Piet de Paepe is a partner in Bain & Company's Brussels office and the leader of the Brussels Private Equity practice. He is also an expert in the Industrial Goods & Services practice, with a focus on chemicals in Europe.
Since joining the firm in 2007, Piet has gained extensive experience in turnaround and general management. He has worked in the oil, graphics (machine building) and floor coverings industries. His areas of expertise include strategy, performance improvement and post-merger integration.
Prior to joining Bain, Piet worked at FINA/TOTAL as assistant plant manager and later became a supply chain optimization manager in Paris. In 2000, he became General Manager of a number of companies for Punch International (Strobbe Graphics in Ieper, Belgium and Basysprint in Boizenburg, Germany). He was also a divisional manager at Domo NV.
Piet holds an MBA from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Ghent.