Ellen de Kreij
Lead Advisor, ESG Practice
Ellen de Kreij is responsible for the implementation of the Apax Partners Sustainability Programme and is a member of the Apax Operational Excellence team.
Before her current role as Lead Advisor to the OEP on ESG, Ellen previously held Director roles in Apax’s Investor Relations and Deal Generation teams. Before this, Ellen was an investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions teams at Merrill Lynch and Broadview International, where she specialised in advising transactions in the Technology sector.
Ellen holds an MA in Dutch Civil Law and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Originally attracted by the opportunity to be responsible for deal sourcing in the core Apax sectors, these days Ellen enjoys working with Apax deal teams and portfolio companies on their societal impact. This is particularly stimulating for Ellen because the range of sustainability projects is very varied and changes year on year. She has “millennial” daughters and many of the topics she is involved in at work (climate change, gender equality, etc) often lead to lively discussions at home.