Ralf Gruss

Partner, COO


Ralf is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Apax. He is a former member of the Services team. Ralf leads the investment advisory activities for AGA, Apax’s listed fund, and has co-responsibility for the credit investing advisory of Apax. He is a member of the AGA and Credit Investment Committee. He joined the Firm in 2000 and is currently based in London and Munich, and has also worked for Apax in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Apax, Ralf was a consultant with Arthur D. Little International Inc., where he specialised in advising clients in the Financial Services sector.

Ralf holds a diploma in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration from the Technical University in Karlsruhe. He also studied at the University of Massachusetts and the London School of Economics.


Ralf formerly served on the boards of IFCO Systems and LR International.

Contact information

+44 20 7872 6300