Members of the Board

Supervisory Board

Dr Hendrik Otto

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Executive and Nomination Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

First elected: 2011
In office until: 2026
Year of birth: 1975
Nationality: German

Current activities and work history
Since 2022: Advisor, Egon Zehnder, Dusseldorf
Since 2020: Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Frankfurt/Main
Since 2006: Lawyer, Dusseldorf
2014–2022: Member of the Board of Management, WEPA SE, Arnsberg
2011–2014: Partner, company law and M&A, bank and financial law, Mayer Brown LLP, Dusseldorf/Berlin/Frankfurt/Main
2010–2011: Advisory team, Financial Institutions Group (Secondment), HSBC Bank plc, London
2006–2011: Associate Mayer Brown LLP, Frankfurt/Main

Education
2002–2006: Legal clerkship in Hamburg and other areas, second legal state examination in Hamburg, doctoral studies at the Ruhr University Bochum
1995–2001: Legal studies and first legal state examination in Freiburg, Berlin and other areas


Dr Jörg Wulfken

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Vice Chairman of the Executive and Nomination Committee

First elected: 2020
In office until: 2025
Year of birth: 1960
Nationality: German

Current activities and work history
Since 2021: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Georgian Credit, Tbilisi (Georgia)
Since 2020: Partner bei Bruski, Smeets & Lange Rechtsanwälte, Frankfurt/Main
2012–2020: Member of the Supervisory Board of Georgian Credit, Tbilisi (Georgia)
2015–2020: Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
2001–2015: Partner at Mayer Brown LLP, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
2000–2001: Partner at Clifford Chance, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
1993–2000: Director of Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG, Berlin (Germany)
1991–1993: Associate at Clifford Chance, London (United Kingdom)
1989–1991: Legal expert in the Investment Banking division at Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, Dusseldorf (Germany)
1979–1980: Ship chandler, August Warnecken, Bremen (Germany)

Education
1987–1989: University of Konstanz (Germany), employee at the Centre for International Economics and PhD student, obtaining a Doctor of Law
1980–1987: University of Hamburg (Germany), one-phase legal education with a degree as a fully qualified lawyer

Offices held on other statutory supervisory boards or in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Georgian Credit, Tbilisi (Georgia; not listed)

Further material activities in addition to the supervisory board mandate

  • CEO of Wulfken-Stiftung, Bremen (Germany)

Prof Dr Kai C. Andrejewski

Chairman of the Audit Commitee, Member of the Executive and Nomination Committee

First elected: 2023
In office until: 2028
Year of birth: 1967
Nationality: German

Current activitiesand work history
Since 2021: Member of the Executive Board (Chief Financial Officer) of Sixt SE, Pullach i. Isartal
Since 2011: Professor for Accounting and Auditing at the Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen
2002–2021: Partner and most recently Regional Board Member/Managing Partner Southern Region for the international auditing firm KPMG, before that in various positions and functions in Paris/Berlin/Düsseldorf
1993–2002: Various positions in the field of auditing in Essen/Hamburg and Chicago

Education
2001: Auditor's examination
1998: Tax consultant examination
1988–1993: Study of law and business administration in Würzburg and Göttingen; graduated with a degree in business administration

Offices held on other statutory supervisory boards or in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SEEHG Securing Energy for Europe Holding GmbH, Berlin, Germany (not listed)

Axel Holtrup

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2020
In office until: 2025
Year of birth: 1968
Nationality: German

Current activities and work history
Since 2017: Independent investor, London (United Kingdom)
2011–2017: Partner and member of the Global Management at AEA Investors, London (United Kingdom) and Munich (Germany)
2006–2010: Director at Silver Lake Partners, London (United Kingdom)
1997–2006: Associate, later Principal at Investcorp, London (United Kingdom)
1995–1997: Financial analyst (M&A) at Morgan Stanley, London (United Kingdom) and Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

Education
1991–1995: European Partnership of Business Schools (EPBS), Middlesex University, London (United Kingdom), and Reutlingen University (Germany) – BA (Hons.): European Business Administration and Diplom-Betriebswirt degrees
1989–1991: Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt/Main / Ludwigshafen (Germany) – bank clerk apprenticeship

Offices held on other statutory supervisory boards or in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Princess Private Equity Holding Limited, Guernsey (Channel Islands; listed)

