Robert Manz is a Managing Partner and Member of the Board of Enterprise Investors, a leading private equity fund management company in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Since 1990, Enterprise Investors (EI) has raised seven funds with total capital commitments of €1.7 billion and invested over €1.2 billion in 111 companies in the CEE region.Mr. Manz joined EI as one of its first investment professionals in 1990. During his nineteen years with EI, Mr. Manz has made investments in the areas of pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, retailing, internet, printing, consumer banking, packaging, chemicals, and other industries. He has served on the boards of numerous investee companies and currently is a director of Nay a.s., a leading Slovak retailer of consumer electricals, and PharmaSwiss, a specialty pharmaceutical company operating in 16 countries. Mr. Manz has led EI’s successful exit from a number of key portfolio companies.After serving three consecutive years (2002-2004) as the founding President of the Polish Private Equity Association (PPEA), Mr. Manz remains a member of PPEA’s board of directors. Since June 2003, he is Chairman of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (EVCA) Central and Eastern Europe Task Force. Between 1999 and 2003, Mr. Manz represented Poland on the Board of Directors of EVCA. Mr. Manz graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, with a degree in Finance and Management of Entrepreneurship.
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