Europe Investment Team

  • Vladimir Balchev
    Vladimir Balchev
    Vice President, London
  • Dragos Bucataru
    Dragos Bucataru
    Analyst, London
  • Petra Bukovec
    Petra Bukovec
    Principal, London
  • Tanu Chita
    Tanu Chita
    Principal, London
  • Stuart Cullen
    Stuart Cullen
    Project Manager, London
  • Simon Desjardins
    Simon Desjardins
    Analyst, London
  • Jérôme Duthu-Bengtzon
    Jérôme Duthu-Bengtzon
    Principal, London
  • Andrea Echberg
    Andrea Echberg
    Partner, London
  • Akua Gilfillian
    Akua Gilfillian
    Analyst, London
  • Jamie Hayford
    Jamie Hayford
    Senior Associate, London
  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jones
    Partner, London
  • Andrew Lebus
    Andrew Lebus
    Partner, London
  • Elly Livingstone
    Elly Livingstone
    Partner, London
  • Welwin Lobo
    Welwin Lobo
    Associate, London
  • Charlotte Morris
    Charlotte Morris
    Principal, London
  • Jan Pribyl
    Jan Pribyl
    Vice President, London
  • Faraz Qureshi
    Faraz Qureshi
    Senior Associate, London
  • Andres Reibel
    Andres Reibel
    Vice President, London
  • Imogen Richards
    Imogen Richards
    Global Head of Investment Structuring and Strategy, London
  • Ali Sangari
    Ali Sangari
    Analyst, London
  • Alex Scott
    Alex Scott
    Partner, London
  • Tamsin Seymour
    Tamsin Seymour
    Analyst, London
  • Helen Steers
    Helen Steers
    Partner, London
  • Toni Vainio
    Toni Vainio
    Principal, London
  • Francesco di Valmarana
    Francesco di Valmarana
    Partner, London
  • Alexander Valtchev
    Alexander Valtchev
    Associate, London
  • Tessa Venter
    Tessa Venter
    Head of Portfolio Construction, London
  • Paul Ward
    Paul Ward
    Managing Partner, London
  • Erik Wong
    Erik Wong
    Principal, London
  • Solaiman Zein
    Solaiman Zein
    Senior Associate, London
Vladimir Balchev
Vice President, London

Vladimir is a Vice President in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. He worked previously in the M&A team at Rothschild. He holds a Master’s degree in European business from ESCP Europe.

 

Dragos Bucataru
Analyst, London

Dragos is a Business Analyst in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Dragos has previously worked as a Finance Mortgage Administrator for Nationwide Building Society and prior to that, he was a Insolvency Legal Clerk for Lester Aldridge LLP. Dragos has recently graduated from Bournemouth University with a LLB (Hons) Business Law degree.

Petra Bukovec
Principal, London

Petra is a Principal in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. She also has responsibility for co-ordinating the investment activities of our defined contribution and private wealth initiatives. Prior to joining Pantheon, Petra was an investment banking analyst at Lehman. Petra holds a MS in Finance from the University of Utah and is a CFA Charterholder.

 

Tanu Chita
Principal, London

Tanu is a Principal in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Team. He joined Pantheon from Deutsche Bank AG, where he was an investment banking analyst. Tanu holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

 

Stuart Cullen
Project Manager, London

Stuart is a project manager in Pantheon’s Global Investment Team. He joined Pantheon from Jones Day where he worked on private equity transactions and completed a secondment at CBRE Global Investors. Stuart holds an MA in history from Oxford University and is a qualified solicitor.

Simon Desjardins
Analyst, London

Simon is an Analyst in Pantheon’s investment team. Previously, Simon was a Paralegal in Pantheon’s Legal & Compliance Team. Simon has completed a LLB at King’s College London and holds a BA in History from the University of Victoria, Canada.

Jérôme Duthu-Bengtzon
Principal, London

Jérôme is a Principal in Pantheon’s Infrastructure and Real Assets Team. He joined from Paris-based placement agent, Global Private Equity. Jérôme holds an MSc in Telecommunications from ESIGELEC engineering school and a Master in Business from the ESCP-EAP European School of Management.

 

Andrea Echberg
Partner, London

Andrea is a Partner in Pantheon’s Infrastructure and Real Assets Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Andrea led the infrastructure direct and co-investment teams for Société Générale, Macquarie Capital and ABN AMRO.  She holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

 

Akua Gilfillian
Analyst, London

Akua is a Portfolio Construction Analyst in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. She previously interned in the Investment Banking Division at Citigroup in London, as part of the Oil & Gas team. Prior to that, she interned on the Financial Advisory team at Deloitte in Ghana. Akua graduated with a BSc (Hons) Mathematics from The University of Edinburgh.

Jamie Hayford
Senior Associate, London

Jamie is a Senior Associate in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. He was previously at Barclays Wealth. He holds a MSc degree in Investment Management from the University of Reading and is a CAIA Charter holder.

 

Matt Jones
Partner, London

Matthew is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Team. Matt joined Pantheon from HM Treasury where he worked as an Assistant Economist within the Finance, Regulation and Industry department. He holds a BA in Economics and Politics from Leeds University.

 

Andrew Lebus
Partner, London

Andrew is a Partner in Pantheon’s Asian and Secondaries investment teams. He is additionally responsible for co-ordinating the activities of Pantheon International Plc. Prior to joining Pantheon, Andrew worked in corporate finance with special emphasis on the private equity market, at Credit Lyonnais Securities, and prior to that at its affiliate, Castleforth.

