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Simon Jennings joined HarbourVest in 2017 and focuses on business development and strategy with key intermediary relationships in EMEA and Asia. Simon brings 27 years of experience to this role and has extensive experience in private equity investment, strategy, business building, client relations, and fundraising.
Simon joined the Firm from HSBC where he served as the global head of private equity responsible for creating, structuring, and accessing private equity investment opportunities for private and institutional clients. Prior to that, he held the role of global head of private equity at UBS Wealth Management. His other experience includes leadership positions at UBS AG in both London and Zurich, UBS Capital, Phildrew Ventures, and Hermes Investment Management.
Simon received a BA (with honours) in European Business Administration from the Middlesex Business School, London and a Diplom-Betriebswirt from the Fachochschule Reutlingen in Germany. Simon speaks German.