Boudewijn has been active in the Benelux and the broader European private equity industry since 1985, when he led ABN-AMRO’s private equity activities in Europe. Boudewijn joined Gilde in 1994 to build its LBO practice, having developed extensive senior-level contacts in the European business community. Boudewijn was chairman of Gilde’s investment committee for many years and holds numerous board and advisory positions. Boudewijn has been directly involved in more than 100 buyouts, varying in value between €50 million and €900 million.
Boudewijn holds a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Eindhoven Technical University in the Netherlands and spent two years in the Royal Dutch Navy prior to joining ABN AMRO.