Massimiliano Caraffa is a Managing Director of the Carlyle European Buyout team based in Milan, responsible for deal origination, execution, portfolio management and realizations in the Consumer and Retail space across Europe.
Mr. Caraffa is actively involved in Carlyle’s current investments in: Design Holding (Luxury Design), Golden Goose (Fashion/Retail); Hunkemoller (Fashion/Retail); Twin-set Milano (Fashion/Retail); Comdata (Business Services) and Marelli Motori (Industrial). In each of these companies he is also a member of the Board of Directors. Moreover, Mr. Caraffa has been involved in Moncler (Fashion/Retail) and Sematic (Industrial), where he served on the Board of Directors respectively from 2008 to 2011 and from 2015 to 2016.
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2004, Mr. Caraffa was a Business Analyst and Associate with McKinsey & Company in Milan for three years, where he focused on telecom and financial services.
Mr. Caraffa received an MSc in electronic and telecommunications engineering magna cum laude from University of Genoa and received an MBA from INSEAD. He speaks Italian, English and Spanish.