General Atlantic Team
Our global team is dedicated to helping our portfolio companies become market leaders domestically, regionally, and globally.
Senior Advisor New York
Cathy Beaudoin ×
Cathy Beaudoin is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies. Before joining General Atlantic in 2017, Cathy served as President of Amazon Fashion for eight years. During this time, she brought hundreds of reputable brands to Amazon, led Amazon’s 2012 sponsorship of the Met Ball, the opening of Amazon’s 40,000-square-foot photo studio in Williamsburg, New York, and a multi-year partnership with The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to sponsor New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Prior to Amazon, she served as General Manager of Gap’s Piperlime, the e-commerce shoe platform she founded in 2005. While at Gap, she held a number of senior marketing positions across the company’s Old Navy and Banana Republic brands. Cathy began her career at Ogilvy One Worldwide.
Loek van den Boog
Senior Advisor Amsterdam
Loek van den Boog ×
Loek van den Boog is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic and focuses on technology. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2019, Loek was the former Senior Vice President of EMEA for Oracle, as well as chairman of Mendix, Global Collect and Myriad. Loek will leverage his software and technology expertise and expansive network to provide strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies.
Lord John Browne
Senior Advisor London
Lord John Browne ×
Lord John Browne is a Senior Advisor 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 world’s largest renewable energy private equity fund until 2015. He is currently Chairman of Wintershall Dea, Europe’s largest independent oil and gas company.
From 2010 to 2015, Lord Browne 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.
Senior Advisor Mexico City
Enrique Castillo ×
Enrique Castillo is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, drawing on more than 38 years of financial sector experience to provide strategic support and advice to the firm and its portfolio companies in Latin America. Enrique is also a Senior Partner at Ventura Capital Privado. Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ixe Grupo Financiero from 2000 to 2013 and served as President of the Mexican Banking Association (Asociación de Bancos de México) from 2007 to 2009.
Henri de Castries
Senior Advisor London
Henri de Castries ×
Henri de Castries is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the EMEA region. Before joining General Atlantic in 2017, Henri served as Chairman and CEO of AXA, spending a total of 27 years at the company. During this time, he oversaw multiple merger and acquisitions transactions including AXA’s acquisition of Group UAP in 1997 and Winterthur Group in 2007. Prior to AXA, he served in the French Treasury Department, during which time he was appointed to oversee foreign exchange markets and balance of payments.
Dachen Chu ×
Dachen Chu is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies, with operational and strategic expertise in helping to scale global internet businesses. Dr. Chu previously served as a Corporate Advisor and Vice President at ByteDance, where he oversaw strategy and investment. Prior to ByteDance, he served in various leadership roles at internet companies, including Vice President of Sina Group, CEO of Sina MiaoChe, General Manager of Weibo open platform, and General Manager of Baidu Corporation’s contextual ads business unit.
Senior Advisor New York
Todd Diener ×
Todd Diener is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the Consumer sector, drawing on his extensive experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Before joining General Atlantic in 2017, Todd spent 28 years with Brinker International, helping Chili’s, a small restaurant chain, grow into an iconic, global restaurant brand. After serving as President of Chili’s for five years, he became Brinker International’s Chief Operating Officer with oversight of the company’s core brands, including Chili’s, Corner Bakery Café, Maggiano’s Little Italy, On the Border, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Todd returned to the role of Chili’s President in 2005 when the brand entered its most aggressive growth phase, building 75-125 new locations per year through the end of 2009 when he retired. Todd is also an Operating Partner at several private equity firms and performs due diligence projects for potential acquisitions.
Senior Advisor São Paulo
Conrado Engel ×
Conrado Engel is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in Latin America. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, he served as Senior Executive Vice President at Banco Santander Brasil, where he oversaw the Retail and Wealth Management & Specialized Businesses, including Auto Joint Ventures. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Risk and Compliance Committee at Banco Santander. Prior to this, Conrado held several senior roles at HSBC, including CEO of HSBC Brasil and Retail Director for HSBC Asia Pacific. He also previously served as CEO at Financeira Losango and in senior positions at Banco Nacional-Unibanco. Conrado began his career at Citibank S.A.
Senior Advisor New York
Raul Fernandez ×
Raul Fernandez is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies. Raul has more than three decades of executive experience helping scale innovative and fast-growing technology companies. Earlier in his career, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ObjectVideo, a leading developer of intelligent video surveillance software. Raul also founded Proxicom, which under his leadership evolved into a leading global provider of e-commerce solutions for Fortune 500 companies before going public in 1999. In addition to his role at General Atlantic, Raul is also Vice Chairman and Owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a private partnership which owns Washington, DC sports franchises including the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, and Wizards District Gaming NBA 2K team, and which also owns and operates the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
Senior Advisor Palo Alto
Mark Garrett ×
Mark Garrett is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the Technology sector. Before joining General Atlantic in 2018, Mark served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adobe Systems, Inc. for 11 years. Prior to Adobe, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in the Software Group of EMC Corporation. Mark also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Documentum before it was acquired by EMC.
