John Penning earned a degree in political science and international relations from the (French-speaking) Free University of Brussels, and an MBA from Otago University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After working as senior manager in corporate finance at Deloitte in Luxembourg, in 2009 John Penning cofounded Saphir Capital Partners SA, a corporate finance and private equity consultancy firm based in Luxembourg and London. He is currently a director in the several companies, in particular: Foyer Finance S.A. and Luxaviation Holding Company SA. Managing Director of Luxempart as from 27 April 2020.

Langues parlées

  • Luxembourgeois
  • Allemand
  • Français
  • Anglais


Expériences professionnelles


Associations professionnelles

  • Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA)

    • Member of the Board