IK Investment Partners

Christopher Masek

Christopher Masek

Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Investment Committee. Mr Masek joined the firm in 2000. From 1990 to 2000 he worked as a founding partner for KPMG Corporate Finance in Paris. Mr Masek graduated in 1987 from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and also holds a degree in Law from Paris University and an MA in International Economics from Yale University. 

Nationality
French
Title
Chief Executive Officer
Based in
London
Björn Savén

Björn Savén

Chairman and Chief Executive since the start in 1989 until 2008 when he became Executive Chairman, followed by Non-Executive Chairman in 2012. Previous work experience includes 12 years in various managerial positions within the Esselte Group in Sweden, the UK and the US. Mr Savén holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree from Stockholm School of Economics. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Non-Executive Chairman
Based in
London
Detlef Dinsel

Detlef Dinsel

Chief Investment Officer, Head of the Investment Committee, and Head of the DACH team. Before joining the firm in 1996, Mr Dinsel worked as a manager for Bain & Company and as Managing Director of the Schmidlin division of Hilti AG, Liechtenstein. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. 

Nationality
German
Title
Chief Investment Officer
Based in
Hamburg
Christoffer Zilliacus

Christoffer Zilliacus

Before joining IK in 2006, Mr Zilliacus worked as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in Helsinki. Mr Zilliacus has a MSc (Econ.) degree with a Major in finance from the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, and is a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst (CEFA).

Nationality
Finnish
Title
Director
Based in
Stockholm
Dan Soudry

Dan Soudry

Chief Operating Officer and Head of the French team. Mr Soudry joined the firm in 2003, prior to which he worked respectively for ABN AMRO Capital, KPMG Corporate Finance and Paribas in Paris. Mr Soudry graduated from l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in 1993, having majored in Law, Tax and Finance. Additionally, he earned a postgraduate degree (DESS) in Law from Paris Sorbonne in 1994. 

Nationality
French
Title
Chief Operating Officer
Based in
Paris
Mads Ryum Larsen

Mads Ryum Larsen

Head of Investor Relations. Mr Ryum Larsen previously worked for two investment boutiques in Denmark before joining the firm in 1990. Mr Ryum Larsen holds an MSc in Finance and International Economics from Copenhagen Business School. 

Nationality
Danish
Title
Partner
Based in
London
Michael Raldow

Michael Raldow

Before joining the firm in 2016, Mr Raldow worked at Solix in Copenhagen and at Ares Management in Stockholm.  He holds a MSc in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Director
Based in
Stockholm
Carl Jakobsson

Carl Jakobsson

Mr Jakobsson joined IK in 2013, prior to which he worked within the Corporate Finance department of SEB Enskilda in Stockholm. He holds a MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate Director
Based in
Stockholm
Fredrik Alvesson

Fredrik Alvesson

Mr Alvesson joined IK in 2014, prior to which he worked at Barclay’s Investment Banking Division in London. He holds a BSc in Finance from Lund University and has completed Master studies in Finance & Strategic Management at Copenhagen Business School.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate
Based in
Stockholm
Remko Hilhorst

Remko Hilhorst

Head of the Benelux team. Mr Hilhorst joined the firm in 2001, prior to which he worked at HAL Investments in Rotterdam. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. 

Nationality
Dutch
Title
Partner
Based in
London
Rémi Buttiaux

Rémi Buttiaux

Mr Buttiaux joined IK in 2001. From 1999 to 2001 he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in London, after spending one year at Paribas Affaires Industrielles (PAI) in Paris. Mr Buttiaux graduated in 1999 from l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris majoring in Finance. 

Nationality
French
Title
Partner
Based in
Paris
Alireza Etemad

Alireza Etemad

Mr Etemad joined the firm in 2015. He previously worked at SEB Corporate Finance and Booz Allen Hamilton in Stockholm as well as Credit Suisse First Boston in London. He studied engineering at Linköping Institute of Technology and also holds a degree in Management from Institut National des Télécommunications in Paris.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Partner
Based in
Stockholm
Thomas Klitbo

Thomas Klitbo

Mr Klitbo joined the firm in 2007 after having worked as an Associate Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Copenhagen. He holds an MSc in Economics from the School of Economics and Management at The University of Aarhus, Denmark. 

