Simon Patterson joined Silver Lake in 2005 and is a Managing Director and co-head of the firm's activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is currently a board member of Dell Technologies, FlixBus, IVC Evidensia, and ZPG, and previously served on the boards of Skype, Cegid, Intelsat, MultiPlan, and Gerson Lehrman Group. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he was a member of the founding management team of the logistics software company GF-X (acquired by Descartes) and worked in various management roles at the Financial Times. He is a Trustee of the Natural History Museum in London, a Trustee and Vice Chairman of The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and a Non-Executive Director of Tesco plc. Mr. Patterson holds an M.A. from King’s College, Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and received the Alexander Robichek Award for Finance.