Chairman of the Board


Claus has over 30 years of direct private equity as well as quoted securities experience. In addition to managing Keyhaven Capital Partners, he is responsible for leading the investment process, and he is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. Claus chairs the Board of DARAG Group Limited, and is the Chairman of Novation 2017, Novation Tech S.p.A. and TCX S.r.l. From 2012 to 2018, Claus was a member of the Invest Europe Limited Partner Platform Council, and he was also appointed to the Invest Europe Audit and Financial Committee.

Previously, he was Executive Director of Danske Private Equity. His earlier positions include Founding Managing Director of Richmond Capital Limited, a niche investment bank, and responsibility for the management of a European family office. He has also served as CFO of engineering company F.L.Smidth & Cia Espanola, and as a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He has served as Chairman and/or board member of more than 30 private and public companies in Europe and the United States over the course of his career.

Claus received a BSc in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School and earned an Executive MBA cum laude from Instituto de Impresa, Madrid. He is fluent in English, Danish, Spanish, Norwegian and Swedish, and also speaks French and German.