Nationality
Danish
Title
Partner
Based in
London
Kristian Carlsson Kemppinen

Kristian Carlsson Kemppinen

Mr Carlsson Kemppinen joined the firm in 2001, prior to which he worked in corporate finance for Mandatum & Co in Helsinki. He holds an MSc with a Major in Finance from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.

Nationality
Finnish / Swedish
Title
Partner
Based in
Stockholm
Anders Petersson

Anders Petersson

Before joining the firm in 2002, Mr Petersson worked in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan in London. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Uppsala. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Partner
Based in
Hamburg
Pierre Gallix

Pierre Gallix

Mr Gallix joined IK 2014, with 20 years of experience of the Small Cap segment. Prior to IK, Mr Gallix worked at Ergon Capital Advisors as a Managing Director and Partner. He holds a MBA from the Wharton School in Philadelphia.

Nationality
French
Title
Partner
Based in
Paris
Johan Van de Steen

Johan Van de Steen

Mr Van de Steen joined IK in 2017. He began his career at Siemens before joining McKinsey & Company, then was a founding partner at KKR Capstone.  Mr Van de Steen holds a MBa. in Business Administration from INSEAD in France and an MSc. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Leuven.

Nationality
Belgian
Title
Operating Partner
Based in
Amsterdam
James Yates

James Yates

Mr Yates joined the firm in 2002. From 1997 to 2002, he worked for Arthur Andersen, prior to which he was employed at Moores Rowland International. Mr Yates qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Nationality
British
Title
Partner
Based in
London
Norman Bremer

Norman Bremer

Before joining the firm in 2014, Mr Bremer worked at Vitruvian Partners and in the M&A and leveraged finance group at J.P. Morgan in London. He holds a MSc in Business Economics and Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.

Nationality
Dutch
Title
Director
Based in
Amsterdam
Frances Houweling

Frances Houweling

Ms Houweling joined IK in 2013, prior to which she worked at J.P. Morgan in the Fixed Income and Investment Banking divisions in London. She holds a MSc in Finance from the University of Groningen.

Nationality
Dutch
Title
Associate Director
Based in
London
Frederik Jacobs

Frederik Jacobs

Mr Jacobs joined IK in 2014, prior to which he worked at Deutsche Bank's Investment Banking Division in Amsterdam. He holds a MSc in Business Engineering from the University of Leuven. 
Nationality
Belgian
Title
Associate
Based in
Amsterdam
Andreas Andersson

Andreas Andersson

Mr Andersson joined the firm in 2014. Prior to IK, he worked for KPMG Advisory in Stockholm in the Management Consulting and Transaction Services departments. Mr Andersson holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University in Gothenburg. 
Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate Director Strategy, Operations & Business Control
Based in
Stockholm
Sara Wedin

Sara Wedin

Before joining the firm in 2017, Ms Wedin worked at Arkwright in Stockholm. She holds a BSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate
Based in
Stockholm
Steffen Melgaard

Steffen Melgaard

Mr Melgaard joined the firm in 2016, prior to which he worked at C5 Capital in London, at EQT Partners and at Bain & Company. He holds a MSc in Business Economics from University of Manchester Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.

Nationality
Norwegian
Title
Director
Based in
London
Nina Kristine Hoffmann

Nina Kristine Hoffmann

Ms Hoffmann joined IK in 2013, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Healthcare and Northern groups of the Investment Banking Division. She holds a BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law and a MSc in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Nationality
Danish
Title
Associate Director
Based in
London
Tobias Faber

Tobias Faber

Mr Faber joined IK in 2015, prior to which he worked in the Investment Banking Division at J.P. Morgan  in London. He holds a BSc in International Business and Politics and a MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Nationality
Danish
Title
Associate
Based in
London
Dan Lund

Dan Lund

Before joining the firm in 2016, Mr Lund worked at Morgan Stanley in New York and London.  He holds a MSc in Finance from Imperial College Business School in London and a Bachelor degree in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School.

Nationality
Norwegian
Title
Associate
Based in
London
Vincent Valkiers

Vincent Valkiers

Mr Valkiers joined IK in 2016, prior to which he worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in London. He holds a Master in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School in Ghent and a MSc in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp.

Nationality
Belgian
Title
Associate
Based in
London
Diki Korniloff

Diki Korniloff

Before joining IK in 2012, Ms Korniloff worked for Boston Consulting Group and prior to that for Royal Bank of Scotland in Paris. She holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from École Centrale Paris in France. 

