Partners

  • Partners

    • Thierry Baudon
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      Thierry Baudon

      Executive Chairman

      Thierry is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Mid Europa Partners. He chairs the Investment Committee of the firm. 

      Until 2016, Thierry led Mid Europa as its Managing Partner.  He has over 30 years of transaction and general management experience, including investing in the Region since 1985. Previously, he headed the International Finance Division of the SUEZ Group, and held senior positions with the EBRD and World Bank/IFC Group. 

       

      Education

      M.Sc. degree in Engineering from Paris Institute of Technology (AgroParisTech)

      A.M.P. from INSEAD, France

      M.A. in Economics & Finance from the Paris-Sorbonne University

      Languages

      French, German

       

    • Robert Knorr
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      Robert Knorr

      Co-Managing Partner

      Robert is the Co-Managing Partner of Mid Europa Partners.  He is a member of the Investment Committee and co-chairs the Management Committee of the firm.

      Prior to joining the team, he worked with Bankers Trust in London, where he sourced and executed transactions in the Region. Previously, he was a banker at Deutsche Bank in Milan.

       

      Education

      B.A. in Economics and Business from the University of Rome ''La Sapienza''

      Masters in Finance from London Business School

      Languages

      Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian, Italian

       

    • Matthew Strassberg
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      Matthew Strassberg

      Co-Managing Partner

      Matthew is the Co-Managing Partner of Mid Europa Partners. He is a member of the Investment Committee and co-chairs the Management Committee of the firm.  He is also co-head of the Warsaw office.

      Prior to joining the team, he worked in the leveraged finance team at Merrill Lynch in London.  Previously, he worked in the M&A department at J.P. Morgan in London and New York.  Matthew began his career in New York where he worked at Merrill Lynch and TLC Capital Partners, a buy-out firm of Reginald Lewis.

       

      Education

      B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago

      M.B.A. from INSEAD, France

      Languages

      Polish, Spanish, French

    • Zbigniew Rekusz
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      Zbigniew Rekusz

      Senior Advisor

      Zbigniew is a Senior Advisor to Mid Europa Partners.  He is responsible for monitoring the firm's investment in PKL.

      Prior to becoming Senior Advisor in 2016, he was a Senior Partner and served as co-head of the Warsaw office.  Prior to joining the team, he was a Principal at Baring Communications Equity. Previously, he worked as a financial manager at International UNP Holdings, where he was also a management board member of Multimedia Polska.  His prior experience also includes working as a consultant to the World Bank and Arthur Andersen.

      Education

      M.Sc. from the University of Economics, Budapest

      Chartered Accountant

      Languages

      Polish, Hungarian, Russian

       

    • Nikolaus Bethlen
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      Nikolaus Bethlen

      Partner

      Nikolaus is a Partner of Mid Europa Partners and is head of the Budapest office. He is responsible for deal sourcing, executing and monitoring of investments.

      Prior to joining the team, he worked with Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. in London, executing private equity investments across a broad range of sectors and geographies. Previously, he worked in the M&A and Capital Markets departments at Morgan Stanley in London. 

       

      Education

      B.A. in Economics from Durham University, UK

      Languages

      Hungarian, German, French

    • Kerim Turkmen
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      Kerim Turkmen

      Partner

      Kerim is a Partner of Mid Europa Partners.  He is responsible for deal sourcing, executing and monitoring of investments.

      Prior to joining the team, he worked at GMT Communications Partners, a private equity fund specialising in telecommunications and media.  Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch in London.

      Education

      B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London

      M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics


      Languages

      Turkish

       

    • Paweł Padusiński
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      Paweł Padusiński

      Partner

      Paweł is a Partner of Mid Europa Partners and the co-head of the Warsaw office. He is responsible for deal sourcing, executing and monitoring of investments.

      Prior to joining the team, Paweł worked in the Corporate Finance Department at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Warsaw.

      Education

      M.Sc. in Finance & Banking and Strategic Management from the Warsaw School of Economics

      Chartered Financial Analyst

      Languages

      Polish, German

    • Manish Mittal
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      Manish Mittal

      Partner, Chief Operating Officer

      Manish is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Mid Europa Partners.

      Prior to joining the team, he was the Finance Director at Kennet Partners. He has also worked for Advent Venture Partners and he began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

       

       

      Education

      B.Sc. in Mathematics and Chemistry, University of Sheffield, UK

      M.Sc. in Finance, University of Leicester, UK

      Chartered Accountant

      Chartered Tax Advisor