Invest Europe chair and board

Invest Europe Chair

Nenad Marovac, DN CapitalNenad Marovac

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 spokesman for the Association and the industry worldwide.

More about Nenad Marovac

Nenad Marovac is the Founder and Managing Partner of leading VC firm DN Capital, overseeing its global operations. With over 25 years of venture capital and private equity experience, Nenad focuses on investments in the technology and media sectors. DN Capital’s investments include British music recognition service Shazam, which set to be acquired by Apple in December, and Germany’s leading used-car online marketplace, Auto1, which operates in 30 countries and is valued €2.9 billion.

Prior to DN Capital, Nenad was a Partner at global private equity firm Advent International, based in London, where he focused on TMT investments. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

In 2016, Nenad won Investor of the Year at the Investor Allstars Awards in London, as well as Best Venture Fund of the Year at the Private Equity Exchange Awards in Paris.

Nenad has been a long-standing contributor to Invest Europe’s profile raising work for European VC, with previous roles on the association’s Board of Directors and as Chair of the VC Council. Nenad Marovac is Invest Europe’s Chair for the period 2018/19.


The Board of Directors

Invest Europe is managed by a Board of Directors, elected on an annual basis at the Invest Europe Ordinary General Meeting ("OGM").

The Board of Directors is comprised of: 

  • Up to three members from each Invest Europe Platform Council
  • Invest Europe Chair
  • Invest Europe Chair-Elect
  • Invest Europe Past-Chair (guest) 

The Board of Directors manages all Invest Europe's activities, including taking the lead on industry issues. It also assesses Platform action plans and reviews the allocation of resources by the Secretariat. In addition, the Board oversees Invest Europe’s financial and operational performance, as well as the long-term strategy.

Chair 2018-2019

Nenad Marovac, DN Capital

Limited Partners Platform Council

Anne Fossemalle, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Elias Korosis, Hermes GPE
Christina Pamberg, Alcyon Holding SA

Venture Capital Platform Council

Ekatarina Smirnyagina, Capricorn Ventures Partners - Vice-Chair
Jean Bourcereau, Ventech
Nenad Marovac, DN Capital 

Mid-market Platform Council

Thierry Baudon, Mid Europa Partners - Vice-Chair & Chair-Elect
Max Römer, Quadriga Capital 
Fabien Prévost, Omnes Capital

Large Buyout Platform Council - Members of European Private Equity Roundtable (EPER)

Rory Macmillan, The Carlyle Group - Vice-Chair 
Geoffrey Bailhache, Blackstone
Vanessa Maydon, Cinven

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