Manuel Roumain



He managed direct and LP investments across all asset classes during his 10-year tenure as the chief investment officer in a prominent family office in Geneva, The Edmond Safra Philanthropic foundation, after having gained extensive capital market experience with major wall street firms, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Citigroup.

Manuel serves as a non-executive board member of BK SEE, and Managing Partner of le Club B, a leading non-profit family office forum, connecting over 250 prominent families.

His strategic thinking, focus and accountability have also allowed him to establish and foster key relationships with Fund Managers and long term investors.

The founders

The founders bring a unique combination of private equity expertise and years of experience managing and partnering with prominent family offices

The team

Our investment and support team comes with relevant investment, advisory and operational backgrounds, and is located in our offices in Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Laurent Vermer


Laurent Vermer is an experienced investment executive and operator with specific sector expertise in consumer goods and the agroindustry. He joined Kharis Capital to lead selective investments in the consumer space, while maintaining his own consulting and investment activities in the global food- and agroindustry.

Prior to joining Kharis Capital, Laurent was an investment director with BeCapital, a private equity fund launched by Cobepa, which he helped raise and focused on European cleantech companies.

From 2004 to 2009, he served with AB InBev in M&A and sales management roles. Prior to that, he was working in M&A and Project Financing for Suez Energy, first in Brazil, then in Italy.

Laurent holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD and a BA degree from Solvay Business School. He is fluent in Dutch, French, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.


Alexander Carlier


Alexander Carlier* joined Kharis Capital in September 2015. He participates in the analysis and valuation of new investment opportunities, develops financial models for operational and investment purposes and provides support to the management of portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Kharis Capital, Alexander worked as Manager Business Modelling at E&Y in Brussels. Prior to that, he held similar positions in the consultancy and banking industry. During his career he was involved in many transactions on behalf of private equity funds and corporate clients across several industries (energy, consumer goods, infrastructure, etc.).

Alexander holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Sciences with a major in Accountancy and Taxation, in addition he is a Charted Financial Analyst.

*as permanent representative of Calibrated Capital bvba

David Douénias

Compliance officer

David is in charge of administration, finance and data management.

David created a consultancy company in 2012, which focuses on organizational and finance support, assisting companies in a variety of sectors, including in computer retail sector (Redcorp) in cobalt production (GTL) and in the finance industry (Kharis).

David started his professional career as Sales & Finance Manager in Solbena, a textile company in Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo). After 10 years in DRC he founded a Brussels-based trading company, CRE, in 1999 and then 4 years later Zefood , a food production factory specialized in “dietary” meals.

He is also a co-founder and member of the board in PaperBrick, an investment company focusing on real estate certification.

David holds a master degree in management (“ingénieur de gestion”) from the Solvay Business School, which is part of the Université Libre de Bruxelles , and a “post graduate in international trade.

David is a member of Rotary club since 1989 and golfing is his main hobby. *permanent representative of Douenias C. & T. sprl

Lionel Schreiber

Group CFO

Lionel Schreiber joined Kharis Capital in 2016. He is a seasoned investment professional with cross industry and functional experience.

Prior to Kharis, Lionel worked for McKinsey & Company (management consulting), Cobepa (private equity) and Engie China (investments in energy projects).

Lionel graduated from Imperial College London and HEC Paris and is a Certified International Investment Analyst. He is fluent in English, Dutch and French.

J. William Tavelli

Ecosystem Development

J. William Tavelli, a California native based in Zug, is our Swiss Office Representative driving Kharis' Organizational Ecosystem.

J. William brings with him over 20 years of international financial & marketing expertise and has been responsible for actively leading connectivity among our Family Office Investor base since 2015.

Prior to joining Kharis, J. William served for seven years as Country Marketing Officer at Citigroup Private Bank's UHNW Division in Zurich & Geneva; subsequently joining Swiss Red Cross International Events to coordinate their fundraising efforts through Corporate & Donor Partnerships. He continues to sit on the Board of several nonprofit organizations.

J. William, fluent in both French and German, is a graduate of the American Graduate School of Business in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland from where he holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of International Business Administration degrees. 

Seta Luleci

Office Manager Brussels