Senior Client Partner, Private Equity, EMEA

As a senior member of the EMEA Financial Services & Private Equity team at Korn Ferry, Mrs. Boujnah leads the Private Equity practice in France and co-leads the Private Equity franchise  development across EMEA. She is strongly committed to deliver ad hoc solutions to her Private Equity clients and their portfolio companies.

She specializes in investment professionals’  recruitment for GPs, as well as Chairman & CEO, CFO and Non-Executive Director’s appointments for private equity-backed companies, working in close collaboration with sector practices to leverage Korn Ferry strong network.

Mrs. Boujnah also assists Private Equity Investors with advisory services throughout the investment cycle, from deal origination and pre-deal due  diligence, to post-deal leadership & advisory  services and exit preparation.

Mrs Boujnah is a speaker at Private Equity conferences (IPEM) and a jury member of Private Equity awards (France Invest).

Mrs. Boujnah has 20 years of experience working  with Private Equity funds across Europe, the US, Asia and Africa.

Prior to her current position, Mrs. Boujnah served  as a Partner in an advisory & executive search firm dedicated to Private Equity.

Isabelle has developed a strong experience in finance & private equity throughout her career.

She started in New York, working in structured finance at BNP Paribas. She returned to Paris in 2000 and spent 6 years at Rothschild & Cie working on mergers & acquisitions, largely with Private Equity funds.

She subsequently joined Quilvest Private Equity funds of funds team where she participated to the  launch of private equity programs and developed funds relationships across the broad asset class,  from LBO to distressed debt and secondaries, across Europe and Emerging Markets (CEE,  Russia & Africa).

Mrs. Boujnah is a graduate from HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in Paris with a Major in Finance. 55

She is a visiting teacher at HEC for a Private Equity class. She is French native and fluent in English.