Dr Kathrin Köhling

Vice Chairwoman of the Audit Commitee

First elected: 2023
In office until: 2028
Year of birth: 1983
Nationality: German

Current activities and work history
Since April 2023: Chief Financial Officer, LEG Immobilien SE, Dusseldorf
2020–March 2023: Managing Director, LEG Wohnen NRW GmbH, Dusseldorf
2019–2020: Division Manager Strategy & Organisation, LEG Immobilien SE, Dusseldorf
2012–2019: McKinsey & Company, Inc., Dusseldorf

Education
2003–2011: University of Munster, Study of business administration and graduated as Dipl.-Kauffrau (2008) and Dr rer. pol. (2011)


Dr iur Maximilian Zimmerer

Member of the Supervisory Board

First elected: 2019
In office until: 2024
Year of birth: 1958
Nationality: German

Current activities and work history
Since 2017: Member of the Supervisory Board of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in Munich
2016: Termination of active duties on the Board of Management of Allianz SE
2015: Additional assumption of responsibility for the Asia region
2012: Move to the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for investments (incl. private equity, infrastructure, renewables, real estate), treasury, Global Life & Health and AZ for Good
2010: Additional assumption of the position of CEO of Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG (up until December 2011), including an extension of his executive division responsibility at Allianz Deutschland AG (Life + Health executive divisions)
2006: Election to the Board of Management of Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, appointment to the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland AG (Life executive division)
2004: Assumption of responsibility for the executive division for accounting, surrender of responsibility for personal lines insurance and insurance operations
2002: Additional assumption of responsibility for the executive division for personal lines insurance and insurance operations
2000: Appointment to the Board of Management of Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, responsible for investments, asset-liability management, construction financing and tax
1998: Managing director for Fixed Income, Allianz Asset Advisory and Management GmbH
1997: Assignment to Dresdner RCM Global Investors (US), Global Equity Portfolio Management
1994: Move to Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG, head of the “Loans” sub-division
1988: Starts work with Allianz AG, “Industrial Holdings” sub-division

Education
1988: Awarded his PhD in law at the University of Cologne
1988: Second state legal examination in Düsseldorf
1985–1988: Legal traineeship
1983–1984: Military service in Budel/NL and Bonn
1980–1983: Continuation of legal studies in Cologne, passing the first state legal examination
1979–1980: Legal studies at the University of Lausanne
1977–1979: Legal studies at the University of Cologne

Offices held on other statutory supervisory boards or in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Investmentaktiengesellschaft für langfristige Investoren TGV, Bonn, Germany (not listed)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft, Munich, Germany (listed)

Board of Management

Tom Alzin, Spokesman of the Board of Management

Born in 1980. Resident in Luxembourg. Spokesman of the Board of Management since March 2023; Member of the Board of Management since March 2021; appointed until end of February 2026.

Tom Alzin joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2004 and became a Managing Director in 2011. He has 16 years of experience in the private equity business.

Tom Alzin holds a degree in Business Administration from the HEC Lausanne, and also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Offices held on other statutory supervisory boards or in comparable domestic and international supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • Discus Investment Sarl, Luxembourg (Germany, not listed)

  • Verde Midco S.r.l., Milan (Italy, not listed)


Jannick Hunecke

Born in 1974. Resident in Frankfurt/Main. Member of the Board of Management since March 2021; appointed until end of February 2026.

Jannick Hunecke joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2001 and became a Managing Director in 2008. He has 20 years of experience in the private equity business in Germany’s mid-market sector.

Jannick Hunecke holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Munster.


Melanie Wiese

Born in 1974. Resident in Bad Honnef. Member of the Board of Management since January 2023; appointed until end of December 2025.

Melanie Wiese worked for energy companies E.ON SE and Innogy SE, both based in Essen, and Bayernwerk AG, Regensburg, between 2017 and 2022. Most recently, she has been a member of the Management Board at both Innogy SE and Bayernwerk AG, being responsible for Finance (CFO at Bayernwerk AG). Prior to that, she had assumed the roles of Head of Accounting & Reporting at Innogy SE and Head of Group Accounting at E.ON SE. Before joining technology company ZF Friedrichshafen in 2014, where she headed the international Shared Service Organisation until 2017, Melanie Wiese had worked as a consultant at Accenture Management Consulting and The Hackett Group.

Melanie Wiese holds a degree in business law from Leuphana University, Lueneburg.

As at 2 November 2023