The Executive Team

TheClubDeal is supported by a number of experts in finance and sector specialists

Jean-Marc Legrand - Founder & Managing Director

1968, Jean-Marc is a lawyer (UCL – 92) and a holder of several diplomas in finance, tax and business management. Jean-Marc has been corporate and investment banker with Bank Brussels Lambert (Brussels, London, Tokyo), ING Barings (Tokyo) from 1992 until 2002 and Manager of Private Banks (ING in Eastern Belgium and Brussels) and UBS in Belgium, from 2002 until 2012.

He is a member of the board of several companies. Jean-Marc is a passionate professional whose background is in developing businesses and achieving turnarounds in strategies given wider influences of markets or evolving stakeholder’s environment. He has managed smaller and large teams in various cultural environments.

Jean-Marc speaks: French, English, Dutch, German, Japanese and Italian.

Jean-Louis Dubrule - Executive Partner

1966, Jean Louis graduated from the European Business School options Marketing and International Strategies. He has also joined a Management program at INSEAD. His expertise, acquired during more than 20 years with Accor, integrates strategic partnerships, the establishment of teams of communications and key account management, multicoordinating international groups…

He also launched several websites including a platform for international hotel bookings. As General Secretary of the Accor Executive Committee, he actively participated in the management of a CAC 40 company. A Belgian resident since 2013, Jean Louis, native from the industrial region “Les hauts de France”, benefits from an extensive network of entrepreneurs and successful businesspeople. He is a Board Member of several companies.

Jean-Louis speaks: French, English, and Spanish.

Nicolas Roberti de Winghe - Executive Partner

1984, Nicolas holds a master’s degree in business science (LSM – UCL). He started as project manager for UBS Belgium where he contributed to the project management of restructurations and other strategic and organizational projects. He then evolved to sales manager of the bank where he led several growth initiatives.

He joined TheClubDeal in its early days. During these 5 years, he supported our portfolio companies in their governance and their growth plans, acting as a true sparring partner for the entrepreneur. Nicolas is passionate in understanding business models and how they translate into financial models.

Nicolas speaks: French, Dutch, English, and Portuguese.

Frederic Convent - Senior Investment Manager

1963, Frederic Convent, lawyer, is a seasoned networker with more than 25 years of experience as Finance & Legal VP in high-tech & start-up companies, in charge of their fund raising and investor relations.

Within the Venture Capital and investment community, Frederic is known for his dedication, his drive, and his outgoing personality. These attitudes, coupled with his international professional and Belgian network enables him to connect entrepreneurs with financiers.

Frederic speaks: Dutch, French, and English.

Xavier de Villepin - Business & Investment Manager

1987, Xavier de Villepin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (EPL – UCL), a master’s degree in business engineering (LSM – UCL) and followed a master’s degree in international management CEMS (Bocconi – Milan).

He has about 10 years of experience in investments & private equity, and an extensive track record in management consulting. For 6 years, Xavier helped family offices and investors selecting private market opportunities (equity, debt, real estate, and funds).

Prior to this, Xavier held positions at Degroof Petercam, The Financial Times and Igneos, a boutique management consulting firm. He has built a fine record of bringing innovative thinking to number and fact-driven analysis. He has a strong drive to create insights that matter, helping understand the many impacts of business decisions, and investments.

Xavier speaks: French, English, Dutch, and Italian.

Harold Grosfils - Investment Manager

1995, Harold Grosfils holds a master’s degree in Business Engineering (LSM – UCL) followed by a master’s degree in Financial Analysis from the London Business School. 

He has gained experience in M&A at Degroof Petercam where he was exposed to several deals in the Belgian market, especially in real estate and in healthcare services. He also worked in asset management at Puilaetco, where he developed an investment algorithm for a fund.

By being an active finance private teacher for master’s students, associated with his experience in the financial industry, he is able to apply complex financial models to any type of business cases. His strength lies in his ability to thoroughly analyse businesses and financial models which he combines with a passion for entrepreneurship.

Harold speaks: French, English, and Dutch.

Edouard de Becker Remy - Sourcing Manager

1995, Edouard de Becker Remy graduated with a first-class honours bachelor’s degree from the University of Exeter in Management.

He has gathered internship experience in wealth management at Petercam and Wealtheon followed by an M&A position at Fluxys. Since his graduation, Edouard has co-founded a company in Germany, alongside his three-year Austro-Germ mandate accompanying a venture developing a novel electric central heating. He has gathered venture, board, and negotiation experience throughout.

With an entrepreneurial mindset and a wide network, he will fuel the fund’s sourcing activities to find gems in the rough in which to invest. He will also support portfolio companies regularly benchmark themselves against the market in order to maximise their growth and value.

Edouard speaks: French, English, and German.

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is composed of the Executive Partners, Relevant Executive team members, and the following experienced professionals. The Committee gathers 10 times a year for both the Club I and Fund II.

They are also the board of TheClubDeal Club I.

Geoffroy Boonen

Chairman TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

Board Member TheClubDeal Fund II

Investment Committee

1965, over his career, Geoffroy has gathered expertise in buyout, turn-around, fast growing businesses in both high tech and industrial industries and evolved in international environment. He is strategy-oriented with sound operational experiences. He has been twice nomined as “Manager of the Year” and more recently EY “Enterprise of the Year”.

