Nicolas Berggruen

Investment Advisor

Mr. Berggruen has been the Investment Advisor of Berggruen Holdings for the last 20 years. He is also the Founder and President of the Berggruen Institute. Mr. Berggruen’s goal is to address fundamental political and cultural questions in our rapidly changing world.
Focusing on Great Transformations in the human condition, brought for example by climate change, restructuring of global economics and politics, and advances in science and technology, the Institute seeks to connect deep thought in the human sciences—philosophy and culture—to the pursuit of practical improvements in governance.

Koonal Gandhi

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Gandhi joined Berggruen Holdings in 2018 as its Chief Investment Officer. He is responsible for the management and oversight of over 50 direct investments in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Mr. Gandhi plays a key role in Berggruen’s buyout activities, investment sourcing, portfolio oversight and firm administration.

Justin Topilow

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Topilow joined Berggruen Holdings in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for oversight of the accounting and tax functions as well as portfolio operations. He also assists in the implementation of company strategies. Mr. Topilow has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BA from Yale University.