Erik Kaas is Chairman of Europe with responsibility for strategic client relationships in the Middle East and plays a strategic role in growing the firm’s exposure and network in that area. He is a Senior Partner of Partners Group, the second largest private markets firm globally in terms of market cap. Founded in 1996, the firm has since grown to actively manage USD 90.8 billion from over 20 offices around the world. During his tenure at Partners Group, Mr. Kaas has been part of senior management of the firm from its beginnings, more recently as a member of the executive board, and a member of the strategy and investment committees.
Mr. Kaas has also played a major role in the development of many of the firms private equity portfolio companies to achieve designed value creation measures. Most recent of which was Vermaat Groep B.V., the Dutch market leader in high-end catering and hospitality services, where he was a member of the board and instrumental to exceeding underwriting assumptions in Partners Groups recent exit of the company.
Mr. Kaas, a native from the Netherlands, graduated with a double degree in European business administration from the UK and Germany prior to joining Goldman Sachs.
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