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. Furthermore, he served as Dean of the EBS Business School. His Endowed Chair for Private Finance & Wealth Management is a central part of the PFI . Since 2004, he has been in charge of executive education cooperation with its three programs on hedge funds, private equity and commodities between BAI and EBS. Before his academic career, Rolf Tilmes worked for Booz & Company as a consultant in the financial services industry for more than 8 years and gained experiences in a private equity start-up as a member of the board in a multichannel insurance brokerage. Rolf Tilmes studied business administration at the EBS, in Paris, France and Glendale, AZ, USA. He gained a MBA-degree from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School in Chicago, USA and obtained his Ph.D. from EBS in 1999.

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