British private equity giant
A broad role, Zalm will offer advice on business issues, the economy and the socio-political environment, helping the firm to find investment opportunities and support the growth of existing portfolio companies.
Zalm, 55, is the longest-serving Dutch minister of finance. He was minister in five Dutch cabinets from 1994 until 21 February 2007, and is known for, among other things, the implementation of a new budgeting system (the Zalm-norm).
“Gerrit Zalm is uniquely positioned to be of great value to Permira as the firm continues to grow and mature. Someone of his experience is a huge asset, not just in deepening our relationships and understanding in the Netherlands and beyond, but also in helping us to think about how we engage with a wider range of people,” said Permira’s managing partner Damon Buffini.