Karl van de Paer (33, Belgian/Dutch) joined Gilde in 2014 and is based in the Zurich office. Karl is jointly responsible for Gilde’s Portfolio Enhancement Program (PEP). Since September 2016, he is also Gilde’s Head of Investor Relations & Co-investments. Previously, Karl was a Vice-President at Catterton Partners and an M&A Associate with Evercore Partners in New York. Before his MBA, Karl worked for three years as Corporate Finance Consultant at McKinsey & Company’s Amsterdam office. Karl grew up working as of a young age at his family’s transportation and logistics business.

Karl obtained a MBA from Columbia Business School in New York (USA), a MSc degree in Finance and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden), and a BSc in Hospitality Management from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (Switzerland).