Quilvest's Governance

Board of Quilvest S.A.

The board of Quilvest S.A. is composed of seven members including two independent directors chairing both the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Under the chairmanship of Adrien de Boisanger, the board ensures that the interests of the group and of its shareholders are served and protected.
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Adrien de Boisanger

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

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Robin Filmer Wilson

BOARD MEMBER

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Alexis Meffre

BOARD MEMBER

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Ana Sainz de Vicuña

BOARD MEMBER

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Gonzalo Tanoira

BOARD MEMBER

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Robert Kneip

INDEPENDANT BOARD MEMBER
REMUNERATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

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Philippe Hoss

INDEPENDANT BOARD MEMBER
AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Management Team

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Jean-Benoit Lachaise

CFO AND SECRETARY GENERAL

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Florian Osman

GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL

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Manuel Fischer

CHIEF COMPLIANCE MANAGER

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Walé Robert

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Adrien de Boisanger

Adrien de Boisanger is the Executive Chairman of Quilvest S.A. and sits on the board of the group subsidiaries (Quilvest & Partners S.A. and Quilvest Switzerland Ltd). He is the co-founder of 360 Advisory LLP, a buy-side advisory firm, specialising in unlisted equity transactions.


Prior to 360 Advisory, Adrien spent over 15 years working in various Investment Banking divisions of leading Financial Institutions (RBS, Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas), in Madrid, Paris and London.


During the course of his career, Adrien has advised Financial Institutions and Corporate clients in structuring highly complex financial engineering structures, working in both Fixed Income and Equity divisions.


His managerial responsibilities ranged from origination and structuring, to the execution of cross-border financial transactions.
Adrien acted as Guest Teacher in Finance at the London School of Economics, where he received an award for “outstanding contribution to teaching” in 2014.


He formerly acted as Chairman of the supervisory board of Quilvest Banque Privée, and as Vice-Chairman of Quilvest Wealth Management and is currently a member of the board of International Advisory Services, the Bemberg family council.


Adrien graduated from Paris II University (MA Company and Tax Law), and holds two post-graduate degrees from University College London (LLM), and the London School of Economics (Finance). Adrien de Boisanger lives in London.

Adrien de Boisanger

Adrien de Boisanger is the Executive Chairman of Quilvest S.A. and sits on the board of the group subsidiaries (Quilvest & Partners S.A. and Quilvest Switzerland Ltd). He is the co-founder of 360 Advisory LLP, a buy-side advisory firm, specialising in unlisted equity transactions.


Prior to 360 Advisory, Adrien spent over 15 years working in various Investment Banking divisions of leading Financial Institutions (RBS, Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas), in Madrid, Paris and London.


During the course of his career, Adrien has advised Financial Institutions and Corporate clients in structuring highly complex financial engineering structures, working in both Fixed Income and Equity divisions.


His managerial responsibilities ranged from origination and structuring, to the execution of cross-border financial transactions.
Adrien acted as Guest Teacher in Finance at the London School of Economics, where he received an award for “outstanding contribution to teaching” in 2014.


He formerly acted as Chairman of the supervisory board of Quilvest Banque Privée, and as Vice-Chairman of Quilvest Wealth Management and is currently a member of the board of International Advisory Services, the Bemberg family council.


Adrien graduated from Paris II University (MA Company and Tax Law), and holds two post-graduate degrees from University College London (LLM), and the London School of Economics (Finance). Adrien de Boisanger lives in London.

Robin Filmer Wilson

Robin Filmer-Wilson sits on the Board of Directors of Quilvest SA, Quilvest Capital Partners and Quilvest Switzerland.

Robin has over 25 years of private equity experience in the US, Asia, the UK and France.

Robin started his career with the private equity team at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York before continuing in Europe with Baring Private Equity Partners, TCR Capital and then the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension fund.

