Team

Team

Investment Team


Thomas Schmitt

Managing Partner

  • 14 years Acathia Group, Founding Partner and CEO
  • 7 years Winterthur Insurance (Credit Suisse Group), Member of the Executive Board
  • 5 years McKinsey & Co., Financial Institutions Group, Project Manager
  • 2 years Deutsche Bank, Controlling
  • MBA, PhD Business Administration

Frank Dausy

Investment Principal Benelux, France

  • 2 years Acathia Group, Private Equity
  • 7 years Ageas Continental Europe, MD Corporate Development
  • 2 years Fortis Insurance, SVP Corporate Planning
  • 1 year Fortis Insurance International Europe, CEO
  • 1 year Fortis, Director of Credit Communications
  • 7 years Fortis Investor Relations, Manager

Ekkehardt von Knebel Doeberitz

Investment Principal – Asset Management

  • 4 years Acathia Group, Private Equity
  • 10 years Asset Management Consultant
  • 7 years Baring Asset Management, CEO
  • 3 years Paribas Investment, Managing Director
  • 6 years Metzler Investment, Director
  • 3 years JPMorgan, International Client Advisor
  • M.Sc. Business Administration

Bertram Valentin

Investment Principal – Life Insurance

  • 4 years Acathia Group, Private Equity
  • 16 years Standard Life Germany, CEO
  • 5 years Aachener & Muenchener Insurance Group France, CFO
  • MBA (INSEAD), M.Sc. Mathematics

Theda Hohn

Legal/HR

  • 4 years Acathia Group, Private Equity
  • 4 years Vita Nova
  • Goethe University Frankfurt

Oliver Monath

Investment Director

  • 3 years Acathia Group, Private Equity
  • Goethe University Frankfurt

Senior Advisors


Georg Mehl

  • 15 years Wuerttembergische Insurance Group, CEO
  • 29 years Allianz Insurance Group, Director
  • 10 years Executive Committee Member of the GDV (German Insurance Association)
  • M.A. Management

Prof. Mark Wahrenburg

  • 18 years Goethe University Frankfurt, Tenured Professor and Chair of Banking and Finance
  • 5 years Goethe Business School, Founding Dean
  • 3 years University of Witten/Herdecke, Professor of Finance
  • 1 year Wharton Business School, Visiting Professor
  • 1 year McKinsey & Co., Consultant
  • Editor of the finance journal „Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankbetriebswirtschaft“
  • PhD Finance, MBA (University of Cologne)

César Bardají

  • 2 years Panrico Group, CEO
  • 2 years Gallina Blanca Star, CEO
  • 2 years Renta Real Estate Corporación, CEO
  • 7 years Winterthur Insurance Spain (Credit Suisse Group), CEO
  • 16 years PepsiCo Spain/Portugal/Australia, Managing Director
  • MBA (IESE), M.Sc. Industrial Engineering

Michael Froehls

  • 8 years The Froehls Group, Managing Partner
  • 3 years MetLife International, Head of Strategic Planning
  • 2 years Allianz Group, Head of Program Management
  • 4 years Citigroup, Director of Strategy
  • 6 years McKinsey & Co., Senior Engagement Manager
  • MBA (University of Texas at Austin), PhD Finance, M.Sc. Business Administration