Understanding the state of our world and how we can shape that agenda is the primary purpose of the World Economic Forum annual meeting. The theme for this year’s gathering is Globalization 4.0 – how we’re handling the changes shaping the world by the increasing interconnectedness of cultures and economies. Digitization, Big Data, and the migration of IT services to the cloud are driving change now, and we’re also starting to see the opportunities that will lead to Globalization 5.0.
Eric Zhang, Managing Director and Head of China at General Atlantic, was named “Influential PE Investor of the Year 2018”, and General Atlantic was named “Influential PE Investment Firm of the Year 2018” by China Renaissance. China Renaissance, a leading Chinese financial advisor, selects these annual awards to honor the year’s most impressive investment professionals and private equity firms in China.
Gabriel Caillaux Named to Financial News’ inaugural list of ‘The 50 Most Influential People in European Private Equity’
Gabriel Caillaux, Managing Director and Head of EMEA, based in General Atlantic’s London office, was named in Financial News’ inaugural list of the ‘50 Most Influential People in European Private Equity’. Since joining the firm in 2004, Gabriel has helped expand the firm’s investment focus across the greater European region to include Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Over the past year, Gabriel has been involved in 12 European deals. He serves on the boards of Argus Media, Greensill, ManoMano, Network International, NuCom Group and SÉZANE.
General Atlantic won Growth and Buyout Fund of the Year at the 2018 Investors Allstars awards ceremony. This award recognizes firms that have a track record of innovative fundraising, investments, and exits, and that have added considerable value – beyond financing – to portfolio companies. The winning firm must also have a proven ability to build consistent, close working relationships with early and growth stage European companies and entrepreneurs.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Launches Nationwide Unconscious Bias Tour to Engage 12 Million Employees and Students
Representing a cross-section of more than 450 CEOs and 12 million employees, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ (CEO Action) announced it will launch a nationwide educational tour, continuing to help the current and future workforce recognize and minimize their unconscious bias. The mobile information centers will provide free unconscious bias education for any organization.
Chris Caulkin, Principal in General Atlantic’s London office, was named in Financial News’ list of the 25 rising stars in private equity. Chris is Head of Technology for EMEA, and focuses on General Atlantic’s investments in the Technology sector. Over the past year, he has led GA’s investments into Hemnet, ManoMano, OpenClassrooms, and Typeform. He serves on the boards of Hemnet, OpenClassrooms, Studio Moderna, and Typeform. In addition, he serves as an advisor to the board of DeliveryHero, and is a board observer for ManoMano.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the creation of a Life Science Advisory Board charged with furthering a thriving life science industry in New York State. The Board will consist of 15 leading experts in academia, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and venture capital. The Board will advise the State's $620 million Life Science Initiative announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2016 to fuel the growth of a world- class life science cluster in New York.
Anton Levy, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Internet & Technology Sector, was named #33 of 100 to Forbes’ Midas List of Top Tech Investors for 2018. This is the fourth consecutive year that Anton has been named to the Midas List.
BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has elected William E. Ford, Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic, Margaret L. “Peggy” Johnson, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft Corporation and Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Aviva plc, to the Company’s Board as independent directors.
Jonathan Korngold, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic's Financial Services Sector, was named the top investor (and #2 overall) to Institutional Investor's "Fintech Finance 40," a list of top players in fintech investing. He was named #1 to Institutional Investor’s “Fintech Finance 35” last year.