Allard joined 3i in 2010 and is a Senior Associate based in Amsterdam.
He has been a key deal team member on the investments in Action (leading Benelux non-food discount retailer), Basic-Fit (leading European discount fitness chain) and Element Materials Technology (materials and production qualification testing).
Allard is currently an Observer on the Board of Directors of Azelis, a pan-European specialty chemicals distribution company.
Prior to joining 3i, Allard worked in the Consumer & Retail team at Credit Suisse in London. Notable transactions include Heineken’s acquisition of FEMSA Cerveza and the acquisition of Tate & Lyle Sugar by ASR.
Allard holds a Masters degree in Finance from the University of Groningen.