  • 2018-2021: Advisor in Belgium

  • 2006-2017: Procoplast – Managing Director in Belgium

  • 2001-2005: Peregrine System – EMEA Area Vice-President in Paris

  • 1993-2001: JDedwards – EMEA/Asia Pacific Finance Director in London/Paris

  • 1989-­1992: Coopers & Lybrand – Senior auditor

Jean-Marc Heynderickx – Non-Executive Director

Board Member TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

Investment Committee

1958, Jean-Marc has a long experience as CEO of retail operations in Belgium and internationally.

He is an active investor in private equity, mainly in the fields of retail and healthcare.

Baron Hervé de Radiguès de Chennevière – Non-Executive Director

Board Member TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

Investment Committee

1944, Hervé de Radiguès started his professional activities in the chemical industries.

After a few years, he chose to become an industrial entrepreneur by acquiring and developing different companies in the plastic injection sector.

In 2002, reorienting his activities, he launched companies specialized in the distribution of technical parts for the Telecom, Electricity and Gaz industries.

Hubert Bonnet – Non-Executive Director

Board Member TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

Investment Committee

1969, Hubert Bonnet is a businessman specializing in real estate and a recognized and passionate art collector, currently living in Switzerland. Until 1999, he was partner of COBEPA with his family , he has always been involved in business Member of the board Maison de la radio Flagey since 2002 he bought with the Moortgat family the 75 % stake in the SA. He is member of the new board and of the exco.

With H Group, he has more than 20 years experience in luxury residential refurbishment in Belgium, Switzerland, France and other countries. He also invests in new residential building, adding his personal and artistic touch to each new project. He is always on the lookout for new opportunities on the luxury real estate market.

In addition to real estate, Hubert Bonnet also formed the company Meaunet (2004), then Financière H2O (2008) both operating in the financial sector. In 2005, he became shareholder and director of Groupe Josi. Today, he is still very active in private equity.

On top of his business activities, Hubert Bonnet is a collector who travels the world seeking out new talent. In 2012, he founded the CAB, an independent art centre dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Belgian and international art.

Sector-specialised Advisors

The Executive team and Investment Committe are accompanied by sector specialists who bring expert knowledge in the fields in which the fund invests. They have a proved track record, whether entrepreneurial or financial in their respective fields. Most of them are also board members.

Jean-Louis Van Houwe

Tech Sector-specialised Advisor

Board Member TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

Investment Committee

1969, Jean-Louis is a Civil Engineer in electronics (ULB, Brussels), he holds an Msc in Information System Engineering (UMIST, Manchester, UK), Msc in Economics (EML, Lyon, France), Exec Master in General Management (Solvay Business School, Brussels).

He has gathered in the past 25 years experience in the fintech and ICT industry.

Stéphane Verbeeck

Smart Living Sector-specialised Advisor

Board Member TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

Investment Committee

1969, Stéphane has an extensive experience as a serial entrepreneur, especially in the sectors of real estate and services:

  • 2020 – : Owner of STELINA INVEST BV (www.stelina.be)
  • 2020- President of the professional union of the real estate sector (www.upsi-bvs.be)
  • 2018 – : Founder of YUST (Frontrunning co-living concept – www.yust.com
  • 2013 – 2019: President of the Antwerp Chamber of Commerce – Waasland (www.voka.be)
  • 2006 – : Owner of ONE IBERICA SA (www.1ne.es)
  • 1990 – 2020 : Owner & CEO GANDS NV (Development of construction projects – www.gands.be – sold to Triple Living)
  • 1990 – 2010: Owner & CEO ONE GROUP SA (www.1ne.es – sold to GOM SA)
  • 1990 : Founder ACS QUALITY CLEANING

 

On top of his repetitive professional successes, Stéphane is also an epicurean and his list of hobbies is a great illustration: cook, passion for wines, vintage cars, music, sports, ….

Louis de Thanhoffer - Life Sciences Sector Specialist

Life Sciences Sector-specialised Advisor

  • Researcher at Insititut Louis Pasteur and Walters Fiers UGent
  • Researcher at Janssen Pharmaceutica
  • Senior Pharma & Biotech Advisor at Petercam
  • Senior Advisor at Newton Biocapital

Fund II and Advisory Board

TheClubDeal can rely on the experience of distinguished advisors.

Alfred Bouckaert - Advisor

Advisory Board TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

1946, Alfred is a long standing executive of the financial industry.

He has held and holds several executive and independent board functions for several multinationals and investment funds, in insurance, finance, real estate businesses essentially.

Christophe Florin

Board Member TheClubDeal Fund II

1963, Christophe is a Private Equity Veteran who holds a Master’s degree from Sciences Po (Paris, France) and an MBA from Laval university (Quebec, canada).

  • 2018 – : Senior Advisor to Rotschild & Co.
  • 2012 – 2017 :  Head of Emerging Markets in Private Equity, Member of the PE Management, and Investment Committees at ADIA (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority).
  • 1998 – 2012 : Co-Founder and Manager of Axa Private Equity now Ardian. He was a member of the executive and investment committees.

Joëlle Pacteau - Advisor

Advisory Board TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

Joëlle is a member of the executive committee of Lombard Odier Europe SA and responsible for the French speaking European market. She served a.o. for more than 10 years as a Senior Managing Director of UBS Wealth Management.

Marc Speeckaert - Advisor

Advisory Board TheClubDeal Capital Advisors

Board Member TheClubDeal Fund II

Marc is a renowned figure in the Belgian investment ecosystem. He held a series of key executive positions including as general manager of SOFINA for 12 years until 2016.