Robert Van Goethem
Robert is responsible for 3i's global Consumer Sector focusing on consumer products, food and beverage, retail and leisure.
He joined 3i in 2005 as a Partner and has been based in 3i's Benelux and UK offices. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including Action, Amor, Hyva, ABX LOGISTICS, Azelis, Aviapartner and VNU Media. He currently sits on the board of Aviapartner and Action, and is the Chairman of Action and Azelis.
Prior to joining 3i, Robert was a Partner at Permira in France. Prior to this, Robert worked in private equity related finance areas at Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup) and Citibank, both based in London, and Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan) in New York.
He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a degree in Business Administration for the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), and a Law degree from the University of Louvain (Leuven, Belgium).