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has been CEO of Haniel since July 2019. He was appointed to the Management Board in 2017 and was also CEO of Haniel's portfolio company CWS until mid-2019. The engineering graduate began his career in 1996 with various positions at the US group General Electric (GE). Schmidt subsequently moved to TE Connectivity in mid-2008 and became President of TE Industrial in July 2010. Thomas Schmidt is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TAKKT AG, member of the advisory board of the non-profit organization ForTomorrow and volunteers on the board of the AllBright Foundation.

Thomas Schmidt

CEO

has been CFO of Haniel since September 2011. Florian Funck, who holds a PhD in business administration, began his career at the Haniel Holding Company in 1999. In June 2004, he was appointed to the TAKKT Managing Board in Stuttgart, where he was responsible for Controlling and Finance. Florian Funck is a member of the Supervisory Boards of CECONOMY AG, TAKKT AG and Vonovia SE.

Dr. Florian Funck

CFO

has been Chief People & Strategy Officer and a member of the Investment Committee of Haniel since April 2022. After studying electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich and completing an industrial doctorate at Volkswagen, Katharina Peterwerth joined McKinsey in 2008 – focusing on strategy consulting, organizational development and product development. At the end of 2018, she returned to Wolfsburg, where she headed organizational development for the VW Group for almost four years. Katharina Peterwerth is a mother of three and is, among other things, involved in the mentoring program of the TU Munich by alumni for students.

Dr. Katharina Peterwerth

Chief People & Strategy Officer

has been Investment Partner and a member of the Investment Committee of Haniel since March 2022. She is responsible for the investment area "Progress" with a focus on robotics and automation. Thessa von Hülsen, who graduated in economics, previously was Head of HR Strategy at Deutsche Börse Group and, directly before joining Haniel, led the planned IPO of a private equity held company in Munich. From 2010 to 2017, she worked for UniCredit Bank AG, last heading the corporate banking executive staff. Prior to her career in banking, Thessa spent over eight years in private equity at Silverfleet Capital, a London-based mid-cap fund. She specialized in automotive suppliers, building on 4,5 years of experience in strategy consulting.

Thessa von Hülsen

Investment Partner

Picture showing Marion Oswald (Haniel)

has been an Investment Partner and member of the Investment Committee of Haniel since June 2020. After completing a banking apprenticeship and studying economics, Marion Oswald began her career at private equity investor Advent International in 1999. In 2016, she moved to The Cranemere Group, an Anglo-Saxon investment holding company with a long-term focus, for which she last served as managing director. At Haniel, she is responsible for special projects in the "Transformation" portfolio segment.

Marion Oswald

Investment Partner

has been an Investment Partner and member of the Investment Committee of Haniel since November 2020. He leads the investment teams "People" and "Planet" and is responsible for the respective origination and execution as well as for our portfolio companies BekaertDeslee, BauWatch and KMK Kinderzimmer. Previously, Stefan Zobel was a partner at Montagu Private Equity, a British financial investor with EUR 10 billion in assets under management.

Stefan Zobel

Investment Partner

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Joined in 2020

Previously: Montagu Private Equity, Leonardo &Co. - Houlihan Lokey, Dresdner Kleinwort, Drueker&Co.

Maastricht University, Hong Kong University

Stefan Zobel

Investment Partner

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Joined in 2022

Previously: Bayer M&A, Deutsche Bank, Leonardo & Co.

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Trinity College Dublin, Jacobs University Bremen

Katharina Rosenbohm

Senior Investment Manager

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Joined in 2017

Previously: Boston Consulting Group

Vienna University of Economics and Business, RWTH Aachen University

Michael Stradner

Senior Investment Manager

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Joined in 2021

Previously: Lamont Capital, PwC Strategy&

University of Bayreuth, London School of Economics

Daniela Kastner

Investment Manager

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Joined in 2018

Bocconi University, ESB Business School Reutlingen, ESCI-UPF School of International Studies Barcelona

Frederik Nette

Investment Manager

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Joined in 2022

Previously: HSBC, NRW.BANK

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Rotman School of Management, Monash University

Julia Wautmann

Investment Manager

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Joined in 2020

Previously: Montagu Private Equity, Leonardo &Co. - Houlihan Lokey, Dresdner Kleinwort, Drueker&Co.

