General Atlantic Team

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

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William E. Ford

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer New York

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Bill Ford is General Atlantic’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with three decades of experience investing in and helping build leading growth companies, including IHS Markit, e*Trade, Priceline, and First Republic Bank. Bill joined General Atlantic in 1991 and became CEO in 2007. He serves as Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and is a member of the Investment, Portfolio, and Operating Committees. Under Bill’s leadership, General Atlantic has expanded its global presence, increased its capital base, and deepened its capabilities to identify and partner with high-potential growth companies across multiple business sectors and geographies.

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Steven Denning

Chairman Emeritus Stamford

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Steven A. Denning is Chairman Emeritus of General Atlantic and has been part of the firm since its founding in 1980. As the second investment professional at the firm, Steve helped build General Atlantic with a singular vision of supporting entrepreneurs as they work to grow their businesses. From the outset, his mission has been to partner with strong growth companies led by exceptional management teams to help their organizations become market leaders. For over three decades, Steve has helped General Atlantic become a leading global growth investment firm, today with 14 offices around the world. Steve also served on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University from 2004 to 2017, including as its Chairman from 2012 to 2017. Before joining General Atlantic, Steve worked at McKinsey & Company and served for six years in the U.S. Navy.

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David Hodgson

Vice Chairman New York

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Dave Hodgson is Vice Chairman of General Atlantic and has been a member of the investment team for more than 30 years, with extensive experience across the firm’s sectors. After joining General Atlantic as its third investment professional in 1982, he helped build the firm with a singular vision of supporting entrepreneurs as they work to grow their businesses. From the outset, Dave’s mission has been to partner with strong growth companies led by exceptional management teams to help their organizations become market leaders.

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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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Martín Escobari

Co-President,
Managing Director,
Head of Latin America
New York, São Paulo

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Martín Escobari is Co-President, Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in Latin America. Martín is Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee and also serves on the Management and Portfolio Committees.

Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, Martín was a Managing Director at Advent International where he focused on the financial services sector. Prior to that, he was Co-Founder and CFO of Submarino.com, a leading Brazilian online retailer that went public on the Bovespa and was sold to Lojas Americanas in 2006. Martin started his career as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

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Anton Levy

Co-President,
Managing Director,
Global Head of Technology
New York

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Anton Levy is Co-President, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Technology sector. Anton also serves on the firm’s Management, Investment and Portfolio Committees. In addition to the companies mentioned below, Anton has led General Atlantic’s investments in leading technology companies such as Alibaba, CrowdStrike, Facebook, Slack and Snapchat and co-led investments in Adyen and Bytedance. Anton has been named to the Forbes Midas List of top investors each year from 2014 to 2022. Before joining General Atlantic in 1998, Anton was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he focused on the technology sector.

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Lance Uggla

CEO, BeyondNetZero London

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Lance Uggla is the CEO of BeyondNetZero, General Atlantic’s climate growth equity venture focused on supporting and scaling high-growth companies that are developing innovative solutions seeking to meet and exceed net zero emissions targets. Before joining General Atlantic in 2022, Lance was Chairman and CEO at IHS Markit, the global information company, prior to its $44 billion merger with S&P Global. Lance founded Markit in 2003, took it public in 2014 and co-led its merger of equals with IHS in 2016. Earlier in his career, he held executive roles at both Toronto Dominion Bank and The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

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Eli Aheto

Managing Director
Climate
New York

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Eli Aheto is a Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team. Before joining BeyondNetZero, Aheto led investments in renewable energy, mobility and agricultural technology at Virgo Investment Group. Aheto began his career at Goldman Sachs and General Atlantic before joining Anchorage Capital Group to lead the firm’s energy investments.

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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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Anish Batlaw

Managing Director New York

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Anish Batlaw is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s Human Capital efforts (people, pay, and performance) in support of its global portfolio companies. His responsibilities include development of General Atlantic’s talent network, assessment and development of management teams, executive compensation, governance structures, and providing strategic Human Capital counsel to the firm and its portfolio companies.

Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2015, Anish worked at TPG Capital as an Operating Partner and Head of Human Capital for Asia. Prior to TPG, he was with Novartis in various leadership positions, including VP & Head of HR for Pharmaceuticals, U.S., and Europe, and as Head of Corporate Talent Management. He also worked at Microsoft as General Manager of HR in Redmond, Washington. Early in his career, Anish worked at PepsiCo, in various markets such as the U.S., India, China, and Vietnam.

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Michael Bevan

Managing Director
Climate
New York

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Michael Bevan is a Managing Director on the BeyondNetZero team. Bevan has over 25 years of investment experience exclusively focused on sustainable growth investing. Previously, Bevan was a General Partner at Element Partners, a firm dedicated to growth equity investing in environmental businesses. Prior to Element, he was a Partner at Advent International and helped co-manage a dedicated fund focused on minority growth equity transactions into companies focused on sustainability. He also worked at EnerTech Capital, a venture capital fund focused on alternative energy technology investing.

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Matthew Bonanno

Managing Director New York

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Matthew Bonanno is a Managing Director at General Atlantic focused on the firm’s Capital Solutions effort. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Matthew was a Partner at Iron Park Capital Partners. Prior to that, he was a Partner, Co-Head of North American Credit and Portfolio Manager at York Capital Management. Matthew has also previously held roles at The Blackstone Group, News Corporation, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

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David Buckley

Managing Director New York, Stamford

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David Buckley is a Managing Director and leads General Atlantic’s Growth Acceleration Group, which integrates market research, data science, and revenue acceleration efforts across the firm’s global investment program at every stage in the investment lifecycle. David and his team work closely with portfolio company executive teams to support key digital marketing, pricing optimization, and sales effectiveness initiatives, and by providing access to the GA Network. Before joining General Atlantic in 2011, David worked at McKinsey & Company where he served clients in the High Tech, Private Equity, and Industrial sectors as a member of the Marketing and Sales practice. Previously, he served as a Captain in the United States Army.

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Rodrigo Catunda

Managing Director, Co-Head of Brazil Office São Paulo

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Rodrigo Catunda is a Managing Director Co-Head of General Atlantic’s Brazil Office. He also focuses on the firm’s investments across various sectors in Latin America. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2011, Rodrigo was an Investment Banking Associate at J.P. Morgan in São Paulo and New York, focused on Latin America.

 

 

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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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Luis Cervantes

Managing Director,
Head of Mexico Office
Mexico City

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Luis Cervantes is a Managing Director and leads General Atlantic’s Mexico City office, focusing on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and across Latin America. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2013, Luis was an Associate at Advent International where he concentrated on investments across sectors in Latin America. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS in the Latin American group based in Mexico City. Luis is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He also formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana.

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