Invest Europe's Chair is chosen amongst Platform Council members and elected on an annual basis by the Invest Europe Board of Directors. The Chair takes ultimate responsibility for delivering the Association’s services and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer to represent members and promote their interests in Europe. The Chair is also a spokesperson for the Association and the industry worldwide.
Thierry Baudon established Mid Europa Partners in 1998 and for two decades oversaw its development into one of the leading private equity firms in Central Europe. During that time, Mid Europa raised €5 billion of capital to invest into businesses across the region. Prior to founding Mid Europa, Thierry held senior positions at leading global finance bodies, including the World Bank and the EBRD. He is Vice-Chair of the Mid-Market Platform and Chair of Invest Europe for 2019/20.
Invest Europe is managed by a Board of Directors, elected at the Invest Europe Ordinary General Meeting (OGM).
The Board of Directors is comprised of:
The Board of Directors manages all Invest Europe's activities and takes the lead on industry issues. It also assesses Platform action plans and reviews the allocation of resources by the Association. In addition, the Board oversees Invest Europe’s financial and operational performance, as well as its long-term strategy.
Anne Fossemalle (Vice-Chair)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Ekaterina Smirnyagina (Vice-Chair)
Capricorn Venture Partners
IQ Capital Partners
Riverside Europe Partners
Max Römer (Treasurer)
Rory Macmillan (Vice-Chair)
The Carlyle Group
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