France Invest bodies

France Invest’s governance structure includes a Board of Directors, the composition of which reflects the diversity of participants in the private equity market. Responsible for decision-making, the Board meets every month. Board members are elected during an Annual Assembly for two-year terms, renewable one time. They are all professionals working in the business, usually executives of management companies. The Board votes on the admission of new members after applications are reviewed by the Bureau.

The Board of Directors 2018-2020


  • Dominique GAILLARD, Ardian France


  • Claire CHABRIER, Amundi Private Equity Funds
  • Christophe KARVELIS, Capzanine
  • Antoine Le BOURGEOIS, Andera Partners

Other Directors:

  • Marc BRIÈRE, Arkéa Capital
  • Renaud du LAC, iXO Private Equity
  • Olivier GOLDER, Siparex
  • Benoist GROSSMANN, Idinvest
  • Laurence MEHAIGNERIE, Citizen Capital
  • Agnès NAHUM, Access Capital Partners
  • Antoine PAPIERNIK, Sofinnova Partners
  • Frédéric PESCATORI, Bridgepoint
  • Alain RAUSCHER, Antin Infrastructure Partners
  • Jonathan ZAFRANI, The Carlyle Group



Permanent employees of France Invest

France Invest employs a permenant staff of about 20.
These employees work under the Managing Director, Paul Perpère, in one of four departments:

  • Legal and tax issues, managed by France Vassaux d'Azémar de Fabrègues
  • Economic research and statistics, managed by Nadia Kouassi-Coulibaly  
  • Communication, managed by Antoinette Darpy
  • Training, managed by Céline Buanic