Apax appts Grabiner

Apax Partners has appointed Mike Grabiner as director. Grabiner was previously chief executive of Energis plc and prior to this a director of BT Europe and a member of the board of BT Telecommunicaciones SA in Spain, VIAG InterKom in Germany, Telenordia in Sweden and Albacom in Italy.

Sir Ronald Cohen, chairman of Apax Partners Holdings, said: “Mike has an outstanding track record, a wealth of management experience and deep, global sector knowledge. There are a number of opportunities in the telecommunications sector and Mike’s contribution, both in assessing these opportunities and in supporting the companies in which we have invested, will be substantial. We are delighted that he is joining our firm.”

Grabiner is a non-executive director of Emblaze Systems and of the Littlewoods Organisation plc.