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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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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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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Rhea Hamilton

Managing Director London

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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.

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Caroline Woodworth

Principal London

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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.

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Leo Wouters

Principal,
Capital Solutions
London

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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.

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Andrea Calabrò

Vice President London

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Andrea Calabrò is a Vice President 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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Oscar Engqvist

Vice President
Capital Partnering
London

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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.

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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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Fraser Johnston-Donne

Vice President London

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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.

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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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Matthew Powell

Vice President London

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Matthew Powell is a Vice President on the BeyondNetZero team and serves as the Head of ESG & Reporting for the venture. Before joining BeyondNetZero, Powell was the Chief of Staff at L1 Energy.

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James Whittington

Vice President London

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James Whittington is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the Financial Services sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, James was an Investment Director at CBPE Capital in London where he focused on investments in the financial services and business services sectors. Prior to that, he worked for BofAML as an Investment Banking Associate and for KPMG as an Associate.

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Claire Hogg

Operating Vice President London

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Claire Hogg is an Operating Vice President and part of General Atlantic’s Human Capital Group. She provides strategic support and advice to the firm’s portfolio companies in EMEA with a focus on Talent and Human Capital. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Claire was a Director at The Up Group, a leading European digital executive search, networking and advisory firm. Prior to that, she was a Consultant at Bright Young Things, focusing on executive hires in the consumer and technology sectors.

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Jesse Thomas

Operating Vice President London

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Jesse Thomas is an Operating Vice President in General Atlantic’s Growth Acceleration Group and leads the team’s data science capability. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Jesse was a Project Leader & Lead Data Scientist within the Boston Consulting Group’s Gamma team, focused on helping consumer and private equity clients drive value through data science initiatives. Prior to that he held various roles in consulting and environmental science.

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