Eelco BlonkCOO & Head of Global Private Equity at GP Parmenion
Eelco is active as COO and Global Head of Private equity at GP Parmenion. GP-Parmenion is a fiduciary, hands-on, institutional investment consultant focusing on the creation of best-of-breed (multi-manager) solutions for a clientele consisting of both institutional and larger UHNW investors (all or selected asset classes). Before at SPF beheer in the Netherlands he invested in global Private Equity and establish a co-investment program in cooperation with other Dutch institutions. He held several advisory boards seats globally and is awarded as “Best User of Private Equity in the Benelux” both in 2015 as in 2016. Before 2014 he was involved in the Private Equity activities of PGGM in close cooperation with AlpInvest and APG. He was founding member of the PGGM team and IC member. He oversaw the emerging market investments in Latin Amerika and Afrika as co-investors together with IFC (Worldbank). During these years he builded an extensive GP and LP network in Europe, Asia, Latam and Africa with deep insight in these Private Equity markets. These networks are currently being levered within GP-Parmenion for more customized mandates. Before being a Private Equity investor he was active in the Corporate and Investment banking business of GE Capital, Deutsche Bank and ING bank.