Dr. Mohit Kaushal
Senior Advisor Palo Alto
Dr. Mohit Kaushal ×
Dr. Mohit Kaushal is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the Healthcare sector, drawing on his extensive career in investing, clinical medicine, academia, and public policy. Mohit served as a member of the White House Health IT task force during the Obama Administration and built and led the first dedicated healthcare team at the Federal Communications Commission. He serves on the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee and the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, advising Health and Human Services on data access and use. Mohit is also an ER physician, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, and continues to be active within public policy as a Scholar in Residence at the newly created Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. Earlier in his career, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution.
Advisory Director New York
Rene Kern ×
Rene Kern is an Advisory Director at General Atlantic. Rene joined General Atlantic in 1996, and during his tenure he established General Atlantic’s business in Europe and opened the London office in 2000. From 2004-2007, he led the firm’s Financial Services sector and from 2015-2018 he served as Head of the firm’s Resources Group. Before his 22 years at General Atlantic, Rene worked in the Investment Banking division at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, and served as a management consultant at Bain & Company in Boston.
Dr. Judson Linville
Senior Advisor New York
Dr. Judson Linville ×
Dr. Judson Linville is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, bringing more than 30 years of international leadership experience at the intersection of financial services, technology, media, and marketing. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Dr. Linville was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Global Cards and Consumer Services at Citigroup, which he joined in 2010. While there, he led the largest global credit card franchise, representing $13 billion in revenue and 55 million individual and small business customers across 18 countries. He also ran digital, marketing, and data/analytics efforts across all of Citigroup’s consumer lines of business. Dr. Linville also served as a member of the Citigroup Operating Committee and the Citi Consumer Management Committee
Prior to Citigroup, Dr. Linville spent more than two decades at American Express, where he held leadership roles including President and CEO of Consumer Services, President of the U.S. Consumer Card Services Group, and President of Corporate Services. While at American Express, he led the Consumer Card, Membership Rewards, and Consumer Travel businesses in the U.S., as well as the Prepaid Card and Travelers Cheques businesses on a global basis, representing over 50% of the company’s earnings. He was also a member of the American Express Operating Committee, a six-person senior management team that set the strategic direction for the company alongside the CEO.
David Mangum ×
David Mangum is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic; he brings significant expertise in global financial technology, payments solutions and software. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2019, David was President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Payments Inc. (GPN). David was instrumental in leading the transformation of Global Payments from a payment processor to a worldwide provider of technology services and software. Prior to that, David was GPN’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. David also previously held executive leadership roles at Fiserv, Inc. and CheckFree Corporation.
Senior Advisor New York
John Maraganore ×
Dr. John Maraganore is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the Life Sciences sector. Since 2002, Dr. Maraganore has served as the CEO of Alnylam, a biopharmaceutical company focused on RNAi therapeutics. Prior to Alnylam, Dr. Maraganore served as an officer and a member of the management team for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As Senior Vice President, Strategic Product Development for Millennium, he was responsible for the company’s product franchises in oncology, and cardiovascular, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases. He was previously Vice President, Strategic Planning and M&A and, prior to that, he was General Manager of Millennium BioTherapeutics, Inc., a former subsidiary of Millennium. Before Millennium, he served as Director of Molecular Biology and Director of Market and Business Development at Biogen, Inc. At Biogen, Dr. Maraganore invented and led the discovery and development of ANGIOMAX® (bivalirudin) for injection, formerly HIRULOGTM and currently marketed by The Medicines Company. Prior to Biogen, Dr. Maraganore was a scientist at ZymoGenetics, Inc., and the Upjohn Company.
Dr. Lloyd Minor
Dr. Lloyd Minor ×
Dr. Lloyd Minor is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the Life Sciences sector, drawing upon his extensive leadership experience as a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. Dr. Minor also serves as the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, a position he has held since December 2012. He is also a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and a professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy, at Stanford University.
Before joining Stanford, Dr. Minor was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his appointment as provost in 2009, Dr. Minor served as the Andelot Professor and director (chair) of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and otolaryngologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. With more than 160 published articles and chapters, Dr. Minor is an expert in balance and inner ear disorders. In 2012, Dr. Minor was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine.