• Charles Bouaziz

    Charles Bouaziz

    Charles Bouaziz is CEO of Ontex, a large European FMCG company and was previously a Partner at PAI. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions over his 23 years in the Consumer Goods industry.

    He spent his early career at Michelin (in Canada) and Procter & Gamble. In 1991, he joined PepsiCo as Marketing Director for France & Belgium and in 1996 became General Manager for France. In 2006, he was appointed General Manager of a group of countries including France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria; and in 2008, became President of PepsiCo Western Europe.

    In 2010, he left PepsiCo to become CEO of Monoprix, then in 2010 joined PAI as a member of the Food and Consumer Goods sector team and later as Head of the Portfolio Performance Group.

  • Lars Frederiksen

    Lars Frederiksen

    Lars Vinge Frederiksen was the CEO of Chr. Hansen, one of PAI’s former portfolio companies, from 2005 to 2013.

    For more than thirty years, Lars held senior positions with Chr. Hansen in Denmark and abroad, especially in the US and France, before being appointed to the Executive Board of the company in 1999 and to Chief Executive Officer in 2005 when PAI acquired Chr. Hansen. Lars led the successful IPO of Chr. Hansen in 2010.

    Lars is a member of the boards of directors of Matas A/S (Chairman), Falck A/S (Vice Chairman), Rockwool A/S, Widex A/S, Augustinus Industri A/S, Hedorf Holding A/S and the Danish Committee on Corporate Governance. He is also the Chairman of Atos Medical, a PAI portfolio company.


  • Lorna Parker

    Lorna Parker

    Lorna Parker started her career as an investment professional first at Kleinwort Benson and then at venture capital firm Advent.  She subsequently spent nearly 20 years in executive search as a partner at Spencer Stuart, where she created and led their European private equity practice across both funds and portfolios.

    Until recently, she was a senior talent advisor at CVC Capital Partners in London and previously held a similar role at BC Partners.

    As an advisory partner at Manchester Square Partners and as an independent consultant, she conducts board effectiveness reviews for UK public companies.  In addition she is a member of the boards of Indivior plc, the Royal Horticultural Society and the National Opera Studio.

  • John Schumacher

    John Schumacher

    John Schumacher began his career in Private Equity at New York Life Insurance Company in 1991. Over the next 30 years John helped launch third party money manager GoldPoint Partners growing AUM from $1 billion to over $13 billion at his retirement. John oversaw the commitment of over $14 billion in fund commitments. And over 400 direct debt and equity investments. John has served on the advisory boards of over 20 funds.

    John met PAI Partners in 1999 with a commitment to PAI Europe III. And he, GoldPoint and their clients have been consistent investors to the current day.

    John is currently Chairman of JMJ Private Equity Consultant LLC and a Partner at Gryphon Investors.

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