Terra Firma Names Géczy as CEO

Jul 21 2016 | 9:11pm ET

Private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners has named Andrew Géczy as chief executive officer effective September 2016.

Géczy has spent more than 25 years in leadership roles across a number of international financial organizations, the company said in a statement. Before taking his new role, Géczy was CEO of international and institutional banking for Australia & New Zealand Banking Group.

Previously, he was group executive director and CEO of wholesale banking & markets at Lloyds Banking Group. Before that, he founded and ran an investment advisory boutique and asset manager.

Prior to 2005, Andrew spent 14 years at Citigroup in a variety of roles, most notably as global head of structured corporate finance.

The buyout firm’s prior CEO, Tim Pryce, left the company in March. 

“I am delighted to welcome Andrew, who brings with him a wealth of leadership experience in the financial services sector,” said Guy Hands, chairman and CIO of Terra Firma, in the statement. “I am confident that he will harness the tremendous talent which we have at Terra Firma as we transform the businesses we own, seek new opportunities for investment and deliver value for our investors.”

London-based Terra Firma was founded by Hands in 1994 as Nomura International’s Principal Finance Group. Since inception, the firm has invested over €16 billion in 33 businesses with an aggregate enterprise value of over €48 billion.

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