Gouvernance

  • Board of Directors

    • Adrien
      de Boisanger

      Director

      Biographie

      Adrien de Boisanger is the Chairman of Quilvest S.A. and a director of Quilvest & Partners S.A. He is the co-founder of 360 Advisory LLP, an FCA regulated buy-side advisory firm, specialising in unlisted equity transactions.

      Prior to 360 Advisory, Adrien spent over 15 years working in various Investment Banking divisions of leading Financial Institutions (RBS, Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas), in Madrid, Paris and London.

      During the course of his career, Adrien has advised Financial Institutions and Corporate clients in structuring highly complex financial engineering structures, working in both Fixed Income and Equity divisions.

      His managerial responsibilities ranged from origination and structuring, to the execution of cross-border financial transactions.

       

      Adrien acted as Guest Teacher in Finance at the London School of Economics, where he received an award for “outstanding contribution to teaching” in 2014.

      Adrien currently sits on the Board of Directors of Quilvest SA, Quilvest Wealth Management, Quilvest and Partners. He is a member of the supervisory board of Quilvest Banque Privée, and of the board of International Advisory Services, the Bemberg family council. He holds various business directorships, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Ecole Jeannine Manuel UK.

      Adrien graduated from Paris II University (MA Company and Tax Law), and holds two post-graduate degrees from University College London (LLM), and the London School of Economics (Finance).

      Adrien de Boisanger lives in London.

    • Robin
      Filmer-Wilson

      Director

      Biographie

      Robin Filmer-Wilson was appointed director of the Company on June 10th, 2016. His term of office expires in the year 2022. Mr. Robin Filmer-Wilson is a founding shareholder of LABCO SAS, Europe’s largest diagnostic group, which he developed from EUR 25m in turnover to EUR 650m in turnover between 2004 to 2015, when the group was eventually sold to Cinven.

      Robin is an experienced private equity professional with a global career beginning in 1998 at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York followed by Baring Private Equity, TCR Capital and most recently, ArchiMed SAS, Europe’s leading independent healthcare private equity group where he is a Managing Partner. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Hera Capital, a SE Asian private equity group and a Director of Menalabs Cerba, a Middle Eastern diagnostic group. Robin holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and an MBA from INSEAD.

    • Alexis
      Meffre

      Executive Chairman

      Paris

      Biographie

      Alexis joined Quilvest Private Equity in 2018. He is the Executive Chairman.

      Alexis has over 20 years of private equity and finance experience across Europe, the USA and the MEA.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Alexis was a Director at ACG Capital (ex Groupama Private Equity): co-manager of the investment team and member of the investment committee. He was leading private equity fund Investments in primary and secondary opportunities, buy-out, venture capital / growth equity, debt funds / mezzanine, infrastructure and special situations. He was also actively involved in client relationship, fundraising and new products development.

      From 2003 to 2007, Alexis co-founded the Private Equity team at Proparco (a French Development Financial Institution) where he founded the Private Equity team, focusing on Emerging markets (direct investments, private equity fund investments and co-investments).

      He started his career as financial analyst in Sydney with BNP PARIBAS Equities Australia and then joined GOLDMAN SACHS Global Investment Research focusing on EMEA markets in London.

      Alexis sits on the Bemberg Family Council, as well as the Boards of Quilvest SA and Quilvest Wealth Management.

      Alexis is a graduate from HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and IEP Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). He is married with four children

    • Ana
      Sainz De Vicuña

      Director

      Biographie

      Ana Sainz de Vicuña is a director of Quilvest & Partners.

      From 1984 to 2003 she worked for Merrill Lynch in Spain both in the Private Banking and Investment Banking units holding a number of different managerial positions.

      Since 2004 she has been a board member of Corporación Financiera Guadalmar, a diversified Family Office with assets in Spain and Latin America (mainly Argentina and Chile). She supervises the Financial Investments Committee as well as the investments in hospitality in Chile.

      Ana is also member of the board of Grupo Security in Chile since 2009. Grupo Security is a Holding Company owning a Bank, an Insurance Company, an Asset Manager and a Services Company. It is listed in the Santiago de Chile Stock Exchange.

      In May 2014 she joined the Board of Inmobiliaria Colonial S.A a listed holding Company who owns Real Estate in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris. She is Chairman of the Audit committee.

      In June 2015 she joined the Board of Acciona S.A, a leading firm in Infrastructure, Renewable Energies and water services. She was also asked to join the Audit Committee. Acciona is also listed in the Madrid Stock Exchange.

      In February 2017 she joined the Board of Prosegur Cash, listed in the Madrid Stock Exchange. Its main activity is Cash Transportation in Europe, Asia and South America. She is a Member of the Appointments and Remunerations Committee.

      Ana holds a BSC Honours Degree in Agricultural Economics from Reading University. She also completed the 77th session of the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 2002.

    • Gonzalo
      Tanoira

      Director

      Biographie

      Gonzalo Tanoira was appointed director of the Company on June 10th, 2016. His term of office expires in the year 2022. Mr. Tanoira lives in Buenos Aires and is a Director of several Argentine companies. He is the president of the Board of Directors of SA San Miguel, the largest citrus producer of the southern hemisphere, with operations in Argentina, Uruguay and South Africa.

      He is also Finance Director of Patagonia Gold, a mining company traded on the LSE with operations in the South of Argentina. He is director of Central Puerto, one of the largest energy generation companies in Argentina and of Grupo Peñaflor, a wine company.

      He has recently been appointed by the new Argentine government as director in its national airliner, Aerolineas Argentinas.

