Partners

Christopher Masek

Christopher Masek

Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Investment Committee. Mr Masek joined the firm in 2000. From 1990 to 2000 he worked as a founding partner for KPMG Corporate Finance in Paris. Mr Masek graduated in 1987 from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and also holds a degree in Law from Paris University and an MA in International Economics from Yale University. 

Nationality
French
Title
CEO
Based in
London
Detlef Dinsel

Detlef Dinsel

Chief Investment Officer, Head of the Investment Committee, and Head of the DACH team. Before joining the firm in 1996, Mr Dinsel worked as a manager for Bain & Company and as Managing Director of the Schmidlin division of Hilti AG, Liechtenstein. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. 

Nationality
German
Title
CIO, Managing Partner, DACH
Based in
Hamburg
Dan Soudry

Dan Soudry

Head of the French team. Mr Soudry joined the firm in 2003, prior to which he worked respectively for ABN AMRO Capital, KPMG Corporate Finance and Paribas in Paris. Mr Soudry graduated from l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in 1993, having majored in Law, Tax and Finance. Additionally, he earned a postgraduate degree (DESS) in Law from Paris Sorbonne in 1994. 

Nationality
French
Title
Managing Partner, France
Based in
Paris
Mads Ryum Larsen

Mads Ryum Larsen

Head of Investor Relations. Mr Ryum Larsen previously worked for two investment boutiques in Denmark before joining the firm in 1990. Mr Ryum Larsen holds an MSc in Finance and International Economics from Copenhagen Business School. 

Nationality
Danish
Title
Partner, Investor Relations
Based in
London
Johan Van de Steen

Johan Van de Steen

Mr Van de Steen joined IK in 2017. He began his career at Siemens before joining McKinsey & Company, then was an operating partner at KKR Capstone.  Mr Van de Steen holds a MBa. in Business Administration from INSEAD in France and an MSc. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Leuven.

Nationality
Belgian
Title
Operating Partner
Based in
Amsterdam
Remko Hilhorst

Remko Hilhorst

Head of the Benelux team. Mr Hilhorst joined the firm in 2001, prior to which he worked at HAL Investments in Rotterdam. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. 

Nationality
Dutch
Title
Partner, Benelux
Based in
London
Rémi Buttiaux

Rémi Buttiaux

Mr Buttiaux joined IK in 2001. From 1999 to 2001 he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in London, after spending one year at Paribas Affaires Industrielles (PAI) in Paris. Mr Buttiaux graduated in 1999 from l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris majoring in Finance. 

Nationality
French
Title
Partner, France
Based in
Paris
Alireza Etemad

Alireza Etemad

Mr Etemad joined the firm in 2015. He previously worked at SEB Corporate Finance and Booz Allen Hamilton in Stockholm as well as Credit Suisse First Boston in London. He studied engineering at Linköping Institute of Technology and also holds a degree in Management from Institut National des Télécommunications in Paris.

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Partner, Sweden/Finland
Based in
Stockholm
Thomas Klitbo

Thomas Klitbo

Mr Klitbo joined the firm in 2007 after having worked as an Associate Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Copenhagen. He holds an MSc in Economics from the School of Economics and Management at The University of Aarhus, Denmark. 

Nationality
Danish
Title
Partner, Denmark/Norway
Based in
London
Kristian Carlsson Kemppinen

Kristian Carlsson Kemppinen

Mr Carlsson Kemppinen joined the firm in 2001, prior to which he worked in corporate finance for Mandatum & Co in Helsinki. He holds an MSc with a Major in Finance from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.

Nationality
Finnish / Swedish
Title
Partner, Nordics
Based in
Stockholm
Pierre Gallix

Pierre Gallix

Mr Gallix joined IK 2014, with 20 years of experience of the Small Cap segment. Prior to IK, Mr Gallix worked at Ergon Capital Advisors as a Managing Director and Partner. He holds a MBA from the Wharton School in Philadelphia.

Nationality
French
Title
Partner, France
Based in
Paris
Anders Petersson

Anders Petersson

Before joining the firm in 2002, Mr Petersson worked in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan in London. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Uppsala. 

Nationality
Swedish
Title
Partner, DACH
Based in
Hamburg
James Yates

James Yates

Mr Yates joined the firm in 2002. From 1997 to 2002, he worked for Arthur Andersen, prior to which he was employed at Moores Rowland International. Mr Yates qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Nationality
British
Title
Partner, CFO
Based in
London