Impetus PEF appoints new board member

Blackstone’s European head of private equity, Lionel Assant, has taken a seat on the board of the Impetus Private Equity Foundation.

Assant will join other industry leaders in deciding on the allocation of the pro bono resources that Impetus PEF offers to charitable causes and social enterprises.

Prior to his appointment, Assant was a trustee in charge of fundraising for one of the charity’s funds.

Assant joined Blackstone in 2003, after spending seven years in Goldman Sachs’ M&A, asset management and private equity departments.