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.

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