Building Capza


CAPZA is committed to enforcing strong corporate governance through independent and transparent decision-making processes.





Christophe Karvelis-Senn

CEO & Co-Founder




Laurent Benard


Laurent Bénard

Managing Partner

Supervisory Board



The Supervisory Board discusses the strategy and development policies put forward by the Management and approves certain key decisions:


  • Christophe Karvelis-Senn, CEO
  • Laurent Bénard, Managing Partner
  • Benoit Choppin, Partner
  • Pascal Christory, Chief Investment Officer at AXA Group
  • Deborah Shire, Head of Structured Finance at AXA IM

Executive Committee



The Executive Committee monitors and manages the execution of decisions taken by the Management and Supervisory Board. It therefore establishes operating priorities and is responsible for ensuring that the strategy is executed across the board.


  • Christophe Karvelis-Senn, CEO
  • Laurent Bénard, Managing Partner
  • Bénédicte de Tissot, CFO
  • Renaud Tourmente, Head of Development
  • Céline Gainet, General Counsel
  • Gwenaëlle Boucly, Head of Marketing

Investment Committee


Each fund has an investment committee consisting of the directors involved in each type of fund. The committee is responsible for appraising financing proposals submitted by the investment team. Investment decisions are taken unanimously by members of the committee.

Advisory Committee


Each fund has an advisory committee consisting of investor representatives. It is informed of any investment opportunities. The advisory committee is able to provide informed opinions thanks to its in-depth expertise and the wide range of professional experiences of its members. You’ll find below a non-exhaustive list of the committee’s members; not all of them sit on the advisory committees of each fund.



Francis AYMARD

Senior Investment Manager, BPI France Investissements.


Caroline BARRAL

Chairman of industrial holding company, Société Financière du Cèdre.



Investment Manager, Fonds Européen d’Investissements.



Chief Investment Officer, AXA France.



Investment Manager of OFI PEM, Executive Committee member at Groupe OFI.


Claire GAWER

Investment Director, BNP Paribas.


Oliver HUBER

Managing Director & Head of Private Debt Investments, Golding Capital Partners.


Martial LAUBY

Partner Private Debt & Mezzanine, Access Capital Partners.



Senior Investment Manager, Société Générale Insurance.


Thierry MARTET

Portfolio Manager (Private Debt), AXA Investment Managers.


Nicolas TCHEN

Representative of Amundi Private Equity Funds.



Investment Manager, Executive Committee Member of Eurazeo.

Risk Committee


The risk committee monitors the risks at three levels:


  • Portfolio investments
  • Funds
  • Asset management company


Detailed risks are registered on risk maps, which are crucial to CAPZA’s risk management and internal control system. The risk committee meets every quarter.




  • Christophe Karvelis-Senn, CEO
  • Laurent Bénard, Managing Partner
  • Valentine Brisac, Compliance Officer
  • Bénédicte de Tissot, CFO