 

Elly Livingstone
Partner, London

Elly is a Partner in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Elly was an investment manager at Actis Capital, an emerging markets private equity fund manager, having worked previously for Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers on a wide range of international consulting and corporate finance advisory assignments. Elly holds a BSc from the University of Birmingham and a MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

 

Welwin Lobo
Associate, London

Welwin is an Associate in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. He joined from KPMG Corporate Finance where he worked on Private Equity and Infrastructure transactions. Welwin holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Economics from University College London (UCL) and is also a qualified ACA Chartered Accountant.

Charlotte Morris
Principal, London

Charlotte is a Principal in Pantheon’s Global Secondaries Team. Prior to joining this team, Charlotte worked in Pantheon’s Operations team. She joined Pantheon from Cdb Web Tech, a Venture Capital fund-of-funds listed on the Milan Stock exchange. Charlotte holds a MSc in Mathematics from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Certified Accountant.

 

Jan Pribyl
Vice President, London

Jan is a Vice President in Pantheon’s Infrastructure and Real Assets Team. Previously, he worked at Macquarie in London. He holds a BSc and MSc from the University of Economics in Prague and also studied at the London School of Economics during this time.

 

Faraz Qureshi
Senior Associate, London

Faraz is a Senior Associate in Pantheon’s Infrastructure and Real Assets investments team. He joined from PwC London where he was part of their Transaction Services team and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from ICAEW. Faraz holds a BSc in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Andres Reibel
Vice President, London

Andres is a Vice President in Pantheon’s Technical Research Team. Previously, he worked as a consultant in the private equity industry for the Centre for Hedge Fund Research at Imperial College. He holds a PhD and a MSc in Finance from Imperial College and a BA in Business Studies from BW State University Mannheim, Germany.

 

Imogen Richards
Global Head of Investment Structuring and Strategy, London

Imogen is Global Head of Investment Structuring and Strategy in Pantheon’s Global Investment Team. She is also closely involved in key strategic and corporate development projects. Imogen joined Pantheon from Anglo Irish Bank in Dublin and holds a MA in natural sciences from Cambridge University.

Ali Sangari
Analyst, London

Ali is an Analyst in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. He worked previously in the Nordic Investment Banking team at Nomura International. Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate & Finance from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology).

Alex Scott
Partner, London

Alex is a Partner in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Alex was an investment manager for the West Midlands Pension Fund’s private equity portfolio. Before this, he was a portfolio manager at Gartmore Investment Management. Alex holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton.

 

Tamsin Seymour
Analyst, London

Tamsin is a Business Analyst in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. She previously completed placements at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America and JP Morgan. Tamsin holds a BA (Hons) in Economics with Human Geography from the University of Exeter.

Helen Steers
Partner, London

Helen is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Helen joined Pantheon from Russell Investments, where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe. Prior to joining Russell in 1999, Helen spent 5 years as Director, European Private Equity with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Helen received a BA and a MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Helen is the current Chair of the BVCA, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Invest Europe where she is also the current Chair of its LP Platform Council.  Helen is also a co-founder of Level 20, set up to encourage women to succeed in the private equity industry. Helen is bilingual in English and French.

 

Toni Vainio
Principal, London

Toni is a Principal in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Toni previously worked in the private equity team of Cambridge Associates Limited. He holds a MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, and a BEng in Engineering with Business Finance, which was jointly taught at University College London and the London School of Economics.

 

Francesco di Valmarana
Partner, London

Francesco is a Partner in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Francesco was previously with Unigestion, where he managed the firm’s global secondaries program. Prior to Unigestion he was a partner and co-founder of the European venture capital firm DN Capital, joining from the European investment team at Advent International. He has a BA in East Asian studies from Princeton University, and holds a MBA from Insead.

 

Alexander Valtchev
Associate, London

Alex is an Associate in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, he was at East Capital where he was researching investment opportunities in emerging markets. He holds a MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and a BA in Business Administration from London South Bank University.

 

Tessa Venter
Head of Portfolio Construction, London

Tessa is Head of Portfolio Construction in Pantheon’s Investment team. Prior to joining Pantheon, she was a multi asset Portfolio Manager, as well as Head of Risk and Portfolio Construction, at Momentum Global Investment Management. Tessa holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Pretoria, as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

 

Paul Ward
Managing Partner, London

Paul is Pantheon’s Managing Partner and is a member of the Partnership Board. Paul joined Pantheon from Lehman Brothers Private Equity Group, where he was Investment Director. Prior to that, he worked for Lehman Brothers Investment Bank in both New York and London on M&A and corporate finance advisory services having previously been a management consultant with PA Consulting. Paul holds a BSc from the University of Leeds and a MBA from London Business School.

 

Erik Wong
Principal, London

Erik is a Principal in Pantheon’s Co-Investment Team.  Erik joined Pantheon from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where he was a co-investment manager. Prior to that he worked for the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation in the UK and with Quilvest Asia in Hong Kong. Erik holds a MSc from University of London and a MBA from University of Cambridge.

 

Solaiman Zein
Senior Associate, London

Sol is a Senior Associate in Pantheon’s European Investment Team. He previously worked in the Healthcare team within the Investment Banking division at Citigroup. Sol holds a BSc (hons) in Management and Economics from the University of Sussex and a MSc in Accounting from the London School of Economics.

 

Any reference to the title of “Partner” shall, except as otherwise indicated, refer to such person’s capacity as a partner of Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP. In addition, any reference to the title of “Partner” for persons located in the United States refers to such person’s capacity as a limited partner of Pantheon Ventures (US) LP.