Philippe Crochet promoted to partner of Keensight Capital
European growth private equity firm Keensight Capital has promoted Philippe Crochet to the position of partner.
Crochet (pictured) has 15 years of international experience in the telecom industry as well as in private equity.
He began his career in 1998 at Nortel, then moved on to Algety Telecom before working for the American-based Corvis Corporation (a manufacturer of optical networking equipment), where he held various roles within the marketing and sales teams.
In 2003, Crochet joined Partech International, a private equity firm located in Europe and the US, and specialised in the IT sector.
He was then named investment director in 2008 at R Capital Management, a subsidiary of the Rothschild Group, and participated in its subsequent spin-out in November 2013. He is now the fourth partner at Keensight Capital, alongside Jean-Michel Beghin, Jérôme Pujol and Pierre Rémy.
Crochet is on the board of directors of Travelfactory (e-travel), Fircosoft (software for the banking industry), Sogelink (dematerialization platform), Oodrive (cloud computing) and Smile (open-source solutions).
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