On 19th March, Jean-Baptiste Wautier will be taking over as Aspire’s new Chair of Trustees. Jean-Baptiste Wautier has had over 30 years experience in the finance industry, nearly 25 of which were as a leading Private Equity investor in Europe. He has been with BC Partners since 2005 and was Chief Investment Officer for a decade before transitioning to a senior advisor role in early 2023.

Jean-Baptiste has led 13 investments across Europe, mainly in the Healthcare and Consumer sectors, and was elected as one of the most influential personalities in Private Equity in 2018/2019. He has actively contributed to many key economic debates in recent years, including regular participation in the World Economic Forum in Davos. In addition to his current role at BC Partners, Jean-Baptiste is now a business angel and supports many entrepreneurs across Europe, while also devoting part of his time to his Alma Mater – Sciences Po Paris – as a visiting lecturer and philanthropist.

Jean-Baptiste says:

I am honoured to have been appointed as Aspire’s new Chair and I am extremely grateful to the Board for their support and to my predecessor, Dr Saroj Patel, who has been such an exemplary Chair. I will endeavour to put my many years of experience in the business world, as well as my understanding of the challenges facing the Spinal Cord Injury community, to good use to ensure that Aspire is able to continue its fantastic work supporting people affected by Spinal Cord Injury.

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