Team

Hugues Lepic

Hugues Lepic is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer and the Chair of the Investment Committee. Previously, he spent 22 years at Goldman Sachs where he was the Head of the Merchant Banking Division and spent most of his career building the Principal Investment Area and Merchant Banking franchises in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and established Goldman Sachs as one of the leading principal investors in Europe in private equity, credit, and infrastructure investing.

Hugues holds an MSc from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Ben Freeman

Ben Freeman is the Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he spent 11 years at Bridgepoint, in the non-investment side of the business as the Finance Director, and more recently in a portfolio management role. Prior to that, he was the Finance Director of an AIM listed investment company.

Ben is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Carl Olsson

Carl Olsson is an Associate. Prior to that, he worked with the Nordica Investment Banking team at Nomura.

Carl holds an MSc in Finance from ESADE Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from Stockholm University.

Jamie Rahamim

Jamie Rahamim is a Principal. Previously, he was responsible for deal origination and execution in the private equity team at RIT Capital. Before joining RIT, Jamie worked as both an Analyst and an Associate at UBS, advising on a range of M&A, equity and debt capital market transactions.

Jamie holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Bristol and has a Masters in Finance degree From London Business School.

Jean de Pourtales

Jean de Pourtales is a Managing Director. Previously, he enjoyed a 24 year career at Goldman Sachs where he worked in the Mergers and Acquisition advisory business in London, Paris and New York, before joining the Principal Investment Area at its inception in London in 1992. In 1997 he moved to the Real Estate Principal Investment Area in Europe, which he then co-headed from 2010.

Jean holds a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Merton College, Oxford University.

Justine Dobbs-Higginson

Justine Dobbs-Higginson is a Managing Director. She has 24 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including ten years spent in investment banking, where she worked at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, as a director, in Equity Capital Markets, and ten years raising alternative assets, most notably private equity, at Co-Investment Capital LLP, which she founded in 2007.

Justine holds a BA in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College, USA.

Maneesh Sharma

Maneesh Sharma is a Managing Director. Prior to joining Aleph, Maneesh worked as an independent investment consultant on a number of private equity investments. Before this, he was at Lazard, where he completed a wide-range of M&A and financing transactions.

He holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Marie-Chantal Coe

Marie-Chantal Coe is an analyst in the Investor Relations team. She began her career in the Merchant Banking division at Goldman Sachs supporting the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Private Equity business. Following Goldman Sachs, Marie-Chantal worked at Crestview Partners.

Marie-Chantal holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of London.

Olga Fuhrmann

Olga Fuhrmann is an Associate. Previously, she worked for Barclays in London as an Investment Banking Analyst.

Olga holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering with Management from the University of Edinburgh.

Sophie Lanfranc

Sophie Lanfranc is Executive Assistant to Hugues Lepic. Previously, she held positions at PrePay Solutions, Condé Nast Jonhansens, Christie’s and Discovery Channels.

Sophie holds a degree from the INALCO and studied Anthropology at University Paris VIII.