General Atlantic Team
Our global team is dedicated to helping our portfolio companies become market leaders domestically, regionally, and globally.
Head of EMEA London
Gabriel Caillaux ×
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.
Melis Kahya Akar
Head of Consumer for EMEA London
Melis Kahya Akar ×
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.
Head of Technology for EMEA London
Chris Caulkin ×
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.
Head of EMEA Capital Partnering London
Roni Elchahal ×
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.
Rhea Hamilton ×
Rhea Hamilton is a Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team. Hamilton brings nearly two decades of investing experience focused on climate and sustainability. Before joining BeyondNetZero, she was a Managing Director at OGCI Climate Investments, where she led the venture and growth equity investments globally. Prior to this, Hamilton headed private equity transactions focused on sustainable technology and clean energy, both for a large European family office as well as for a pioneer in sustainable investing, RobecoSAM.
Tom Hussey ×
Tom Hussey is a Principal 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.
Natasha Fowlie ×
Natasha Fowlie is a Principal on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero, Natasha was a Principal at Riverstone Holdings, a private equity firm dedicated to investing in energy, power and renewables infrastructure. Prior to that, she worked at Goldman Sachs.
Caroline Woodworth ×
Caroline Woodworth is a Principal 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.
Capital Solutions London
Leo Wouters ×
Leo Wouters is a Principal and focuses on the Atlantic Park and Capital Solutions business at General Atlantic. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Leo served as Executive Director on the Leveraged Finance and Acquisition team at Morgan Stanley in London, where he focused on high yield and leveraged loan transactions across multiple sectors and geographies for buyouts, acquisitions, and refinancing. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Leo has held roles at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers in Leveraged Finance and was also an Associate at General Atlantic in London where he focused on Growth Equity.
Operating Principal London
Cornelia Gomez ×
Cornelia Gomez is an Operating Principal at General Atlantic and the firm’s Global Head of ESG. In this role, she oversees the firm’s strategy to advance environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts for its global operations and across its portfolio. Before joining General Atlantic in 2022, Cornelia was Head of ESG and Sustainability at PAI Partners, and she also served as the Global Coordinator for the International Climate Initiative, an industry group that is sponsored by the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment. Previously, Cornelia led the Social Compliance unit at Casino Group.
Vice President London
Andrea Calabrò ×
Andrea Calabrò is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s Consumer, Internet and Technology investments in EMEA. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2017, Andrea worked in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan in London and Milan.
Capital Partnering London
Georgia Dowdall ×
Georgia Dowdall is a Vice President 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.
Capital Partnering London
Oscar Engqvist ×
Oscar Engqvist is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s capital partnering efforts. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Oscar worked as a Fundraising Manager at Livingbridge, helping lead fundraising and investor relations activities. Prior to that, he was an Investment Associate at Capital Dynamics.
Fraser Johnston-Donne ×
Fraser Johnston-Donne is a Vice President on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero in 2021, Fraser was an associate at Riverstone Holdings, a private equity firm dedicated to investing in energy, power and renewables infrastructure. Prior to that, he was an associate at the UK Green Investment Bank, a UK government owned infrastructure fund making equity investments in offshore wind projects. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst in the Energy & Power team at Rothschild & Co. He started his career at Bloomberg New Energy Finance where he conducted analysis on power and renewables markets.
Vice President London
Heloise Marleau ×
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.