MFMark Foulds

Non-Executive Chairman

B.Sc. Engineering (British)

Born in 1963, Mark Foulds started his career in corporate finance at NatWest Investment Bank in the UK, but the bulk of his professional experience has been in the private equity sector.

He has worked both in direct investments, where he was a partner at two leading European mid-market LBO firms, Duke Street and Bridgepoint, and in the private equity fund-of-funds sector, where he was Deputy Managing Director of Parvilla, a French management company specialising in lower mid-market LBO firms across Western Europe. In addition to making commitments to primary funds, Mark also took secondary fund stakes and managed co-investments for the Parvilla funds. Mark has sat on the Investment Committees of both Duke Street and Parvilla.

He has been involved in making over 25 direct investments across a wide range of industry sectors, and has sat on the boards of all of these companies. He has specific experience of the business services and financial services sectors.

Mark has lived and worked in the UK, France, Belgium and South Africa. He is bilingual in English and French. He is fully certified both by the FSA in the UK and by the AMF in France.