Michel Paris

Michel Paris is 65 Equity Partners’ Senior Adviser for France.

Prior to that he worked in private equity with PAI since 1984, where he was Chief Executive Officer since 2015. He was also Chief Investment Officer of the Firm between 2009 and 2016.

He benefits from almost 30 years of experience with the firm, where he has been involved in a large number of transactions including Sogeres, Bouygues Telecom, Atos, Equant, Elior, Frans Bonhomme, Kiloutou, Nuance, Swissport, Elis, Vivarte, Saur, Coin, Kwik Fit, Cortefiel, Monier, Xella and EMG. He started his career at Valeo where he spent two years.

Michel graduated in engineering from Ecole Centrale Lyon in 1980 and in Business from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims in 1982. He is fluent in French and English.