General Atlantic Team

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

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Gabriel Caillaux

Co-President,
Managing Director,
Head of EMEA
London

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Gabriel Caillaux is Co-President, Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in EMEA. He is also a member of the firm’s Management, Investment, and Portfolio Committees. 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. He focuses on investments in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. Before joining General Atlantic, Gabriel worked in the telecoms, media & technology division at Merrill Lynch in London and New York.

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Chris Caulkin

Managing Director,
Head of Technology for EMEA
London

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Chris Caulkin is a Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA focusing on General Atlantic’s investments in the Technology sector. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2011, Chris was an Analyst and Associate at Warburg Pincus in London for four years where he concentrated on investments in the media, technology, and business services sectors. Before Warburg Pincus, Chris was an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group in London where he worked on a range of media, technology, and financial services projects.

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Roni Elchahal

Managing Director,
Head of EMEA Capital Partnering
London

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Roni Elchahal is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s capital partnering efforts in EMEA. Roni joined General Atlantic in 2007, focusing on investments in the firm’s Technology sector. He has also worked at CI Capital Partners where he helped source and execute middle market investments across various sectors, and at The Boston Consulting Group where he worked on strategic and operational projects across a variety of industries.

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Aaron Goldman

Managing Director,
Co-Head of Financial Services
London

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Aaron Goldman is a Managing Director and Co-Head of General Atlantic’s Financial Services sector with a particular focus on investments in financial technology. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2007, Aaron was part of the growth equity arm of the Fremont Group in San Francisco where he made several investments in the Internet, communications, and healthcare sectors. While at the Fremont Group, he served as President and Chief Financial Officer of LPL Technologies, a growth stage company focused on the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Prior to that, Aaron was an Analyst in Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette’s Leveraged Finance group.

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Melis Kahya Akar

Principal,
Head of Consumer for EMEA
London

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Melis Kahya Akar is a Principal 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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Aparna Aiyar

Vice President London

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Aparna Aiyar is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the Consumer sector. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2017, Aparna worked for TSG Consumer Partners as a Senior Associate and UBS as an Analyst, Global Consumer Products & Retail Group.

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Tom Hussey

Vice President London

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Tom Hussey is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Technology sector in EMEA. Before joining General Atlantic in 2013, Tom worked in corporate development at 21st Century Fox where he covered media assets in EMEA. Previously, he was a Strategy Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in London where he concentrated on private equity and technology, media & telecommunications.

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Heloise Marleau

Vice President London

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Heloise Marleau is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Technology sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2015, Heloise was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group at J.P. Morgan. She also completed a rotation in the J.P. Morgan Acquisition & Leveraged Finance group.

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Asheque Shams

Vice President London

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Asheque Shams is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the Technology sector. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2019, Asheque was a tech investor at Fidelity’s private capital arm, Eight Roads, focusing on venture capital and growth equity.

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Caroline Woodworth

Vice President London

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Caroline Woodworth is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Financial Services sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2015, Caroline was a Senior Associate at J.C. Flowers & Co. in London where she focused on investments in the financial services sector. Prior to that, Caroline was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Institutions group at Citigroup in New York.

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Shannee Braun

Senior Associate London

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Shannee Braun is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Financial Services sector. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2017, Shannee was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Institutions group at Citigroup in New York where she primarily focused on the financial technology and asset management sectors.

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Andrea Calabró

Senior Associate London

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Andrea Calabró is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s Consumer investments in EMEA, in addition to focusing on investments in Italy across all sectors. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2017, Andrea was an Analyst in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan both in London and in Milan.

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Georgia Dowdall

Senior Associate
Capital Partnering
London

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Georgia Dowdall is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s capital partnering efforts. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Georgia worked at Asante Capital. Prior to that, she was part of the International Finance Corporation’s Healthcare and Education Investment team and an Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at J.P. Morgan.

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Marta Suárez Estébanez

Senior Associate London

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Marta Suárez Estébanez is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Technology sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2017, Marta was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology group at Morgan Stanley where she primarily focused on the Internet, Software, Semiconductors, and IT Services sectors.

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Christian Braunfisch

Associate London

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Christian Braunfisch is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the EMEA region. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Christian was an Associate at Centerview Partners.

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Lauren Daum

Associate London

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Lauren Daum is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the EMEA region. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Lauren was Chief of Staff to the Chairman and the Chief Executive at DMGT plc. Before that, she was a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group.

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