Our Team

Christophe Bavière

CEO and Founding Partner

CEO of Idinvest Partners since 2001, Christophe Bavière actively heads all investment activities and chairs the Investment Committees.

Prior to joining Idinvest Partners, Christophe Bavière held senior positions within the AGF-Allianz Group, as CIO of Allianz Private Equity Partners and as CEO of Allianz Global Investors. Previously, Christophe Bavière had worked at the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations as well as BNP Paribas. In the late nineties, he was instrumental in developing private equity as a separate asset class within the balanced portfolios under his management and in 1997 he sponsored the establishing of Idinvest Partners (formerly AGF Private Equity).

Christophe Bavière is a Board Member of the AFG, the French Asset Management professional association. Until 2015, Christophe Bavière was Vice President of France Invest, the French private equity professional association. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the French Regulator Authority (AMF) and is a Colonel in the French Air Force Reserve.

Christophe Bavière holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a business degree from ESLSCA, Paris. He is also a certified actuary of the French Institut des Actuaires. In 2007, he was elected "Private Equity Personality of the year" by Capital Finance Les Echos.