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Ellen de Kreij

Lead Advisor, Impact and Sustainability


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 and Impact, 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.

Living our values

"Learning something new every day has been a tremendous source of energy and motivation for me professionally and personally. I started my career selling fuel to gas stations in the Netherlands and today I am the lead for the global sustainability programme at Apax Partners…. It's been a very fulfilling journey and I have benefited from learning, adapting and growing at every step of the way. It is the value I identify most with. It is also what I aim to inspire in my daughters: I firmly believe it makes life much more interesting."

Contact information

+44 20 7872 6300

Ellen's Story

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.