Stephane Kurgan

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Stephane joined Index in 2020 as a venture partner after three decades as an operator in senior roles in European tech businesses. He focuses on supporting entrepreneurs with a strong belief in purpose-driven leadership.

Prior to joining Index, Stephane was chief operating officer of King Digital Entertainment (KING), maker of Candy Crush Saga. He was part of the team that oversaw its $7B IPO – one of the largest for a European tech company at the time – and subsequent acquisition by Activision Blizzard. Prior to King, Stephane worked across almost every business function in a variety of European tech companies, including in sales, product, finance and senior management. He has also been a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

Stephane has a BSc in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a diploma in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies with an MBA from Insead.