Most recently, Robin is a founding partner at Archimed, a global private equity fund focused on Biopharma and Medtech with offices in Lyon, New York, Singapore and €8bn AUM. He currently leads the Pharma Services team there. He is also a Director of the EURÊKA Foundation, ARCHIMED’s charitable foundation.

Robin holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and a MBA from INSEAD.

Robin Filmer Wilson

Robin Filmer-Wilson sits on the Board of Directors of Quilvest SA, Quilvest Capital Partners and Quilvest Switzerland.

Robin has over 25 years of private equity experience in the US, Asia, the UK and France.

Robin started his career with the private equity team at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York before continuing in Europe with Baring Private Equity Partners, TCR Capital and then the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension fund.

Most recently, Robin is a founding partner at Archimed, a global private equity fund focused on Biopharma and Medtech with offices in Lyon, New York, Singapore and €8bn AUM. He currently leads the Pharma Services team there. He is also a Director of the EURÊKA Foundation, ARCHIMED’s charitable foundation.

Robin holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and a MBA from INSEAD.

Alexis Meffre

Alexis Meffre is a board member of Quilvest SA. He joined Quilvest Capital Partners in 2018 and currently acts as its Executive Chairman and Executive Committee Head.

Alexis has over 20 years of private equity and finance experience across Europe, the USA and the Emerging Markets.


Prior to joining Quilvest, Alexis was a Director at ACG Capital (ex Groupama Private Equity): co-manager of the investment team and member of the investment committee. He was leading private equity fund Investments in primary and secondary opportunities, buy-out, venture capital / growth equity, debt funds / mezzanine, infrastructure and special situations. He was also actively involved in client relationship, fundraising and new products development.


From 2003 to 2007, Alexis worked at Proparco (a French Development Financial Institution) where he co-founded the Private Equity team, focusing on Emerging markets (direct investments, private equity fund investments and co-investments).


He started his career as financial analyst in Sydney with BNP PARIBAS Equities Australia and then joined GOLDMAN SACHS Global Investment Research focusing on EMEA markets in London.


Alexis serves on the Bemberg Family Council, as well as the Boards of Quilvest SA, Quilvest Wealth Management S.A., and QCP AM (the Quilvest Group AIFM).


Alexis is a graduate from HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and IEP Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). He is married with four children.  

Alexis Meffre

Alexis Meffre is a board member of Quilvest SA. He joined Quilvest Capital Partners in 2018 and currently acts as its Executive Chairman and Executive Committee Head.

Alexis has over 20 years of private equity and finance experience across Europe, the USA and the Emerging Markets.

Prior to joining Quilvest, Alexis was a Director at ACG Capital (ex Groupama Private Equity): co-manager of the investment team and member of the investment committee. He was leading private equity fund Investments in primary and secondary opportunities, buy-out, venture capital / growth equity, debt funds / mezzanine, infrastructure and special situations. He was also actively involved in client relationship, fundraising and new products development.

From 2003 to 2007, Alexis worked at Proparco (a French Development Financial Institution) where he co-founded the Private Equity team, focusing on Emerging markets (direct investments, private equity fund investments and co-investments).

He started his career as financial analyst in Sydney with BNP PARIBAS Equities Australia and then joined GOLDMAN SACHS Global Investment Research focusing on EMEA markets in London.

Alexis serves on the Bemberg Family Council, as well as the Boards of Quilvest SA, Quilvest Wealth Management S.A., and QCP AM (the Quilvest Group AIFM).

Alexis is a graduate from HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and IEP Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). He is married with four children.

Ana Sainz de Vicuña​

Ana sits on the board of directors of Quilvest SA, Quilvest Capital Partners, and Quilvest Switzerland.

From 1984 to 2003 she worked for Merrill Lynch in Spain both in the Private Banking and Investment Banking units holding a number of different managerial positions.

Since 2004 she has been a board member of Corporación Financiera Guadalmar, a diversified Family Office with assets in Spain and Latin America (mainly Argentina and Chile). She supervises the Financial Investments Committee as well as the investments in hospitality in Chile.

