United Kingdom

In 2015, Wendel opened a new office in London in order to take advantage of the international nature of the opportunities available on that market. This office will also provide the Group with global coverage of the European market.

Wendel London Limited
63 Brook Street, Mayfair
London W1K 4HS, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 491 7971


Roland Lienau
Roland Lienau
Managing Director - CEO Wendel London

Roland Lienau is Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee. He is a German citizen who graduated from ESCP-EAP European School of Management. 

He was in charge of financing and structuring operations in capital markets in London and Frankfurt. He is well versed in European equity markets. He began his career in 1988 at Enskilda Securities (Wallenberg Group) in London and Enskilda Effekten in Frankfurt where he set up and developed the equities department for the German market. 

Roland Lienau then worked for Paribas from 1994 to 1999 where he was in charge of capital markets operations and the development of Paribas's investment activities in Germany.

In 1999, he moved to Deutsche Bank where, as Managing Director, he managed equity market investments up to 2004, when he was put in charge of all financing and structuring operations in the German markets. Member of the Operations Committee.

Claude Ehlinger
Managing Director and CEO of Oranje-Nassau Groep
Claude Ehlinger joined Wendel in 2016 as Managing Director, Member of the Investment Committee and CEO of Oranje-Nassau Groep. Claude is based between London and Amsterdam and pursues investment opportunities throughout Western Europe, particularly in the Benelux. He serves as Board Member of various Group companies including Trief and Winvest Conseil.
Claude Ehlinger was previously deputy CEO of Louis Dreyfus Company. He has been appointed interim CEO of Louis Dreyfus from June 2014 to October 2015.
He joined Louis Dreyfus Company in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer after serving three years as Group CFO at Eutelsat. Prior to this he was Regional Controller of Cap Gemini, Group CFO of CCMX (1999-2003) and Managing Director of Finacor (1987-1999), a large brokerage company in Europe. He began his career in 1985 at Thomson Group. He is a graduate of the French business school HEC.
Félicie Thion de La Chaume
Félicie Thion de La Chaume
Senior Director

Félicie graduated from ESCP Europe in 2003 and started her career at Goldman Sachs on the firm's French M&A team between 2003 to 2006. In 2007, she then joined the Wendel Paris investment team as an Associate.

Since then, she has been involved in several transactions including Deutsch, Helikos, Saham and in the development of Stahl. She has been a director of Stahl since 2013.
Félicie relocated to the United Kingdom in 2016 to contribute to the opening of the London office, and to focus on investment origination in Europe - more specifically in the UK market.

Charles Goulet
Charles Goulet

Graduated from ESSEC Business School and has a degree in law. He was an analyst at AXA Private Equity from 2008 to 2010 in London, then in Paris in the mezzanine and fund-of-funds teams. 

He had previously worked at Neo Capital Private Equity, a small and mid-cap LBO fund based in London as well as at HSBC in financial accounting in India.

Claude Kamga
Claude Kamga
Claude Kamga joined Wendel in 2016. He was previously an investment professional with KKR & Co. in London, where for three years he was involved in a number of private equity, special situations and public markets transactions, in both Europe and Africa.

He began his career in 2006 as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston in London, where he advised corporations and financial sponsors on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, takeover defences and restructurings. Claude holds a BCom in Economics & Finance from McGill University (First Class, Joint Honours) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Seif Khoufi
Seif Khoufi
Seif Khoufi joined Wendel in 2016. He holds an MSc in General Management from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Technische Universitaet Muenchen.
He started his career in 2007 with Boston Consulting Group in Munich where he worked for 3 years. In 2012 Seif completed an MBA at Harvard Business School and joined Montagu Private Equity in London. Most recently he worked at XIO Group in London as a Director. Seif worked on numerous transactions in various sectors including telecommunications, business services, technology, financial services and industrials across Europe. 
Celia Möller
Célia Möller
Senior Associate

Célia MÖLLER is joining our investment team as an Analyst in December 2012. After graduating ESSEC in Paris and the Mannheim Business School in Germany, Célia joined in 2011 "Société Générale" in Paris to work as an analyst within the mergers and acquisitions team. Previously, she did internships in MSCI, A.T. Kearney and BASF.

Edzard zu Knyphausen

Edzard zu Knyphausen joined the investment team in 2013. Prior to joining Wendel as an Analyst, he already worked with the team on several investment projects during two internships in 2011 and 2012. 

During his studies, he acquired further practical experiences in several industries including banking (Bankhaus Lampe, UniCredit Group – HypoVereinsbank), strategy consulting (Arthur D. Little), e-commerce (Home24) and venture capital (Heilemann Ventures, now: Earlybird VC). 

Edzard zu Knyphausen, German citizen, holds a B.Sc. in International Business Economics from Maastricht University (among the Top 3% of students in 2009/10) and a Master in Management from ESCP Europe in Berlin and Paris (graduated with distinction). 
He speaks German, English, French and Spanish.

Joseph Holloway
Joseph Holloway joined Wendel in 2016 as Analyst in the investment team in London.
After graduating from the University of Oxford in 2013 with a Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Joseph worked briefly for Centreville Partners in Burma. He then joined Lazard’s graduate programme in July 2014.
Sutharsan Kathiramalai
Sutharsan Kathiramalai
IT Technical Support Officer
Sutharsan Kathiramalai joined Wendel in 2016 as IT Technical Support Officer under the supervision of Aziz Sedrati. He supports all Wendel offices.
Sutharsan has over 10 years of experience in IT field. Most recently he worked as a technical system analyst deployed at IMS Consulting Group and before that as a support engineer at Tribeka ltd in London. Sutharsan holds a BA degree in Electronics Engineering from London South Bank University.
Joanna Melewska
Joanna Melewska
Human Resources Manager
Joanna Melewska joined Wendel Human Resources Direction in 2015. She works notably as human resources support to London, Amsterdam, New-York, Singapore and Tokyo offices.
Joanna has worked for 8 years in the London Office of Roland Berger where she was lately acting as Human Resources Manager. Joanna holds a Master in Human Resources Management from the University of Westminster.
Stacey McDuff
Personal Assistant