Nationality
French
Title
Associate Director
Based in
Paris
Vincent Elriz

Vincent Elriz

Before joining the firm in 2016, Mr Elriz worked at Montagu Private Equity in Paris and at Blackstone in London. He holds a MSc in Management (Finance Major) from HEC.

Nationality
French
Title
Associate Director
Based in
Paris
Thibaut Richard

Thibaut Richard

Mr Richard joined IK in 2014. From 2011 to 2013, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in Paris. He holds a MSc in Corporate Finance from ESCP Europe.

Nationality
French
Title
Associate Director
Based in
Paris
Nils Pohlmann

Nils Pohlmann

Mr Pohlmann joined IK in 2006. Before joining the firm Mr Pohlmann worked in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan in Frankfurt. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Passau and is also an Alumni of the London School of Economics (LSE). 

Nationality
German
Title
Director
Based in
Hamburg
Arnaud Bosc

Arnaud Bosc

Mr Bosc joined the firm in 2007, prior to which he worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs International in Paris. He holds a MSc in Management from the HEC Business School. 

Nationality
French
Title
Director
Based in
Paris
Erik Ingemarsson

Erik Ingemarsson

Mr Ingemarsson joined the firm in 2007, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division focusing on M&A advisory. He holds an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Director
Based in
Stockholm
Caroline Le Hen

Caroline Le Hen

Ms Le Hen joined IK in 2013, prior to which she completed internships in the Merchant Banking Division of Rothschild, at Five Arrows Principal Investment and in the Investment Banking division of CA CIB. She holds a MSc in Management from ESCP Europe.

Nationality
French
Title
Associate
Based in
Paris
Linn Markryd

Linn Markryd

Ms Markryd joined IK in June 2015, having previously worked at Segulah Advisor AB and Royal Bank of Scotland.  Linn holds a BSc from Stockholm School of Economics.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate
Based in
Stockholm
Jan Haase

Jan Haase

Mr Haase joined IK in 2015, prior to which he worked for Gimv and The Boston Consulting Group. Mr Haase holds MSc degrees in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University and Imperial College London.

Nationality
German
Title
Associate
Based in
Hamburg
Mirko Jablonsky

Mirko Jablonsky

Mr Jablonsky joined IK in 2016. Previously, Mr Jablonsky worked at Perella Weinberg Partners and Merrill Lynch, both in London. Mr Jablonsky holds a degree in International Business Administration from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel in Germany.

Nationality
German
Title
Director
Based in
Hamburg
Alexander Dokters

Alexander Dokters

Mr Dokters joined IK in 2017, prior to which he worked at Gilde Buy Out Partners in Zurich. He holds a MSc in Management from the University of Mannheim.

Nationality
German
Title
Associate Director
Based in
Hamburg
Tomasz Chrzanowski

Tomasz Chrzanowski

Mr Chrzanowski joined IK in 2016, prior to which he worked in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in London. Mr Chrzanowski holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance from Ludwig Maximilan University in Munich and a Master of Arts in Banking & Finance from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Nationality
Polish
Title
Associate
Based in
Hamburg
Tom Schonk

Tom Schonk

Mr Schonk joined IK in 2017, prior to which he worked at J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division. He holds a MSc in International Finance from HEC in Paris.

Nationality
Dutch
Title
Associate
Based in
London
Guillaume Veber

Guillaume Veber

Mr Veber joined IK in 2017, prior to which he worked in the Leveraged Finance team at J.P. Morgan in London. He holds a MSc in Management from HEC in Paris.

Nationality
French
Title
Analyst
Based in
Paris
Patrik Stockhaus

Patrik Stockhaus

Mr Stockhaus joined the firm in 2017, having previously worked at KPMG, Corporate Finance & M&A in Stockholm.  Mr Stockhaus holds a MSc in Accounting and Financial Management from Stockholm School of Economics.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Associate
Based in
Stockholm
Daniel-Vito Günther

Daniel-Vito Günther

Mr Günther joined IK in 2017, prior to which he worked in the Leveraged Finance team at Société Générale CIB in Frankfurt. He holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from LMU in Munich and a MSc in Management and Finance from ESCP Europe in Paris.

Nationality
German/Italian
Title
Associate
Based in
Hamburg
Matthias Schiessl

Matthias Schiessl

Mr Schiessl joined IK in 2017, prior to which he worked in the Leveraged Finance team at UniCredit Bank in Munich and in London. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from University of Passau in Germany.