Ana is also member of the board of Grupo Security in Chile since 2009. Grupo Security is a Holding Company owning a Bank, an Insurance Company, an Asset Manager and a Services Company. It is listed in the Santiago de Chile Stock Exchange.

In May 2014 she joined the Board of Inmobiliaria Colonial S.A a listed holding Company who owns Real Estate in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris. She is Chairman of the Audit committee.

In June 2015 she joined the Board of Acciona S.A, a leading firm in Infrastructure, Renewable Energies and water services. She was also asked to join the Audit Committee. Acciona is also listed in the Madrid Stock Exchange

Ana Sainz de Vicuña​

Ana sits on the board of directors of Quilvest SA, Quilvest Capital Partners, and Quilvest Switzerland.

From 1984 to 2003 she worked for Merrill Lynch in Spain both in the Private Banking and Investment Banking units holding a number of different managerial positions.

Since 2004 she has been a board member of Corporación Financiera Guadalmar, a diversified Family Office with assets in Spain and Latin America (mainly Argentina and Chile). She supervises the Financial Investments Committee as well as the investments in hospitality in Chile.

Ana is also member of the board of Grupo Security in Chile since 2009. Grupo Security is a Holding Company owning a Bank, an Insurance Company, an Asset Manager and a Services Company. It is listed in the Santiago de Chile Stock Exchange.

In May 2014 she joined the Board of Inmobiliaria Colonial S.A a listed holding Company who owns Real Estate in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris. She is Chairman of the Audit committee.

In June 2015 she joined the Board of Acciona S.A, a leading firm in Infrastructure, Renewable Energies and water services. She was also asked to join the Audit Committee. Acciona is also listed in the Madrid Stock Exchange

Gonzalo Tanoira

Gonzalo Tanoira sits on the board of directors of Quilvest SA and Quilvest Capital Partners. Mr. Tanoira lives in Buenos Aires and is a Director of several Argentine companies.

He is currently the president of the Board of Directors of SA San Miguel, the largest citrus producer of the southern hemisphere, with operations in Argentina, Uruguay and South Africa. He is also a director of Grupo Peñaflor, the largest wine company in Argentina.

Previously Mr. Tanoira was the Finance Director of Patagonia Gold, a mining company listed in the AIM market of the LSE, and was appointed by the Argentine government as director in its national airliner, Aerolineas Argentinas. Prior to that, he was the general manager of MBHolding, an Argentinean private equity fund owned by the Miguens family.

During the 90s, Gonzalo worked in investment banking in New York for Bear Stearns, in its corporate finance division for Latin America, issuing debt and equity for major corporations in Latam. He also worked in consulting as an Associate for Booz Allen & Hamilton in its offices in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Santiago de Chile.

Mr. Tanoira holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Belgrano University (Buenos Aires) and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and part of the business council of Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires.

Gonzalo Tanoira

Gonzalo Tanoira sits on the board of directors of Quilvest SA and Quilvest Capital Partners. Mr. Tanoira lives in Buenos Aires and is a Director of several Argentine companies.

He is currently the president of the Board of Directors of SA San Miguel, the largest citrus producer of the southern hemisphere, with operations in Argentina, Uruguay and South Africa. He is also a director of Grupo Peñaflor, the largest wine company in Argentina.

Previously Mr. Tanoira was the Finance Director of Patagonia Gold, a mining company listed in the AIM market of the LSE, and was appointed by the Argentine government as director in its national airliner, Aerolineas Argentinas. Prior to that, he was the general manager of MBHolding, an Argentinean private equity fund owned by the Miguens family.

During the 90s, Gonzalo worked in investment banking in New York for Bear Stearns, in its corporate finance division for Latin America, issuing debt and equity for major corporations in Latam. He also worked in consulting as an Associate for Booz Allen & Hamilton in its offices in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Santiago de Chile.

