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.
Lord John Browne
Chairman, BeyondNetZero London
Lord John Browne ×
Lord John Browne serves as Chairman of BeyondNetZero and is a Managing Director at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies. He advises the firm on environmental, social and governance considerations, with a particular focus on climate solutions and the path to Net Zero emissions.
Lord Browne served as Group Chief Executive of international energy company BP from 1995 to 2007, after having joined the company in 1966 as a university apprentice. He led the company through a period of significant growth and transformation, including BP’s merger with Amoco in 1998. His landmark speech at Stanford University in 1997 established BP as a global leader in the way it thought about and sought to address climate change. In 2007, Lord Browne joined Riverstone, where he was co-head of the renewable energy private equity fund until 2015. He is also a former Chairman of Wintershall Dea, a European independent oil and gas company.
Lord Browne is Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology. From 2010 to 2015, he was the UK Government’s Lead Non-Executive Board Member. He was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001. Lord Browne is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow and Past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He previously served on the boards of DaimlerChrysler, Goldman Sachs, Intel and SmithKline Beecham.
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.
Managing Director London
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.
Karim Boueiz ×
Karim Boueiz is a Principal at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s capital partnering efforts. Before joining General Atlantic in 2022, Karim was a Managing Director at Campbell Lutyens where he was responsible for LP coverage in the Middle East, French-speaking Europe and Southern Europe.
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.
Global Head of ESG London
Cornelia Gomez ×
Cornelia Gomez is a 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 (iCI), a Private Equity industry group that is sponsored by the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment. Previously, Cornelia led the Social and Environmental Compliance unit at Casino Group.
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.
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.
Vice President London
Ziyad Baeshen ×
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.
Vice President London
Andrea Calabrò ×
Andrea Calabrò is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the Technology sector. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2017, he worked in M&A 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.
Vice President London
Meili Eubank ×
Meili Eubank is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Consumer investments in EMEA. Before joining General Atlantic in 2017, Meili worked in the Private Equity Group at Goldman Sachs.