Lazard adds PE partner

Michele Russo is joining Lazard European Private Equity Partners as its fourth partner alongside Graham Keniston-Cooper, Gilles Etrillard and Victor Vadaneaux. Russo was formerly with Doughty Hanson where he was the managing director in charge of Italy. He joined the firm in 1997 and set up its Italian office the following year. He led Doughty Hanson’s investment in FL Selenia in 1999, which was successfully realised

in 2003.