Gilles Rigal joined Apax in 2001 and is responsible for investments in the Tech & Telecom sector.

He started his career as an entrepreneur with the creation of IGL, a software and services company which was sold five years later to Thales. He then joined McDonnell Douglas Information Systems where he became Division manager and Systar, a French-based international software company where he was successively General Manager for France, Europe and worldwide operations. In 1995 he joined BMC Software, the world’s 5th largest software vendor, as General Manager France.

He also held the position of Vice President of EMEA marketing and indirect sales.

Gilles holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from ENSEEIHT in Toulouse and a graduate degree (DEA) in Robotics from the University of Toulouse.

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