General Atlantic Team

Our global team is dedicated to helping our portfolio companies become market leaders domestically, regionally, and globally.

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Kyndra Adair

Vice President, Funds Counsel New York

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Kyndra Adair is a Vice President and Funds Counsel at General Atlantic. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Kyndra was a Vice President, Legal & Compliance at BlackRock, Inc. where she advised on a broad range of global private funds, including private credit funds, hedge funds, funds-of-funds, and other opportunistic private funds. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, in the Private Funds group. Kyndra started her legal career as a Business Law Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she focused on private equity M&A and growth equity transactions and structuring.

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Iman Adiwibowo

Vice President Jakarta

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Iman Adiwibowo is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments across Southeast Asia. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Iman was an Investment Professional at Baring Private Equity Asia in Jakarta and Singapore. Prior to that, he was Senior Investment Officer at Saratoga Capital.

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Mahima Aggarwal

Operating Analyst, Portfolio Human Capital New York

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Mahima Aggarwal is an Operating analyst at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s Portfolio Company Human Capital efforts. Before joining General Atlantic in 2022, Mahima was an intern at Wagar Global Advisors, a national public affairs and strategic advisory firm. Prior to that, she was an intern at LSN Partners.

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Eli Aheto

Managing Director
Climate
New York

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Eli Aheto is a Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero, Aheto led investments in renewable energy, mobility and agricultural technology at Virgo Investment Group. Aheto began his career at Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic before joining Anchorage Capital Group to lead the firm’s energy investments.

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Melis Kahya Akar

Managing Director,
Head of Consumer for EMEA
London

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Melis Kahya Akar is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s Consumer investments across EMEA, in addition to focusing on investments in Turkey. Before joining General Atlantic in New York in 2015, Melis was a Vice President at TSG Consumer Partners where she focused on investments in the Retail and Consumer sectors. Previously, she was an Analyst in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan where she concentrated on the consumer and retail sectors.

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Christopher Apfel

Senior Associate Munich

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Christopher Apfel is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Christopher was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company.

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Mary Armstrong

Managing Director,
Global Head of Marketing and Communications
New York

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Mary Armstrong is the Global Head of Marketing & Communications at General Atlantic. She also serves on the firm’s Operating Committee and helps direct the firm’s philanthropic activities as a Board member of the GA Foundation. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Mary was the Director of Communications, Americas at Warburg Pincus, where she also served on the Environment, Social and Governance Committee. Before that, she was a Director at Brunswick Group, an global advisory firm specializing in business critical issues, where she worked in the New York, Shanghai, and San Francisco offices.

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Asel Ashergold

Operating Director New York

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Asel Ashergold is an Operating Director and focuses on the Human Capital efforts for the firm’s global portfolio companies. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Asel was an Engagement Manager at Heidrick & Struggles, where she worked with technology companies on C-level placements. Prior to that, Asel was a Consultant at Hobbs & Towne and an Analyst at Korn Ferry.

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Samir Assaf

Senior Advisor London

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Samir Assaf is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies. Based in London, Samir also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of BeyondNetZero, General Atlantic’s climate venture. Samir is involved across numerous areas of the firm, including sourcing, developing relationships with entrepreneurs and advising portfolio companies, particularly across Europe and the Middle East.

Samir has extensive global financial services experience, having spent nearly three decades in leadership roles at HSBC, including his current roles as CEO of HSBC Global Banking & Markets and Chairman of Corporate and Institutional Banking, Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Board of HSBC Middle East.

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Max August

Associate Tel Aviv

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Max August is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s technology investments in Israel. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Max was a 2019 General Atlantic Summer Analyst.

In 2022, Max was named to Forbes Israel’s 2022 ’30 Under 30′, a list of young leaders selected by an expert panel of industry leaders and Forbes’ editorial team.

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Brett Aukburg

Vice President, Head of Infrastructure New York

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Brett Aukburg is the Head of Infrastructure at General Atlantic and a member of the Global Information Technology management team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Brett was the Chief Technology Officer at Citihub Consulting.  Prior to that, he was Head of Technology and Governance at Brandywine Global Investment Management and Technology Manager at Bridgewater Associates, LP.

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Ziyad Baeshen

Vice President New York

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Ziyad Baeshen is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments across MENA. Before joining General Atlantic in 2022, Ziyad was an Associate at Raine. Prior to that, Ziyad was an Associate at the Public Investment Fund. Ziyad started his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Citigroup.

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Ajay Banga

Vice Chairman

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Ajay is Vice Chairman at General Atlantic. A global leader in technology, data, financial services and innovating for inclusion, he spent 11 years as Mastercard’s President and Chief Executive Officer before becoming the company’s Executive Chairman. Over the course of his career, he has served as an advisor to governments, companies and organizations of all kinds, advocating for partnership and systems that deliver on profit and purpose. 

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Clarissa Barquist

Analyst New York

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Clarissa Barquist is an Analyst at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Consumer sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2022, Clarissa was a Venture Fellow at Halogen Ventures and a Venture Intern at Headline. Prior to that, she worked in sustainable infrastructure investing and digital e-commerce.

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Jennifer Barsky

Vice President New York

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Jennifer Barsky is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Consumer sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Jennifer was a Vice President at North Castle Partners. Jennifer started her career in the Consumer Retail Group at Goldman Sachs.

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Alexa Bartlett

Principal New York

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Alexa Bartlett is a Principal at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Consumer sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Lexie worked at Warburg Pincus and Bain Capital where she focused primarily on consumer and healthcare investments. Lexie started her career in the Private Equity Group at Goldman Sachs.

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