Mr. Tanoira holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Belgrano University (Buenos Aires) and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and part of the business council of Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires.

Robert Kneip

Over the past 28 years, the founder and CEO of KNEIP has put his vision and energy into building KNEIP into the preferred partner to the fund industry. He successfully sold his group to Deutsche Börse Group in 2022.

He studied at the University of Paris II-Assas and the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris. 

The business acumen gained from his past experiences as founder of Chèque-Repas Luxembourg S.A., International Development for Sodexho Group, Managing Director of Germany’s Weka GmbH & Co KG and Managing Director of Publicité et Promotion S.àr.l have contributed to KNEIP’s success today. 

Bob holds industry, charity and media Directorships, which serve to add value not just to the company, but to the Industry as a whole.

Robert Kneip

Over the past 28 years, the founder and CEO of KNEIP has put his vision and energy into building KNEIP into the preferred partner to the fund industry. He successfully sold his group to Deutsche Börse Group in 2022.

He studied at the University of Paris II-Assas and the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris. 

The business acumen gained from his past experiences as founder of Chèque-Repas Luxembourg S.A., International Development for Sodexho Group, Managing Director of Germany’s Weka GmbH & Co KG and Managing Director of Publicité et Promotion S.àr.l have contributed to KNEIP’s success today. 

Bob holds industry, charity and media Directorships, which serve to add value not just to the company, but to the Industry as a whole.

Philippe Hoss

Mr. Hoss is a partner at Elvinger Hoss Prussen, société anonyme since 1990. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1987.

His principal fields of activity are mergers and acquisitions as well as capital markets, securitisations, banking, finance and securities law.

Philippe is a member of various working groups set up by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, the Luxembourg regulator of the financial sector. He is also member of the working group of the Commission d’Etudes Législatives at the Ministry of Justice in charge of the reform of Luxembourg Company Law.

He lectures on various business and financial law matters at Luxembourg University and on company law in the courses for admittance to the Luxembourg Bar.
Philippe authored the first published English translation of the Law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies and of all subsequent updates thereof. He also authored the first published English translation of the law of 30 March 1988 on understandings for collective investments which implemented the first EU UCITS Directive of 1985.

He holds a post graduate degree (DEA) in business law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne.

Philippe Hoss

Mr. Hoss is a partner at Elvinger Hoss Prussen, société anonyme since 1990. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1987.

His principal fields of activity are mergers and acquisitions as well as capital markets, securitisations, banking, finance and securities law.

Philippe is a member of various working groups set up by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, the Luxembourg regulator of the financial sector. He is also member of the working group of the Commission d’Etudes Législatives at the Ministry of Justice in charge of the reform of Luxembourg Company Law.

He lectures on various business and financial law matters at Luxembourg University and on company law in the courses for admittance to the Luxembourg Bar.
Philippe authored the first published English translation of the Law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies and of all subsequent updates thereof. He also authored the first published English translation of the law of 30 March 1988 on understandings for collective investments which implemented the first EU UCITS Directive of 1985.

He holds a post graduate degree (DEA) in business law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne.

Jean-Benoît Lachaise

Jean-Benoît Lachaise is the Chief Financial Officer and General Secretary of Quilvest and is based at the group head office in Luxembourg.

Prior to joining Quilvest in 2004, Jean-Benoît was CFO and Risk Manager of Credit Lyonnais Luxembourg (Euro 4 billion AUM). He became member of the Bank’s Executive Committee in 1999.

He joined Credit Lyonnais Luxembourg in 1997 as Head of Internal Audit. Earlier, he was Internal Auditor at Credit Suisse Luxembourg from 1994 to 1997.

Prior to his banking career, Jean-Benoît worked for two years as a Financial Controller for an automotive industrial company (Guardian Industries).

He started his career with audit firms, first with Arthur Andersen and then with Coopers & Lybrand. Jean-Benoît is a graduate of ESC Bordeaux.