Nationality
German
Title
Associate
Based in
Hamburg
Anna Linder Lycett

Anna Linder Lycett

Ms Linder Lycett joined the firm in 1993 after having worked as an Administrations Manager for Servisen (UK) Ltd where she set up and maintained administrative activities for a company active as a market maker in Swedish derivatives. She holds a BSc in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Stockholm.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Compliance Officer
Based in
London
Alice Langley

Alice Langley

Ms Langley previously worked for Deloitte as Assistant Manager, Financial Services Group – Audit & Risk Advisory Services before joining the firm in 2005. Ms Langley is an ACA and holds a BA Hons degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol.

Nationality
British
Title
Director Investor Relations
Based in
London
Andrew Townend

Andrew Townend

Mr Townend joined the firm in 2004. From 1999 to 2004, he worked in the Finance department at ABN AMRO Bank, prior to which he was employed at Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants. Mr Townend qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and holds a BA (Hons) in European Studies from Royal Holloway University of London.

Nationality
British
Title
Director Investment Administration
Based in
London
Shaun Johnston

Shaun Johnston

Mr Johnston joined the firm in 1999. Prior to IK, Mr Johnston headed the Fund Accounting department of Barclays International Funds in Jersey. Mr Johnston qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1996 and holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Southbank University in London.

Nationality
British
Title
Senior Fund Associate
Based in
Jersey
Mikaela Hedborg

Mikaela Hedborg

Ms Hedborg joined IK in 2014, prior to which she worked with various communications assignments at Kreab Gavin Anderson, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, as well as the Swedish Parliament. Ms Hedborg holds a MSc. in Business & Economics and a M. A. in Political Science from Stockholm University.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Director Communications & ESG
Based in
London
Dorte Wigg

Dorte Wigg

Ms Wigg joined the firm in 2009, having previously worked for Berry Bros & Rudd in London. She holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the Aarhus School of Economics.

Nationality
Danish
Title
Human Resource Manager
Based in
London
Hans Pettersson

Hans Pettersson

Mr Pettersson has extensive board experience both in private equity and more broadly, and has worked closely with IK Investment Partners for many years.

Currently the Chairman of Dynea, he was CEO of MacGregor and Superfos and Chairman of Prevesta/Myresjöhus.

He was also CEO of MoDo Paper AB and has held many other executive roles across Europe.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
OSG Adviser
Based in
Stockholm
John Notman Watt

John Notman Watt

Mr Notman-Watt has considerable executive and board level experience across business services. He has lived and worked on four continents in various senior executive roles and has a broad international perspective.

He has worked in two private equity backed investee companies, one as a Chief Executive. Since 2011, Mr Notman-Watt has worked closely with IK Investment Partners for whom he Chairs Trigo Quality Network and VPS. He is also Chairman of Millbrook Proving Ground.

Nationality
English
Title
OSG Adviser
Based in
London
Patrick Puy

Patrick Puy

Mr Puy has a wealth of experience with both special situations and private equity. He is a former General Manager of Legrand, and later he from the CEO position architected the turnarounds of Moulinex as well as Arc International. He also headed the French office of international consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal and was an advisor to TPG. Mr Puy is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique.

Nationality
French
Title
OSG Adviser
Based in
Paris
Gerard de Geer

Gerard de Geer

Mr De Geer retired from IK in 2010, having joined the group in 2001 as Partner for Strategy, Operations and Business Control.

Before joining IK, he spent eight years as Vice President at A.T. Kearney in Stockholm and prior to that, he held a number of general management positions in the manufacturing industry.

Mr De Geer serves on a number of boards, including several IK portfolio companies.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Senior Adviser and Chairman of the IK Industrial Adviser Group
Based in
Stockholm
Anne Holm Rannaleet

Anne Holm Rannaleet

Mrs Rannaleet retired as a Partner in 2008, having been with IK since its inception in 1989. She is a Trustee and the Executive Director of IKARE Ltd, a venture philanthropy operated UK charity whose main donor is IK Investment Partners Ltd.

She is a member of the Swedish Securities Council, previous board member of both SVCA and Invest Europe as well as of EVPA and served on the ESMA Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group 2011-2016.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Senior Adviser Public Affairs
Based in
Stockholm