Advent International GmbH, Frankfurt
Joined Advent in 2005
Ronald Ayles joined Advent International GmbH in 2005 and has 14 years of private equity experience. He heads Advent´s Chemicals and Materials practice. Before joining Advent International GmbH he worked for 3i in London and Frankfurt where he built up the firm´s chemicals and materials practice. Prior to joining 3i, he spent 10 years at Degussa AG, the German Speciality Chemicals company in a variety of roles including M&A Director, investor relations manager, corporate controller and assistant to the chief financial officer.
Ron holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the WHU Koblenz (Germany), as well as European undergraduate degrees from ESB Reutlingen and the universities of Granada and London. He also trained as an “Industriekaufman.”