John Bernstein has been an active investment professional in the private equity industry in Europe since 1995. He joined General Atlantic in 2008 to head the firm’s European operations, which includes offices in London and Munich. Based in GA’s London office, he is responsible for the firm’s investments in EMEA, including Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, Turkey and the Middle East. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves on the boards of Argus Media, Hyperion Insurance Group, FNZ, MeteoGroup, and Studio Moderna. He served on the board of Axel Springer Digital Classifieds.
Before joining GA, John served as a partner at Advent International, where he led the European telecom and technology investment practice.
John holds an M.A. in economics and law from Downing College, Cambridge University, and qualified as a barrister. He is a member of the Africa Advisory Council of The Nature Conservancy and a board member of the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia.