Thomas Foussé joined the Carlyle Group’s investor relation and fundraising team in 1999. Thomas is a Managing Director & Partner of The Carlyle Group. Prior to Carlyle, Thomas spent five years in the Private Equity Placement team at Merrill Lynch, based in London. Thomas started his career at Banque Paribas in 1989 in Frankfurt and then Paris. Thomas received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (class ’94) and his undergraduate business degree from the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris. Thomas is married to Vanusa, they have four children. Thomas has been active in philanthropy for the past 10 years, with a focus on children / education, health, homeless shelters and art.