Partner & Chairman
Founding Partner and Chairman of Ambrosia Investments, a Founding Partner and Chairman of EightStone Private Limited and EightStone Family Office, Member of the Board of Cofco International Limited, Director of Itsu Limited, and Member of the Executive Board of the MIT Business School (Sloan). Served as the Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Company from 2005 to mid 2013 and as Executive Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings B.V. from Oct 2013 to Oct 2015. Previously, co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer at LD Com (Neuf Cegetel). Also served as a Member of the office of the Chief Financial Officer of the Louis Dreyfus Group and Chief Financial Officer of the Agricultural Commodity Trading Business. From 1992 to 1998, served at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. Holds an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at the MIT and an M.S. degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Paris.
Former Head of Group Corporate Finance and Europe & Black Sea CFO of Louis Dreyfus Company (“LDC”) and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of publicly listed Biosev SA. Began his career with the Louis Dreyfus Group in 2000. Between 2000 and 2005, worked in various capacities related to business and corporate development in the telecom industry at LDCom/Neuf Cegetel. In 2005, began working in the Office of the CEO of the Louis Dreyfus Group, later being appointed as Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and subsequently Head of Group Corporate Finance & Strategy of LDC. Graduate from the French business school ESSEC.
Brings over 7 years of experience investing in the food, beverage and ingredients sectors, with a broad exposure to both upstream and downstream businesses, as well as early and late stage investing. Former Principal at Beechwood Capital, managing diligence of new investment opportunities, structuring transactions and working with portfolio companies. Deep background in private equity investing and investment banking, having previously worked at Arlon Capital Partners, as well as Moelis & Company and JP Morgan. B.S. in Finance from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
COO / CFO
Brings over 12 years of expertise as a CFO in the Private Equity industry. Former Chief Financial, Risk and Compliance Officer at Amethis (Rothschild), previously worked for Activa Capital, CM-CIC LBO Partners, ACTEM Partners (Natixis). Has over 7 years of experience in Transaction Services and in Audit at Constantin Associés (Deloitte). Graduate from ESGF Paris.
Brings over 6 years of experience in the private equity industry. Former associate at Amethis, an Africa-focused investment fund. Prior experiences in strategy consulting and venture capital. Master degree in Finance from Audencia Business School and B.A. of law degree.