Maastricht University, Hong Kong University

Stefan Zobel

Investment Partner

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Joined in 2020

Previously: Roland Berger

Toulouse Business School, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Marius Keller

Senior Investment Manager

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Joined in 2021

Previously: NORD Holding

University of Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin

Moritz Merkert

Senior Investment Manager

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Joined in 2021

Previously: HSBC, Macquarie Capital

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, University of Technology Sydney

Philipp Krüger

Investment Manager

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Joined in 2020

Previously: PwC

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Science

Mario Puclin

Investment Manager

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Joined in 2022

Previously: BCG, Welthungerhilfe

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, ESCP Business School

Gina Rennings

Investment Manager

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Joined in 2022

Previously: Deutsche Börse Group, UniCredit Bank AG, Silverfleet Capital

Saarland University

Thessa von Hülsen

Investment Partner

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Joined in 2022

Previously: Volkswagen Group, Metzler Bank, Aquila Capital

University of Zurich, University of Geneva, Seoul National University

Larissa Luchmann

Senior Investment Manager

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Joined in 2018

University of Cologne, Goethe University Frankfurt, BI Norwegian Business School

Michael Olschewski

Investment Manager

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Joined in 2019

Previously: Monitor Deloitte

RWTH Aachen University, RMIT University Melbourne

Christoph Schmidt

Investment Manager

Picture showing Marion Oswald (Haniel)
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Joined in 2020

Previously: The Cranemere Group, Advent International

University of St. Gallen, University of Michigan, HEC Paris

Marion Oswald

Investment Partner

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Joined in 2022

Previously: Volkswagen Group, Metzler Bank, Aquila Capital

University of Zurich, University of Geneva, Seoul National University

Larissa Luchmann

Senior Investment Manager

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Joined in 2010

Previously: Ørsted, UBS, Deutsche Bank

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Philipp Göhre

Lead Growth Capital

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Joined in 2021

Previously: HSBC, Macquarie Capital

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, University of Technology Sydney

Philipp Krüger

Investment Manager

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HOW Team

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Joined in 2022

Previously: Volkswagen Group, McKinsey & Company

Technical University of Munich

Dr. Katharina Peterwerth

Chief People & Strategy Officer

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Joined in 2022

Previously: Volkswagen Group, McKinsey & Company

Technical University of Munich

Dr. Katharina Peterwerth

Chief People & Strategy Officer

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Joined in 2020

Previously: Saint Gobain, ThyssenKrupp

Technical University of Munich (graduate engineer), Sydney Graduate School of Management (MBA)

Axel Berger

Senior Business Partner Digital & Sustainability

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Joined in 2021

Previously: General Electric, Danaher Corporation, Belden, Philips

Henley Business School (MBA)

Dörthe Heinrigs

Senior Business Partner HOW

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Joined in 2020

Previously: Belden Inc, TE Connectivity, CWS Group

Eindhoven University of Technology

Pieter Beelen

Senior Business Partner HOW

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Joined in 2008

Previously: Deutsche Bank

Ruhr University Bochum

Christian Rube

Manager Sustainability

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Joined in 2010

Previously: MBN

University of Angers

Florence Bädeker-Georges

Expert Project Management

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Joined in 2022

Previously: Volkswagen Group, McKinsey & Company

Technical University of Munich

Dr. Katharina Peterwerth

Chief People & Strategy Officer

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Joined in 2007

Previously: Research Graduate

University of Trier, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. René Peters

Senior Business Partner Talent

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Joined in 2021

Previously: Pierburg GmbH

University of Siegen

Daniela Uhrmann

Business Partner Talent

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Joined in 2018

Previously: thyssenkrupp, Gigaset, Lufthansa

Mercator School of Management, University of Erlangen–Nuremberg

Tim Ulrich

Business Partner Talent

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Joined in 2021

Previously: FranklinCovey

Matt Smith

Business Partner Training & Development

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Joined in 2013

Previously: FOM University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management

Daniel Munsch

Expert Training & Development

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Joined in 1997

Previously: Phonet Telecom AG, ESO Group, MORA Metrology GmbH

Sabine Derksen

Expert Project Management

Team

Creditor Relations

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Joined in 2002

Previously: EBS University of Business and Law

Dr. Axel Gros

Head of Finance and Treasury

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Joined in 2022

Previously: Deutsche Bank AG, Spotcap Global Services GmbH, Deutsche Handelsbank AG

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich, University of Regensburg

Caroline Bezwald

Business Partner Financing & Bank Relationship

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Press & Communications

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Joined in 2019

Previously: CECONOMY AG, JP|KOM GmbH, Commerzbank AG, Philips, Handelsblatt

Osnabrück University, ESCEM School of Business and Management Poitiers/Tours, Georg von Holtzbrinck-Schule für Wirtschaftsjournalisten

Simone Fuchs

Head of Communications