amedes and Inicea, and held a board seat in Fund I’s investment in Westerleigh.

Before joining Antin, she worked for Goldman Sachs and Terra Firma.

She has experience in both principal investment and mergers and acquisitions.

Joe Schorge

Founder & Managing Partner


Joe has 20 years’ experience working as an LP, GP and technology operations executive. Prior to Isomer he was MD for Business Development 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, most notably 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.

Markus Solibieda

Managing Director


Markus Solibieda has been the Managing Director of BASF Venture Capital GmbH since November 2016.

Before joining BASF, he was a Partner at Mandarin Capital Partners and Head of the company’s Frankfurt office. Prior to this, he co-founded Baigo Capital, a growth capital fund focused on the healthcare industry. Markus Solibieda started his professional career in the Venture Capital team of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and subsequently worked for Advent International and 3i in Frankfurt and London. From 1999 to 2002, he was CFO of ACG, a public company providing smart cards, RFID technology and semiconductor components. He studied Business Administration at the European Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany, as well as in Dijon, France and Phoenix, USA.

Helen Steers

Partner and Head of European Primary Investment


Helen is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Helen worked for Russell Investments, where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe. Helen holds a BA and a MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Helen is also Chair of the BVCA for 2017 – 2018.

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Jim Strang

Managing Director, Head of EMEA

  • Ph.D. & B.Com from University of Edinburgh
  • Master’s degree from University of Cambridge

Eli Talmor

Head of the Institute of Private Equity


Founder of Private Equity at LBS, Professor Eli Talmor is co-author of International Private Equity, broadly considered to be the reference book on the private equity industry. He is frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches to business executives worldwide, testified at the UK Parliament on private equity and advised the UK Prime Minister’s Office.

He served on the London Business School Board of Governors and the advisory board of the African Venture Capital Association. He also practices venture capital and is a serial cornerstone investor with multiple exits.

Before joining the London Business School, he was on the finance faculty at the University of California (UCLA and Irvine), Tel Aviv University and the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

Frans Tieleman

Managing Partner


Frans Tieleman is Executive Committee member of Eurazeo since 2008. He leads deals and coordinates deal flow across the three private equity teams of Eurazeo and manages Eurazeo’s fund team. His track record includes twelve investments for more than €1.5bn in equity in France, Italy and Spain, including in recent years Neovia (previously InVivo NSA), Asmodee, Desigual, Eurazeo PME (previously OFI PEC) and Moncler.

Thierry Timsit

CEO & Managing Partner

Thierry Timsit co-founded Astorg in 1998. He is a member of the Investment team and is also in charge of the Investor Relations team.


Prior to this, Thierry spent 4 years with the private equity team at Suez. He began his career in 1989 at Banque Indosuez where he held several positions in London and Paris, particularly in the project finance division.

Thierry graduated from ESCP Europe.

Nino Tronchetti Provera

Managing Partner & Founder


Nino Tronchetti Provera is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ambienta, a leading European private equity firm focused on environmental growth investments in industrial SMEs. Earlier in his career, Nino was a consultant at MCKinsey & Co where he established the environmental business within practice. In 1997 Nino founded Cam Tecnologie to develop clean technologies and products. From 2002 to 2007, Nino worked within the Telecom Italia group, first as CEO of Finsiel, and subsequently as General Manager of Olivetti.

Nino is a Board Member of AIFI and part of the Mid Market Council within EVCA. Nino holds a degree (cum laude) in Business Administration from Luiss University, Rome, and an MBA from INSEAD Business School

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