Discover our team

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 Der Megreditchian

Managing Partner

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 Petrossian

Managing Partner

Stephane 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.

Ludovic Maulucci

Partner, Investments

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.

George Guthrie

Partner, Head of Legal and Compliance

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.

Hervé Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

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.

David Ogilvie-Forbes

Director, OLMA Capital Management

David oversees the newly launched OLMA Industries project. Before joining OLMA, he worked in the Market Oversight Division of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He had previously spent 10 years working in both trading and operations for various international securities houses. David holds a first-class Security Studies MSc from the School of Public Policy at University College London.

Pierre Lainé


Before joining OLMA in 2015, Pierre worked for 2 years as a finance and enterprise performance analyst for corporate and private equity clients at Accenture in Paris. He is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and also holds a MSc in Finance from Imperial College London.

Thomas Sancinéna


Before joining OLMA in 2019, Thomas was previously an analyst for Accelero Capital, a private equity fund focused on TMT, in Paris. He has also worked for private equity placement agent Triago in New York. He holds a master’s degree from ESSEC Business School.

Alexandre Der Megreditchian


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.

Carole Nicolet

Office Manager

Carole previously worked as an office manager for 8 years at Petredec in La Réunion before joining OLMA in 2019. She has also worked as an administrative assistant at Merck Serono in Geneva. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Sciences Interculturality.

Charles Borden

IT Manager

Charles has worked in the venture capital and investment industry for forty years. During the past twenty-seven years he has served as a consultant to international investment funds and investors with interests in Russia and Ukraine. Charles holds an MBA degree from UCLA, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University.

Non-Executive Partners

Jeremy Barnes

Senior Partner

Jeremy, a co-founder of OLMA, has been a key investor in three companies that were sold to strategic investors over the past 20 years: an investment bank and brokerage (Brunswick Brokerage) bought by UBS in 1998; a top luxury retailer (Jamilco); and a medical brand sold to Sinclair IS Pharma in 2014. Jeremy is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Nicolas Salmon


Nicolas, a co-founder of OLMA, has extensive business development, sales, marketing and finance experience, foremost as founder of RUSDEL, an exclusive Russian distributor of internationally renowned brands such as Longchamp and TUMI. He has also overseen and followed a number of investments in luxury businesses in Europe and the Far East.

Thibaut Pineau-Valencienne


Thibaut is one of OLMA’s key investors. He is president of Malovat, his family office investing in a large range of industries and the former General Director of Montaigne Capital, a French asset manager. Specialised in listed equities and PE investments in the industrial sector, Thibaut is also an acute observer of the luxury industry. He worked for several years in New York and is an active investor in and board member of a number of several companies in France and abroad.