Christopher Masek joined IK Partners in 2000 and established the Firm’s French team. He became Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Since then, Christopher has led the transformation of the business from a single-strategy, Nordic-focused buyout house, to a multi-strategy, pan-European firm, more than doubling the number of staff and assets under management. Over the years, he has been involved in investments across all of IK’s geographies and funds, serving on the board of several businesses. He is also the Chairman of IKARE, the venture philanthropy arm of IK Partners.
Prior to joining IK Partners, Christopher worked at KPMG for 10 years where he was a founding partner for KPMG Corporate Finance in Paris. He holds degrees from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Yale University and in French law.
Outside of work, Christopher enjoys open water swimming and is an avid musician. He is fluent in French and English and conversational in German and Spanish.