HarbourVest promotes secondaries professionals

The promotions include two to managing director amid a total 16 appointments at the global investment firm.

HarbourVest Partners has promoted three investment professionals focusing on secondaries amid a total of 16 appointments.

Valérie Handal

The firm promoted Valérie Handal and Rajesh Senapati to managing director, according to a statement. London-based Handal joined the firm in 2006 and has worked on a range of deals including SVG Capital, 3i Ventures and RBS special situations, according to HarbourVest’s website.

Boston-based Senapati, who joined the firm in 2005, played a lead role in the 2011 acquisition of Swiss-listed Absolute Private Equity as well as the 2012 acquisition of Conversus Capital’s portfolio.

Rajesh Senapati

Also in Boston, the firm promoted Matt Souza to principal. Souza joined HarbourVest in 2005 and is involved in the analysis and monitoring of deals, portfolio construction and allocation of investment opportunities.

In London, Richard Hickman was promoted to principal. He joined in 2014 to focus on the firm’s listed investment vehicle, HarbourVest Global Private Equity.

HarbourVest is investing its 2015-vintage Dover Street IX secondaries fund which closed on $4.8 billion, according to PEI data.