Hugues Lepic is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aleph Capital Partners and the Chair of its Investment Committee. Prior to founding Aleph Capital Partners in 2013, he was the Head of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Europe between 2009 and 2012 and the Head of the Principal Investment Area (PIA) of Goldman Sachs in Europe between 2006 and 2012.
He joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 1990 and worked there for 22 years. He was a partner of the firm for 12 years. At Goldman Sachs, he spent most of his career building the Principal Investment Area and Merchant Banking franchises in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and established Goldman Sachs as one of the leading principal investors in Europe in private equity, credit and infrastructure investing. He was also a member of the European Management Committee between 2008 and 2012, and between 2002 and 2012, a member of the Investment Committee which supervises Goldman Sachs’ worldwide principal investing activities. He has served on the boards of the following publicly listed companies: Eutelsat Communications SA, Prysmian Spa, Groupe Eurotunnel SA, Iliad SA, Neuf Cegetel SA, PagesJaunes Groupe and Technicolor SA. He currently serves on the boards of Interoute Communications Holdings SA and Ekinops SA.
He holds an M.Sc. from Ecole Polytechnique in France and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.