A natural private equity partner

/ Helping companies reach the next stage.

Working in partnership is at the centre of Mitiska’s approach and we build long-term relationships with entrepreneurs, management teams and co-investors in order to share and leverage our respective strengths.

We bring more than just capital to any investment – we see our role as a value-add investor, combining expert advice, creative solutions and fast decision-making to enable companies to successfully reach the next phase of their development.

Value-adding investor

We act as a coach and sounding board, and invest patient capital with a long-term perspective.

Operational approach

We are a hands-on partner, involved in supporting and developing companies to create value.

International network

We leverage our extensive international network of banks, lawyers, advisers and fund managers.

Institutional quality

We follow institutional quality standards with regard to processes, finance and corporate governance.


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Luc Geuten

Executive Chairman

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Luc Geuten is Executive Chairman of Mitiska and has extensive experience in retail and real estate, both as a serial entrepreneur and investor. Luc holds a degree in civil engineering from UC Louvain and a MBA from Harvard University. He started his career at McKinsey & Co.

“Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of Mitiska’s foundation and we bring an entrepreneurial spirit to everything that we do.”

Sylvie Geuten-Carpentier

Chief Executive Officer

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Sylvie Geuten-Carpentier is CEO of Mitiska and Managing Partner of Mitiska REIM. Prior to joining Mitiska in 2008, she held senior roles at ExxonMobil and The Coca-Cola Company. Sylvie holds a commercial engineering degree from Catholic University of Leuven and a master’s degree in financial management from Vlerick Business School.

“We have a long history of spotting opportunities and backing them with patient capital and supportive advice.”

Bernard Raevens

Chief Operating Officer

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Bernard Raevens is the Chief Operating Officer with a focus on Mitiska’s private equity activities. Prior to Mitiska, Bernard held senior positions at Fortis Private Equity, Roland Berger, Arthur D. Little and Lehman Brothers. Bernard holds a degree in civil engineering from the Engineering Faculty of Mons (FPMs) and an MBA from Bocconi Business School (Milan).

“We are a professional family office, working with a wide range of partners to deliver value for our stakeholders.”

Julien Thys van den Audenaeren

Investment Director

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Julien Thys van den Audenaeren is Mitiska’s Investment Director, with a focus on private equity. He joined Mitiska in 2022 from Degroof Petercam where he was Vice President in the Investment Banking team. Julien holds a master’s degree in business economics (corporate finance) from UCLouvain and from IIML (India).

“We are an agile and flexible organisation, able to take swift investment decisions and create long-term value.”

Barbara de Jaeger

Finance & Administration Manager

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Barbara is Mitiska’s Finance and Administration Manager and joined the company in 2019. Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from HoGent Campus Mercator and prior to Mitiska worked as an accountant and financial controller in real estate, fashion and retailing.

“We combine creative solutions and fast decision-making with institutional quality standards of finance and governance.”

Greta Baetens

Executive Assistant

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Greta Baetens is Executive Assistant of Mitiska and joined the company in 2000. Before Mitiska, Greta spent 7 years as Executive Assistant to the General Manager of Henkel Benelux, having previously held administrative and executive assistant roles in several Unilever companies.

“We bring an organised and structured approach to our relationships, underpinned by strong teamwork and good communication.”

Janick De Saedeleer

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

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Janick De Saedeleer joined Mitiska in 2022 as Executive Assistant and Office Manager and supports the administration and operations of the family office and holding companies. Before joining Mitiska, Janick was External Communication Manager Belux at Mediamarkt and Personal Assistant to the CEO.

“We bring a solutions-oriented mindset and couple this with a creative and practical approach.”