Damon Buffini

Damon Buffini is a founding partner of Permira and was Chairman and Managing Partner from 1997-2010. Under his leadership Permira’s funds under management grew from €1.9 billion to over €20 billion and the firm’s number of offices has risen from four to twelve.

Over the same period Permira helped to grow and build numerous successful businesses across Europe including: Travelodge, global aviation services group Jet Aviation, Inmarsat, and Homebase.

Damon currently represents Permira Funds on the board of Hugo Boss.


Damon is co founder of Social Business Trust, a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a Governor of the Wellcome Trust.

Damon was educated at the Gateway Grammar School, St John’s College, Cambridge, where he read Law and at Harvard Business School, where gained an MBA.