The OLMA team is a group of highly skilled and experienced solution-driven, people-focused, luxury sector specialists who have worked in emerging markets as well as in developed economies. Comprised of individuals with a broad range of complementary skills and experience, the team has proven over the past ten years a strong sense of cohesion, solidarity, creativity and resilience.Olma Team
Philippe, a co-founder of OLMA, has worked in private equity and M&A markets for the past 20 years. He has served on the boards of more than 30 companies and overseen more than 100 investments in almost every sector of the economy. Philippe holds an MBA from HEC Paris.
Stéphane was formerly an M&A and private equity lawyer at White & Case. Before joining the firm in 2016 as a Partner, he practiced law for more than 10 years in Paris, Singapore and New York, and has been involved in a wide range of investment opportunities and LBOs. He is an alumni of Cornell University and a former member of the Paris Bar and of the NY State Bar.
Before joining OLMA in 2013, Ludovic was a TS manager at Mazars Financial Advisory Services involved in numerous domestic and international transactions for corporate and private equity clients. Ludovic is one of the historical partners of OLMA and has been involved in OLMA’s success being instrumental in leading investment operations. Ludovic is a graduate of Toulouse Business School.
Pierre was CEO of the luxury group Jimmy Choo between 2012 and 2020, which he helped to establish their large Asian presence, and take the company through an IPO and then sale to Michael Kors for $1.4 Billion. Previously for more than 20 years he held key management positions in renowned luxury brands such as Dior and LVMH. Since 2020, he has been an active investor in more than 20 luxury and retail tech companies and advisor and board member for other businesses, notably Coty.
Hervé cumulates more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining OLMA in early 2020, he worked in the investment fund sector in both Paris and London before taking on the role of CFO for various start-ups and medium-sized businesses. Hervé holds a Master's degree in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering from Paris-Dauphine University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
George, a co-founder of OLMA, is an English qualified solicitor, previously with law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and White & Case, specialising in M&A and corporate transactions across a number of sectors, including energy, industrial and services advising and working alongside a number of major corporates and investment houses.
Alexandre joined OLMA in 2022 from the Corporate Development Team of the worldwide logistics and supply chain GEODIS Group where he actively participated in the development of US activities. He previously worked in the M&A advisory department of Société Générale where he specialized in Consumer, Retail and Luxury sectors for six years. He was involved in numerous domestic and international transactions for corporate and private equity clients. Alexandre is a graduate of EDHEC Business School.
Martin joined OLMA in early 2023 after two years as M&A analyst at Société Générale within the industrial team in Paris. He has also worked at Natixis in investment banking in Hong Kong and Paris for one year. He holds a master’s degree from EDHEC Business School.
Alex previously worked for a private equity broker in Boston and for Faber Novel, a digital consulting firm in Paris. He also worked in Hong Kong for Lactalis, the world leader in dairy production. Alex is a graduate of Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
Hauk has experience across private equity, consulting and industry in London and Oslo. He joined from the M&A team at ERM, the world's largest sustainability consultancy. Experience in commercial, technical and ESG advisory, including strategy for the VC unit of a FAANG firm. Hauk graduated from King's College London with a first, having read Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
French and American, Sophie has worked for over 20 years in public relations and organisation consulting. She started her career in 2001 in large groups such as Suez and Deloitte, before creating her own real estate consulting firm in 2010. In 2016, she joins Emmanuel Macron’s new political party En Marche where she organises fundraising events and campaign meetings until his election in 2017. After an experience in the team of the Secretary of State Adrien Taquet, she joins OLMA in 2021.