General Atlantic promotes three in Europe

General Atlantic has promoted three European executives.

Pierre Samec has been named operating partner. Based in London, Samec is part of General Atlantic’s resources group which works across the firm’s portfolio. Companies he has been involved with include Argus Media, ControlExpert and Hyperion.

Melis Kahya and Christian Figge have both been promoted to principal.

Kahya is head of retail and consumer for the EMEA region and is also responsible for coverage of Turkey. Based in London, she has worked on the firm’s investments in EN Engineering and Joe & The Juice.

Munich-based Figge has been with General Atlantic since 2012 and focuses on the DACH region. Deals he has worked on include Amedes Group, Flixbus and KäuferPortal.