Justine Gordon leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Private Equity and Americas Infrastructure Practices. She specializes in advising investment platforms at both the fund and portfolio level on organizational and leadership matters. She is particularly active in the infrastructure, communications and industrials segments where she works with both corporations, developers and private-equity backed businesses. She is highly effective in cross border situations as a dual citizen of South Africa and the U.S. Justine commands knowledge of the sector with 20 years of financial investing and advisory experience, primarily in infrastructure leading the Real Assets secondaries and co-investing business at AlpInvest Partners (The Carlyle Group), and building the direct infrastructure businesses at RREEF Infrastructure and Guggenheim Partners.
I enjoy working with both the disrupted and disruptors, bringing strategic insights to my clients in building cultures, teams, and individuals. People are a company’s most valuable assets, and we are in a position to tap their potential.
Justine began her private equity career at Chartwell Investments, a New York-based generalist middle market firm, working with management teams across the consumer, industrial and energy sectors. Before that, she was a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.
Justine earned a BComm (Accounting) and a BComm Honors (Accounting, Tax) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and an MPhil (Finance) from Cambridge University, UK. She is passionate about her South African heritage, endurance sports and exploring the world. In addition, Justine is active in animal and sports philanthropy.