Christian is the CEO of Quilvest and arguably one of the most experienced private equity investors worldwide. He joined Quilvest in 1979 and has since been one of the foremost private equity professionals active on both sides of the Atlantic. Christian has contributed to the launch and sponsorship of some of the most successful private equity teams in the world.
He launched Quilvest’s direct private equity activities in the United States in 1979, and in Europe and Asia in the mid-1980s. The experience he has gained in direct and fund investing over more than 25 years is invaluable to the Quilvest Group.
Christian is a member of the QS PEP Investment Committee and the Quilvest Switzerland Investment Committee. In addition, he is the Chairman of Quilvest Switzerland and the CEO of Quilvest Banque Privée, He sat or still sits on the following private equity funds’ Advisory Boards: Advent (Asia), Advent (UK), Alpha (France and Germany), Charterhouse (France), Navis (Asia), Pantheon (Asia), Prudential (Asia), Schroeder (Asia), TA Associates (United States) and TCR IP (France). Prior to joining Quilvest, Christian was with Citibank in New York.
Christian is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale and holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is married with three children.