      In the past, Mr. Tanoira has worked in investment banking in New York as an analyst for Bear Stearns & Co, and in consulting as an Associate for Booz Allen & Hamilton in its offices in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Santiago de Chile.

      He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Belgrano University (Buenos Aires) and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

      He is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and part of the business council of ESE, at the University of Los Andes (Chile)

  • Executive Committee

    • Benton
      Cummings

      Partner, Investment Committee Member, Executive Committee Member, Co-Head of Private Debt

      New York

      Biographie

      Benton is a Partner of Quilvest Private Equity and is based in New York. Benton is responsible for credit focused products at Quilvest and has over 20 years of private equity experience. He is a member of  the Executive Committee and registered officer of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer).

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2012, Benton was a Managing Director at Prospect Capital, a New York based Business Development Company (BDC) with approximately $2 billion in assets. While at Prospect, Benton was a member of Investment Committee and was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and closing senior debt, junior debt, and equity investments.

      Before joining Prospect, Benton was a Managing Director at Allied Capital, a leading BDC with over $4 billion in assets. Benton led Allied’s private finance group in New York with responsibility for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and executing investments.

      Prior to Allied Capital, Benton was an Associate with Morgan Stanley in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group where he focused on M&A and public equity and debt offerings.

      Benton earned a BA in history from Dartmouth College and an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Benton is married with three children.

    • Jean-Benoit
      Lachaise

      Chief Financial Officer

      Luxembourg

      Biographie

      Jean-Benoît Lachaise is the Chief Financial Officer of Quilvest and heads in Luxembourg all group central activities. He is member of the Executive Committee.

      He is also the Managing director of Quilvest Luxembourg Services, a FSP regulated with the CSSF providing administrative services to the Quilvest private equity business line as well as third party clients.

      Prior to joining Quilvest in 2004, Jean-Benoît was CFO and Risk Manager of Credit Lyonnais Luxembourg (Euro 4 billion AUM). He became member of the Bank’s Executive Committee in 1999.

      He joined Credit Lyonnais Luxembourg in 1997 as Head of Internal Audit. Earlier, he was Internal Auditor at Credit Suisse Luxembourg from 1994 to 1997.

      Prior to his banking career, Jean-Benoît worked for two years as a Financial Controller for an automotive industrial company (Guardian Industries).

      He started his career with audit firms, first with Arthur Andersen and then with Coopers & Lybrand. Jean-Benoît is a graduate of ESC Bordeaux.

    • Alexis
      Meffre

      Executive Chairman

      Paris

      Biographie

      Alexis joined Quilvest Private Equity in 2018. He is the Executive Chairman.

      Alexis has over 20 years of private equity and finance experience across Europe, the USA and the MEA.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Alexis was a Director at ACG Capital (ex Groupama Private Equity): co-manager of the investment team and member of the investment committee. He was leading private equity fund Investments in primary and secondary opportunities, buy-out, venture capital / growth equity, debt funds / mezzanine, infrastructure and special situations. He was also actively involved in client relationship, fundraising and new products development.

      From 2003 to 2007, Alexis co-founded the Private Equity team at Proparco (a French Development Financial Institution) where he founded the Private Equity team, focusing on Emerging markets (direct investments, private equity fund investments and co-investments).

      He started his career as financial analyst in Sydney with BNP PARIBAS Equities Australia and then joined GOLDMAN SACHS Global Investment Research focusing on EMEA markets in London.

      Alexis sits on the Bemberg Family Council, as well as the Boards of Quilvest SA and Quilvest Wealth Management.

      Alexis is a graduate from HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and IEP Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). He is married with four children

    • Maninder
      Saluja

      Partner, Investment Committee Member, Executive Committee Member, Co-Head of PE Funds & Co-Investments

      Hong Kong

      Biographie

      Mani is a Partner at Quilvest Private Equity and Head of Funds & Co-Investments globally. He joined Quilvest in New York in 2005 and opened Quilvest’s Hong Kong office in 2010, where he is currently based. He is a member of the Executive Committee.

      While at Quilvest, Mani developed the Asia and emerging market private equity programs and currently oversees Fund & Co-Investments globally, with a particular focus on Asia and the United States. Mani initially joined Quilvest in NY as a member of the direct investment team focused on lead and co-investments primarily in the United States.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Mani worked at Alvarez & Marsal, a prominent crisis management and restructuring advisory firm, where he worked with creditors

      and distressed companies in various operational and financial turnaround situations.

      Prior to A&M, Mani worked as the Director of Finance and Strategic Planning for a data center and data communications provider in the Northeastern United States.  Mani started his career in the Media & Communications and International investment banking practices of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, both in New York and Hong Kong.

      Mani received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Michigan. He is an advisory board member or board observer on a number of Quilvest’s funds and co-investments.  In addition, Mani is on the board of EMPEA, the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.  He is married with three children.

    • Emile
      Zakhia

      Partner, Executive Committee Member, Head of Business Development

      Paris

      Biographie

      Emile is a Partner, he is in charge of Business Development and Consulting globally. He is a member of  the Executive Committee.

      Prior to joining Quilvest, Emile was the CEO of AXA Group Solutions, the subsidiary in charge of processes and IT convergence globally (750 professionals serving 25 AXA entities in 16 countries).

      From 1994 to 2008, Emile was with Accenture, where he lead numerous strategy and organization assignments for some of Europe’s leading Banks and Insurance Companies.

      He was promoted to Partner in 2004, and was appointed Managing Director of the French Insurance Practice in 2007.

      Emile sits on several Family and business Boards.

      Emile is a graduate of IEP Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). He is married with three children.