Operating Professionals

  • Operating Professionals

    • Alain Beyens

      Alain Beyens

      Operating Professional

      Alain Beyens is an Operating Professional at Mid Europa Partners and is the Chairman of Moji Brendovi and Hortex.  Alain has served as CEO of Pelican Rouge Group, and prior to that as CEO of StarBev, a leading Central and Eastern European brewing business.

      Alain has more than 25 years of hands-on consumer-focused industrial experience acquired in managing large multi-country and multi-site businesses in corporate and private equity settings.


      M.Sc. in Commercial Engineering, University of Brussels, Belgium

      MBA, University of Antwerp, Belgium

    • Barry Clare

      Barry Clare

      Operating Professional

      Barry Clare has extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, he set up an over-the-counter business, Healthcare Brands International (HBI), which acquires and commercialises underexploited healthcare products and was sold successfully to Meda. Prior to HBI, Barry established Clarat Partners, which helps companies develop their businesses internationally and it advises technology developers on the commercialisation of their innovations. Clarat also carved out Betapharm from Hexal, which he later exited for US$460 million. Between 1991-2001, Barry created Boots' international "over the counter" consumer healthcare business, which was sold to Reckitt Benckiser for £1.93 billion. Barry was also a non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank.


      MA Cantab Natural Sciences, Chemistry, (University of Cambridge)

    • Steve Johnson

      Steve Johnson

      Operating Professional

      Steve Johnson has more than 25 years' experience in retail and private equity and is currently Chairman of Poundworld, a leading UK Discount retailer, a Board Director of Lenta, a leading Russian hypermarket operator, and also a Director of Big Yellow Self Storage Group Plc. Steve has previously been CEO of Focus Wickes DIY Group and Woolworths Plc as well as holding a number of senior executive roles at Asda Plc. He started his career in management consultancy with Bain & Co.


      B.A. from Cambridge University

      M.Eng. in Production Engineering, Cambridge University