Florian Osman

Florian is responsible for overseeing all legal related matters.

He advises, among others, on fund formation, the structuring and execution of investments and divestments and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Quilvest in 2020, Florian was a Counsel at Emirates Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the Federal Government of the UAE, in Abu Dhabi.

Prior to that, he worked for six years in the Corporate and M&A department of the international law firm Loyens & Loeff in Luxembourg and New York.

Florian serves on the board of directors of Quilvest Capital Partners AM SA (the Quilvest Group AIFM supervised by the Luxembourg CSSF).

He is admitted to the Bar in Paris and Luxembourg and holds a Master Degree in Law (LLM) from Kings College London.

Florian Osman

Florian is responsible for overseeing all legal related matters.

He advises, among others, on fund formation, the structuring and execution of investments and divestments and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Quilvest in 2020, Florian was a Counsel at Emirates Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the Federal Government of the UAE, in Abu Dhabi.

Prior to that, he worked for six years in the Corporate and M&A department of the international law firm Loyens & Loeff in Luxembourg and New York.

Florian serves on the board of directors of Quilvest Capital Partners AM SA (the Quilvest Group AIFM supervised by the Luxembourg CSSF).

He is admitted to the Bar in Paris and Luxembourg and holds a Master Degree in Law (LLM) from Kings College London.

Manuel Fischer

Manuel is the Group Compliance Manager.

He is based in New York and is specifically in charge of the Quilvest entities operating in the US.

He is Principal of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer). Prior to joining Quilvest in 2009, Manuel gained 15 years of experience in the financial sector.

He worked successively as audit and compliance manager from 2004 to 2009 for Bank Sarasin Europe S.A. in Luxembourg.

He joined Credit Lyonnais Luxembourg in 1999 as senior auditor and became head of internal audit in 2001. Manuel started his career in 1995 as external auditor with KPMG Luxembourg.

Manuel is a graduate of ESC Reims (NEOMA) and has since 2008 a degree in Compliance Management of the University of Geneva

Manuel Fischer

Manuel is the Group Compliance Manager.

He is based in New York and is specifically in charge of the Quilvest entities operating in the US.

He is Principal of Quilvest Securities (US Broker Dealer). Prior to joining Quilvest in 2009, Manuel gained 15 years of experience in the financial sector.

He worked successively as audit and compliance manager from 2004 to 2009 for Bank Sarasin Europe S.A. in Luxembourg.

He joined Credit Lyonnais Luxembourg in 1999 as senior auditor and became head of internal audit in 2001. Manuel started his career in 1995 as external auditor with KPMG Luxembourg.

Manuel is a graduate of ESC Reims (NEOMA) and has since 2008 a degree in Compliance Management of the University of Geneva

Walé Robert

In his role as Chief Technology Officer for Quilvest, Walé is responsible for driving the technological evolution of our business applications, our infrastructure and internal services. He develops technological frameworks to fundamentally transform the efficiency and effectiveness throughout all departments. These solutions transform our Private Equity business processes to leverage technologies, add strategic business value and give them a competitive advantage.

He has 15 years of experience in IT Management and IT department creation with prior experiences in various sector which includes industry, services and governments. Major experiences across the world on five continents.

Walé graduated in Information Technology in both Management and conception of Information systems and holds multiple certifications in IT, Project Management, IT Audit & IT Security.

Walé Robert

In his role as Chief Technology Officer for Quilvest, Walé is responsible for driving the technological evolution of our business applications, our infrastructure and internal services. He develops technological frameworks to fundamentally transform the efficiency and effectiveness throughout all departments. These solutions transform our Private Equity business processes to leverage technologies, add strategic business value and give them a competitive advantage. He has 15 years of experience in IT Management and IT department creation with prior experiences in various sector which includes industry, services and governments. Major experiences across the world on five continents. Walé graduated in Information Technology in both Management and conception of Information systems and holds multiple certifications in IT, Project Management, IT Audit & IT Security.