Getting to know...Philip Duquenoy
What better way to get to know the KCP team than to put them under the spotlight and fire some personal questions at them. Here’s how Partner, Philip Duquenoy faired.
Press play on the video below to see Phil's quick fire round answers!
Where did you grow up? Guildford, Surrey
Best car you’ve owned? Citroen Berlingo
Passenger or driver? These days, passenger
Toilet paper under or over? Over, of course
Most random impulse buy? A rotavator
The emoji you use the most? 🙈
Walk slow or walk fast? Depends where I’m going and who I’m meeting
Dine in or takeaway? Dine in if I don’t have to drive home
Favourite food? Steak frites
Tea or coffee? Tea first thing, then coffee, then tea in the afternoon
Who is your hero? Johnny Marr
Most outrageous lie you told your kids? We bored her rotten with long winded explanations of the truth
Work from home or the office? Both
What motivates you? Enjoying what I do
What do you enjoy most about your role at KCP? The fun we have working as a team
If you weren't working in PE what would you be doing instead? Rock star or song writer
What made you want to pursue a career in private equity? Being asked to join a PE fund!
Do you have any advice for people wanting to pursue a similar career path? A breadth of experience is best. I only felt fully qualified to do the job once I had worked both on the advisory side and held an operational role in a fast growing business
How has the industry changed since you began your career? Less fun and more process driven
Is there anything that you would change about the industry? Change the perception that private equity means evil asset strippers and focus on the good the industry brings in terms of job creation and building world leading businesses