Pantheon promotes two to partner

Pantheon has promoted two London-based investment principals, Toni Vainio and Erik Wong, t partner.

In addition, four other staff members have been promoted to Principal: Stuart Cullen, Investment, London; Iain Jones, Investor Relations & Marketing, San Francisco; Kunal Sood, Investment, Hong Kong; and Bing Wong, Investment, San Francisco.

Among a total of 54 promotions, including two in the mid-year 2019 cycle, 23 professionals are members of the Global Investment team. Of these investment team professionals, eight are promoted to Vice-President, as are three members of the Investor Relations & Marketing team and one member of Pantheon’s Risk team. Additionally, Dr. Andrea Carnelli-Dompé is made Head of Research and Johnny Lee is named Senior Legal Counsel. 

The promotions to Vice President are: Cullen Wilson - Investment; Faraz Qureshi - Investment; Welwin Lobo - Investment; Jamie Hayford - Investment; Alexander Laird - Investment; Morten Lundin - Investment; Simon Greenway - Investment; Oliver Gosling - Investment; Mathias Lejeune - Investor Relations and Marketing; Mike Mellody     - Investor Relations and Marketing; Oliver Stephens - Investor Relations and Marketing; and Laura Kilduff     - Risk.

“We are delighted to recognize the considerable contribution our global team makes every day to our firm, our clients and partners around the world,” says Paul Ward, Managing Partner. “I am particularly proud that Toni and Erik have made their way steadily through Pantheon over 10 and 12 years respectively. The promotion of 54 individuals in the 2019-2020 awards sends a clear message to our global team that Pantheon recognises and rewards internal talent.

“We are proud that we continue to attract, retain and advance the careers of a diverse pool of talent across our firm. Pantheon’s global workforce is 43 per cent female while 42 per cent of our senior team engaged in the day-to-day management and operation of Pantheon is also female. We continue to maintain a strong cohort of talented female professionals developing across the firm,” Mr. Ward continued.  

Pantheon has also named Andrea Echberg, Partner in Pantheon’s Infrastructure and Real Assets team, as a new member of Pantheon’s International Investment Committee and Co-Head of the Global Infrastructure and Real Assets Team. The appointment increases the IIC membership to 10 Partners and is made in recognition of Pantheon’s Global Infrastructure and Real Assets practice completing its first decade as a dedicated investment platform, as well as Andrea’s increasingly global role within the practice and team. The practice manages ~USD13 billion of AU* for Pantheon clients. 

Following Echberg’s appointment to the IIC, its membership is as follows: Chris Meads, Dennis McCrary, Susan Long McAndrews, Helen Steers, Matt Jones, Rudy Scarpa, Elly Livingstone, Jeff Miller, Kathryn Leaf and Andrea Echberg.