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Board Members

The board members manage the organisation and represent it in and outside courts of justice, according to paragraph 26 BGB. The representation is effected through the Chairman and one of the Co-Chairman. The Board of Directors consists of six persons.The appointment is for two years. 

Within the board, the activities and duties of the association are divided into the following:

  • Legal
  • Alternative Markets
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Education/Science
  • Events
  • Investors Advisory Board

The board members are:

Achim Pütz (founder and chairman), Managing Partner of Dechert LLP, has extensive experience in advising both German and international clients on traditional and alternative fund structuring, structured debt products, and all aspects of complex alternative structures.

Mr. Pütz is responsible for the departments legal and investors advisory board...read more

Rolf Dreiseidler (Co-Chairman) is Managing Partner at POLARIS Investment Advisory AG. Prior, he was Managing Director at Man (Europe) AG and responsible for client relationships with insurance companies, pension funds, bank treasuries, as well as foundations and family offices in Germany.

Mr. Dreiseidler is responsible for the departments events and human resources...read more

Matthias Erb (Co-Chairman) is partner at StepStone Global. He has many years of international experience in the asset management and insurance industry, with more than 20 years experience in the Alternative Investments industry. Matthias Erb worked both on the buy side and on the sell side as well as in the structuring area.

Mr. Erb is responsible for the departments alternative markets and investors advisory board...read more

Andreas Kalusche (Co-Chairman) is Board Member of Prime Capital AG in Frankfurt. He has been working there since August 2014 and is responsible for Investor coverage, distribution and solutions including international markets, public relations (incl. external appearance / marketing / communication) as well as the project management team.

Mr. Kalusche is responsible for the departements public relations and alternative markets...read more

Bastian Schmedding (Co-Chairman) works as Managing Director for the Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), the London listed worldwide leading specialist asset manager for European private debt.

Mr. Schmedding is responsible for the department human resources...read more

Prof. Dr. Rolf Tilmes (Co-Chairman) is the Academic Director of the PFI Private Finance Institute of the EBS Business School at the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht (EBS) in Wiesbaden.

Prof. Dr. Tilmes is responsible for the departments education and events ...read more