BRUNO DESCHAMPS – Chairman & CEO
Bruno Deschamps is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Entrepreneurs Partners LLP and EP Capital Ltd. Both companies provide capital, network and experience to Corporations and Entrepreneurs around the world. Entrepreneurs Partners LLP plays an active role in helping the companies in which it invests growing their business.
Entrepreneurs Partners LLP acts as a consultant to Global Private Equity firms and their international portfolio companies during due diligence steps, and after as an active Chairman and Board Member to help create shareholders value.
Bruno Deschamps is the Chairman of the Board of Diversey, a global leader of hygiene & sanitation products, services, and solutions to the institutional and industrial markets, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Bruno Deschamps had also been the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Kloeckner Pentaplast, the global leader of rigid and soft film packaging for the Pharmaceutical, Specialties, and the F&B industries, headquartered in Germany.
Bruno is also active on a number of other portfolio companies backed by private equities global players.
Prior to this, he was Group Managing Partner of 3i plc (London) in charge of continental Europe and operational capabilities. He joined 3i in 2007 from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (New York & London) where he had been Operating Partner. He was responsible for private equity investments in Europe, including companies such as Brake Bros of which he was the chairman and CEO, VWR, Culligan and Rexel.
Prior to joining Private Equity, Bruno was President and Chief Operating Officer of Ecolab Inc, a Fortune 500 company with over 14bn$ revenues, headquartered in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, USA. Before that he lived for 10 years in Germany where he was the CEO of Henkel Industrial adhesives worldwide (Duesseldorf) and President & CEO of Teroson Gmbh in Heildelberg before becoming the CEO of Henkel Ecolab headquartered in Duesseldorf, Germany. He started his career managing his family-owned speciality chemical company in France and has a proven record of generating value by improving the strategies and the operations of the diverse businesses he has led around the world.
On the portfolio companies he chairs or serves as a NED or advisor, Bruno brings a unique combination of global expertise from his CEO background of private and public companies, his Private Equity experience on both continents, and his own investment track records
Bruno holds an MBA in marketing and finance from ISG Paris. He is fluent in French, English, German, and Spanish. He is Knight of the Legion d’honneur, France.