Our people

The skill, dedication, vision and creativity of our people drives our success.

Investcorp develops, retains and attracts talented people of many nationalities, and provides a distinctive culture in which they can thrive and excel. We promote an entrepreneurial environment and a partnership mindset.

We employ dedicated, client-focused individuals with the ability to make the right connections to the right deals on behalf of clients.

Corporate investment

Europe

  • Hazem Ben-Gacem

    Hazem Ben-Gacem

    London

    Hazem Ben-Gacem

    Hazem Ben-Gacem

    London

    Head of Corporate Investment - Europe

    Hazem Ben-Gacem is Head of Corporate Investment - Europe. Hazem joined Investcorp in 1994, before which he was a member of Credit Suisse First Boston's mergers and acquisitions team in New York. He is a member of the Investcorp Management Committee, as well as serving on its Investment Committee and the Financial & Risk Management Committee. Hazem is also the managing partner of the Investcorp Technology Partners funds. Hazem is currently a board director of Corneliani and Dainese in Italy, CSID and kgb in the US, Opsec and Tyrrells in the UK and Georg Jensen in Denmark.

    Hazem holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Harvard University.  Hazem is currently a serving member of the Tunisian National Shooting Team, achieving double gold medals in the 2010 North African Shooting Championships.

  • Rob Bobstock

    Rob Bobstock

    London

    Rob Bobstock

    Rob Bobstock

    London

    Principal, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Robert Bostock joined Investcorp in 2017 from Space NK, where he held the position of Director of Technology with responsibility for eCommerce, Customer Relationship Management and IT. Prior to that, Robert spent 2 years at The Dune Group, a privately owned UK Footwear Brand as Group Head of eCommerce. Previous roles include Head of eCommerce at White Stuff and Thomas Pink (LVMH). 

    Robert holds a BA (hons) in Economics from De Montfort University, England.

  • Aleksandra Bozic

    Aleksandra Bozic

    London

    Aleksandra Bozic

    Aleksandra Bozic

    London

    Principal, Corporate Investment Europe

    Aleksandra joined Investcorp in 2016. Previously she worked as head of portfolio management at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in London and prior to that, she was a director at Alix Partners, initially in the Restructuring Group and later in the Performance Enhancement Group, both in New York and London.

    Aleksandra has received a BA in applied science from the University of Toronto and a MBA from INSEAD.

  • Andrea Davis

    Andrea Davis

    London

    Andrea Davis

    Andrea Davis

    London

    Managing Director - Corporate Investment - Europe

    Andrea Davis joined Investcorp in 2014 from TDX, where she held the position of CFO. Prior to that, Andrea spent nine year at Fellowes, a privately owned US company manufacturing and marketing business machines, technology accessories and records storage, where having started as CFO she became CEO after three years. Previous roles include CFO and Strategy Director of Willett and Head of Corporate Strategy at BAA plc.

    In her role in post-acquisition, Andrea will initially focus on the financial management of our portfolio companies.

    Andrea has a BSc in Computer Science and Electronics from Loughborough University and an MBA from the London Business School.

  • Nicola Ferraris

    Nicola Ferraris

    London

    Nicola Ferraris

    Nicola Ferraris

    London

    Principal, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Nicola Ferraris joined Investcorp in 2010. Prior to that, he was an associate in Credit Suisse's Telco, Media & Gaming team based in London.

    Nicola holds a BA in Business Administration from Universita' Degli Studi Di Genova, and an MSc in Finance from ESCP Europe.

  • Melanie Figgener

    Melanie Figgener

    London

    Melanie Figgener

    Melanie Figgener

    London

    Associate Vice President, Corporate Investment - Europe

     

    Melanie first joined Investcorp in 2003 and is now part of the post-acquisition team. Prior to Investcorp she worked at KPMG Consulting Hamburg where she lead the Competence Centre Utilities.

    Melanie has a diploma in Economics from Hanover University in Germany.

  • David Fuss

    David Fuss

    London

    David Fuss

    David Fuss

    London

    Associate, Corporate Investment - Europe

    David Fuss joined Investcorp in 2014. Prior to joining Investcorp, David was a member of Nomura's Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking Group in London for three years.

    David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

  • Luis Gonzalez

    Luis Gonzalez

    London

    Luis Gonzalez

    Luis Gonzalez

    London

    Principal, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Luis Gonzalez joined Investcorp in 2008.  He joined from JPMorgan where he worked in the London acquisition and leveraged finance team. Prior to that, he worked for JPMorgan's mergers and acquisitions team in Madrid.

    Luis holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University Politecnica in Madrid.

  • Carsten Hagenbucher

    Carsten Hagenbucher

    London

    Carsten Hagenbucher

    Carsten Hagenbucher

    London

    Managing Director, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Carsten Hagenbucher joined Investcorp in 2005 from JPMorgan where he worked as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance team. 

    Carsten graduated from the European Business School Schloss Reichartshausen in Germany with a degree in Business Administration and Economics.  He also holds a MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh.  

  • Sebastian Inger

    Sebastian Inger

    London

    Sebastian Inger

    Sebastian Inger

    London

    Vice President, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Sebastian Inger joined Investcorp in 2013 from Credit Suisse where he spent two years as part of their industrials team. Previously Sebastian worked at Swedbank in Sweden, in both the equity research team and corporate finance division.

    Sebastian holds an International BSc and MSc in Finance with a sub-degree in Japanese, from the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg and Keio University in Tokyo.

