Our Culture is our Edge.
Ardian has strong values and a distinctive way of doing business that we work hard to maintain. Our people are driven by excellence and they thrive in a challenging environment. From the day they join, we run a series of programs including Ardian University and Ardian Startup Studio, to help them develop their knowledge and relationships throughout the company.
A Fast-Moving Environment
We are a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company, employing more than 680 people in 15 offices around the world. This provides opportunities to work across disciplines and geographies, which one in five of our staff have done. We promise a dynamic workplace where you will be encouraged through training and mentoring to develop your career and take on more responsibility.
Our Next Generation
Set up in 2017, Ardian’s Millennial Executive Committee comprises 15 employees, all aged under 35, who meet regularly to represent the views of our millennial employees and give them a bigger role in deciding our company’s future. The Millennial Comex makes its recommendations to Ardian’s Executive Committee.
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Inclusion & Diversity
At Ardian, we want to have a positive impact on all our stakeholders and we are conscious of our societal role. Our D&I policy is a commitment against all types of discrimination and an engagement to promote equal opportunities.
We are committed to creating teams that represent the society in which we live, drawing on the rich talent, life experience and backgrounds individuals have to offer. This is reflected in our talent initiatives with concrete and measurable objectives around three main pillars: sourcing, recruitment and retention. In order for this approach to be a success, we also know the importance of developing an inclusive working environment, notably with a training program designed for all our employees.
The HR team is benefiting from the full support of the Executive Committee, which is essential on this topic, but also from Diversity Committees in France, the US, UK and Italy, in charge of deploying local action plans.
Ardian’s D&I definition: we define Inclusion and Diversity, as the frame allowing everyone to reach its full potential within a group, while being respected and feeling free to express its ideas and its singularities, no matter if it is religion, gender, age, national origin, educational background, mental and physical disabilities or sexual orientation.
It is a key part of our major diversity initiative which, we believe, will be a lever for long-term performance. In April 2020, we have obtained the first level of EDGE certification, “Edge Assess”, the leading certification system to promote gender equality in career opportunities. In 2020 we have also signed the gender diversity charter drawn up by France Invest, the French private equity association. This commits us to achieving gender balance within Ardian and our portfolio companies.
In compliance with the AVENIR law of September 5 2018, Ardian publishes its Penicaud Index: 81/100
The Global Business Certification standard for gender equality
Committed to Workplace Gender Equality.
The EDGE Certification Seal recognizes and rewards an organization’s commitment to progress on, or success in workplace gender equality.
Thibault Basquin, Head of Americas investments
“I joined Ardian in January 2001 as an intern in the Buyout team in Paris. Since then, I have been working with aspirational leaders and Ardian gave me the opportunity to progress quickly by being empowered very early. After 18 exceptional years in our Paris office, I was offered the opportunity to relocate in the US with my family in order to launch our US upper mid & large cap Buyout effort. This demonstrates Ardian’s ability to offer incredible opportunities to its employees as they grow.”
Frédérique Ihmof, Corporate Development Director
“Two years after joining Ardian in Paris, I was offered the opportunity to relocate to London. It was a great opportunity as I was to manage one of the first Fund Finance team abroad. It was very rewarding to take part in the fantastic growth of the team, both in terms of headcount and variety of topics covered!”
“I joined Ardian in June 2018 as an Analyst in the New York Fund of Funds team following a summer internship. Early on, Ardian and its community helped me develop both professionally and personally, providing opportunities to attend our technical training program, Ardian University in Paris, and access to a senior mentor in NY, among others. These experiences help me make greater contributions for Ardian, and I am excited to be part of of Ardian’s future growth and continued success.”
Alissa Duregger, Senior Client Servicing Officer
“I joined Ardian in January 2016 as an intern in the Client Servicing team in London. It has been a demanding but rewarding experience. I am working with so many talented and genuine people across all Ardian offices, and truly appreciate the Ardian culture and positive work environment. Ardian also gave me the opportunity to become the first Client Servicing team member in our Frankfurt office and was very supportive in my personal development throughout several educational programs.”
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Apoorva Joshi, Investment Manager in the Fund of funds' team at Ardian
"Employees can change how Ardian itself looks at sustainability". Committed to better habits at Ardian, discover Apoorva's challenge and learn more about his intrapreneurship project within the Ardian Startup Studio program.