Joana Rocha Scaff


MD & Head of Europe Private Equity

  • Company Neuberger Berman
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Sector Investment

Joana Rocha Scaff is Managing Director, Head of Europe Private Equity and member of the investment committees for the Primaries, Co-Investments and Secondaries strategies at Neuberger Berman, a North American financial manager with more than $400 billion in assets under management, working in this company since 2005. Joana is also a member of Neuberger Berman’s ESG advisory committee.

She has worked in investment banking covering the telecommunications, media and information services sectors. She worked at Lehman Brothers, Citigroup Global Markets and BESI (Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento). She has provided financial advisory services on business transactions in the US, Europe and Brazil. She is currently Chairman of the LPs Committee at BVCA – British Private Equity Association, and a member of the LPs Committee of several European Private Equity funds.

Joana Rocha has a degree in Business Management and Administration from the Catholic University of Lisbon and an MBA from Columbia University in New York, USA.

She has been a member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council since June 2018.