Managing Partner, CIO
Petr heads the Alpha Associates investment team and is responsible for the asset allocation, investment strategy and execution of all private equity, private debt and infrastructure funds-of-funds and investment programs managed by Alpha Associates. He has sourced, led, evaluated, negotiated and executed private markets investments in Europe, the U.S. and the Emerging Markets since 1998 and serves on the advisory boards of many funds. Petr has a rich network of relationships in the global private equity, private debt and infrastructure investment community. Petr is a founding partner of Alpha Associates and prior to the team’s spin-out from Swiss Life Private Equity Partners (SLPEP) was Chief Investment Officer of SLPEP. Prior to this he was a member of the private equity team at Bank Vontobel focused on Central & Eastern Europe and worked in investment banking at UBS in Zurich and London, where he was engaged in corporate finance transactions for financial institutions in Emerging Markets. He began his career as a civil engineer in the construction industry and later on worked for American Appraisal, a worldwide valuation consulting firm, in Prague. Petr holds a M.Sc. degree from the Czech Technical University of Prague and an MBA from the Simon School of the University of Rochester.