AlpInvest’s Tjarko Hektor departs

Hektor was a managing director on the firm’s secondaries investments team in New York.

Tjarko Hektor has left AlpInvest Partners, where he was a managing director on the secondaries investments team, sources familiar with the matter told Secondaries Investor.

Tjarko Hektor
Tjarko Hektor

Hektor’s future plans are unknown but it is understood he left to pursue other interests. He had joined AlpInvest in 2000 from the firm’s predecessors Parnib and NIB Capital, according to the firm’s website.

Hektor was also chairman of AlpInvest’s investment committee, a role he assumed in early 2014 when he took over for Wim Borgdorff, who has remained a senior advisor to the firm and a member of the investment committee. It is understood the new chairman will be Chris Perriello, a managing director on the secondaries team.

AlpInvest’s parent company The Carlyle Group has no plans to replace Hektor, a source said. According to the website the secondaries investment team in New York will continue to be led by Perriello and managing directors Michael Hacker and Justine Gordon, who leads the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice.

Carlyle confirmed Hektor’s departure but declined to provide additional comment.

Hektor’s departure comes months after AlpInvest lost Wyley Scherr, a principal on the fund investments team. AlpInvest is part of Carlyle’s solutions group which lost managing director Vineet Budhraja and head of sales and marketing Neil Collins earlier this month.

The firm recently hired Noah Keys as a principal. Keys joined from UBS to focus on secondaries and co-investments across the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. Eric Hanno also joined AlpInvest as a principal from Partners Group, Secondaries Investor‘s sister title Private Equity International reported.