In this newly created role, Patrick Gavoty will be responsible for initiating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives throughout our pan-European offices and portfolio companies, ensuring the sharing of best practices, supporting deal teams and portfolio companies in their ESG developments and ultimately heading Ergon’s overall Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.
Patrick Gavoty, director in the Paris office, joined Ergon 10 years ago after 5 years spent at Goldman Sachs in London. Alongside his professional career, Patrick Gavoty has had multiple personal commitments both in large organizations such as UNICEF, the United Nations’ entity dedicated to children, where he was responsible in Paris for coordinating their youth program, and in selfdeveloped charities in relation to underserved young people or children affected with cancer. In 2019,
Patrick was awarded with the ESSEC Pioneer Prize, which rewards each year the excellence, humanitarianism and societal commitments of a graduate of this French business school.
Wolfgang de Limburg, Managing Partner of Ergon, stated: “ESG and responsible investment principles are consistent with Ergon’s DNA and values, and are therefore at the heart of our strategy to ensure long-term success and maintain the trust we receive from investors, business partners, management teams and employees. In this context, we are glad that Patrick takes on this new role where he will contribute with his knowledge and experience of both the private equity industry and the social
Patrick Gavoty added: “With 6 offices and 15 portfolio companies throughout Europe, we have at Ergon a true responsibility and ability to take our part in impacting positively the society. In this context, I am glad to take on this new responsibility with the view to further strengthen and accelerate our collective impact alongside our various stakeholders”.