  • Gilbert Kamieniecky

    Gilbert Kamieniecky

    London

    Gilbert Kamieniecky

    Gilbert Kamieniecky

    London

    Managing Director, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Gilbert Kamieniecky joined Investcorp in 2005. Previously, he was with Morgan Stanley as an Analyst in London where he worked in the Leveraged Finance Group, the Global Industrials Group and Firm Management. Gilbert serves as the Chairman of Eviivo. 

  • Georg Knoflach

    Georg Knoflach

    London

    Georg Knoflach

    Georg Knoflach

    London

    Vice President, Corporate Investment – Europe

    Georg joined Investcorp in 2016 after four years at technology-focused private equity firm Silver Lake. Prior to that, he spent four years in Merrill Lynch’s investment banking team in Germany.

    Georg holds a degree in Economics and Management from Bocconi University, Italy and a masters in International Business from HEC Paris.

  • Miguel Kohlmann

    Miguel Kohlmann

    London

    Miguel Kohlmann

    Miguel Kohlmann

    London

    Miguel Kohlmann has been Advisory Director since 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience in Industrial Companies with focus on Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, Aluminium and Building Materials. Between 2008 and 2016 he was the CEO of Icopal, a world leader in waterproofing products. Before that he was the CEO of Pipelife, a plastic pipes and fittings group, for nearly 10 years.

    Miguel sits in the board of different companies among others Esmalglass which is an Investcorp portfolio company.

    Miguel is has studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. He holds the German and Brazilian nationalities and speaks 6 languages.

  • Owen Li

    Owen Li

    London

    Owen Li

    Owen Li

    London

    Principal, Corporate Investment Europe

    Owen Li joined Investcorp in 2010. Prior to Investcorp, he was an associate within the TMT investment banking group at Nomura and Lehman Brothers in London. Owen serves as a Board Director at CSIdentity and SecureLink.

    Owen holds a BSc in Economics at Bristol University, England.

  • Daniel Lopez-Cruz

    Daniel Lopez-Cruz

    London

    Daniel Lopez-Cruz

    Daniel Lopez-Cruz

    London

    Managing Director, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Daniel Lopez-Cruz joined Investcorp in 2005. Prior to joining Investcorp, Daniel held several positions at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, where he spent seven years originating and executing a broad range of leveraged finance and high yield transactions. Before Morgan Stanley, Daniel worked for UBS Warburg in New York for three years.

    Daniel holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a dual degree in Business Administration and Law from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE, in Madrid.

  • Benjamin Marino

    Benjamin Marino

    London

    Benjamin Marino

    Benjamin Marino

    London

    Associate

    Benjamin joined Investcorp in 2015. Prior to Investcorp he worked in the TMT Investment Banking team at Barclays in London, with a focus on the Telecoms Industry.

    Benjamin holds an MSc in Finance from Imperial College London and a BSc in Mathematics with Economics from University College London.

  • Roland Pezzutto

    Roland Pezzutto

    London

    Roland Pezzutto

    Roland Pezzutto

    London

    Vice President, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Roland Pezzutto joined Investcorp in 2012 from Deutsche Bank where he worked as an Analyst in the Natural Resources M&A group in London. Previously, he worked in Deutsche's Structured Asset Finance team in both Frankfurt and Moscow.

    Roland holds an MSc in International Business from HEC in Paris as well as a first degree in Jurisprudence from Università Cattolica in Milan. 

  • Jose Pfeifer

    Jose Pfeifer

    London

    Jose Pfeifer

    Jose Pfeifer

    London

    Principal, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Jose Pfeifer joined Investcorp in 2006. Prior to that he was a member of Citigroup's TMT Investment Banking Group in London where he advised on M&A, debt and equity transactions.

    Jose holds a Diplom Kaufmann (Master equivalent) in Business Administration and Economics from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Germany.

  • Pierre Schaeffer

    Pierre Schaeffer

    London

    Pierre Schaeffer

    Pierre Schaeffer

    London

    Associate, Corporate Investment – Europe

    Pierre joined Investcorp in 2017. Prior to joining Investcorp, he worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan in the EMEA FIG team in London.

    Pierre holds an MSc in Management from EMLYON Business School.

  • Arne Uekötter

    Arne Uekötter

    London

    Arne Uekötter

    Arne Uekötter

    London

    Associate, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Arne joined Investcorp in 2015. Prior to joining Investcorp, he worked in Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division in Frankfurt, where he spent two years advising on M&A, debt and equity transactions.

    Arne also gained some experience in strategy consulting with BCG and is a trained banker having worked at the NRW.Bank, a development bank based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

    Arne graduated from the University of Mannheim in Germany with a BSc in Business Administration with foreign language qualification in Japanese and holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.

  • Davide Vassena

    Davide Vassena

    London

    Davide Vassena

    Davide Vassena

    London

    Principal, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Davide Vassena joined Investcorp in 2016. Prior to Investcorp, he worked for luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu, where he was senior vice president responsible for product and marketing.  Davide also spent eight years at McKinsey Italy, serving clients throughout Europe and the Middle East. Prior to McKinsey, Davide was Business Development Manager and Head of Network Planning for Latin America at Nokia Networks, based out of Brazil and Italy.

    Davide holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University Politecnico di Milano.

  • Roberta Vezzoli

    Roberta Vezzoli

    London

    Roberta Vezzoli

    Roberta Vezzoli

    London

    Vice President, Corporate Investment - Europe

    Roberta Vezzoli joined Investcorp in 2013. Prior to joining Investcorp, Roberta worked for three years at UBS Investment Bank in London, where she served in the Global Industrials Group.

    Roberta holds a MSc in International Management from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan and a MA in Banking and Finance from Universitaet St.Gallen in Switzerland.