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 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.