Global placement agent BerchWood Partners has hired Paola Tarazi as principal in its London office.
In her new role, Tarazi will be charged with expanding the firm's efforts across the EMEA region, including fund selection, project management and fund distribution.
Tarazi joins from BNP Paribas, where she focused on originating and distributing private equity fund offerings to European institutional investors. Previously she was a co-founding member of Fortis Investments Private Equity's funds-of-funds business.
Tarazi holds a BSc in statistics and economics from University College London, and an MSc in operational research from the London School of Economics. She also has an MBA from INSEAD.