KGAL Group. The Management Board.

KGAL GmbH & Co. KG. The Management Board.

The Management Board of KGAL GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as the implementation of strategic goals throughout the Group. The three-person management team has more than 70 years of cumulative professional experience at KGAL GmbH & Co. KG.

Gert Waltenbauer

Chief Executive Officer

Gert Waltenbauer is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KGAL GmbH & Co KG and is responsible for the areas of Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Audit, General Counsel and Compliance/Anti-Money Laundering. He joined KGAL Group in 1993.

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KGAL GmbH & Co. KG since November 2014
  • Member of the Management Board 2007–2014
  • 2001–2006 Director of Capital Procurement division
  • 1993–2001 Sales Executive and Head of Düsseldorf Branch
  • 1992–1993 Commerzleasing GmbH, Düsseldorf and Dortmund
  • 1991–1992 Svenska Finans Deutschland GmbH, Düsseldorf (leasing subsidiary of Svenska Handelsbanken)
  • Economics graduate, studied business sciences at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Thomas Schröer

Chief Financial Officer

Dr Thomas Schröer is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of KGAL GmbH & Co. KG. In this role, he is responsible for all financial topics at KGAL Group, including the areas of Financial Controlling, Treasury, Group Accounting, Accounting, IT & Corporate Services and Taxes. Dr Schröer joined KGAL Group in 1999.

  • Member of the Management Board of KGAL GmbH & Co. KG since January 2018
  • Chief Financial Officer of KGAL GmbH & Co. KG since January 2015
  • since 2007 Head of Finance, KGAL GmbH & Co. KG
  • since 2005 Managing Director, ALCAS GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2001–2007 Head of Accounting OG and Head of KGAL Group Accounting
  • 1999–2001 Head of Accounting at KGAL GmbH & Co. KG
  • 1998 Awarded Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor of Economic Sciences) at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M.
  • 1988–1990 M.Sc. (Econ.) in International Accounting & Finance, London School of Economics
  • 1985–1988 Course in Business Management (main subjects: accounting and financing), University of Münster
  • 1983–1985 Diplom-Finanzwirt (tax administration) degree, University of Applied Sciences for Finance in Nordkirchen

Dr. Klaus Wolf

Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Dr Klaus Wolf is responsible for the areas of Legal, Structured Finance and Structuring. He joined KGAL Group in 1992.

  • Chief Investment Officer of KGAL GmbH & Co. KG since March 2015
  • 2013–February 2015 Managing Director of KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG, the KAGB-regulated part of the KGAL Group, responsible for aviation, infrastructure (energy) and shipping
  • 2007–2013 Managing Director in the areas of aviation, infrastructure (energy), shipping and production services
  • 2004–2006 Director of Movables II division
  • 1992–2003 Member of Movables team and project manager
  • 1996 Awarded Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor of Economic Sciences) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1991 MBA degree at the Katz Graduate School of Business in Pittsburgh, USA
  • 1990 Diplom-Kaufmann (business administration) degree, business administration course at the University of Augsburg

KGAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT GMBH & CO. KG. The Management Board.

Michael Ebner

Managing Director (Speaker) Asset Class Infrastructure

Michael Ebner, born in 1967, has been Spokesman for the Management Board of KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG with responsibility for Infrastructure since March 2015. He is responsible for Human Resources, Structuring, and Marketing & Communications within KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG.

  • since 2015 Spokesman for the Management Board, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2007–2014 Head of the Infrastructure division
  • 2005-2006 Senior Project Manager for Movables team (infrastructure, media, managed products)
  • 2000–2004 Project Manager for Movables team (media and renewable energies)
  • 1999–2000 Real estate project financing sales, Düsseldorf branch
  • 1997–1999 Project development and concept (project group)
  • 1995–1997 Dresdner Bank AG (corporate banking trainee programme, Munich and Augsburg)
  • 1986–1988 Bayerische Vereinsbank AG (banker training, Munich)
  • 1990–1991 In-house training programme, Siemens AG, Munich
  • 1989–1995 Diplom-Kaufmann (business administration) degree, business administration course at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich,
  • 1986–1988 Banker training, Bayerische Vereinsbank AG, Munich

Dr. Martin Baranowski

Managing Director Risk Management

Dr Martin Baranowski, born in 1958, has been a Member of the Management Board of KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG with responsibility for the Risk Management, Fund Controlling, Outsourcing, Audit, Legal, Compliance and Data Protection divisions since March 2015.

  • Since 2015 Member of the Management Board, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • Since 2008 Head of Risk Management
  • 1998–2008 DZ BANK AG
  • 1987–1998 Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank AG (HYPO Bank)
  • 1988 Awarded Dr. jur. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) at Mainz University
  • 1983–1986 Junior barrister in Bielefeld (higher court district of Hamm)
                        2nd state examination in Law in February 1986
  • 1977–1983 Studied business sciences at the University of Münster
                        1st state examination in Law in May 1983

Jochen Hörger

Managing Director Asset Class Aviation

Jochen Hörger, born in 1966, has been a Member of the Management Board of KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG with responsibility for the Aviation division since March 2015. He is responsible for Finance/Controlling, and Tax divisions within KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG.

  • Since 2015 Member of the Management Board, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • Since 2007 Head of the Aviation division and Managing Director of Lufthansa Leasing GmbH
  • 2000–2006 Member of Movables team and project manager
  • 1996–2000 Assistant to the Spokesman of the KGAL Capital GmbH & Co KG Management Board
  • 1995–1996 Project management
  • 1994 Diplom-Kaufmann (business administration) degree, business administration course at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • 1989 Banking training, banking course at Deutsche Bank AG in Munich

André Zücker

Managing Director Asset Class Real Estate

André Zücker, born in 1974, has been a Member of the Management Board of KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG with responsibility for the Real Estate division since March 2015. He is also responsible for the IT, Sales, and Strategic Research divisions within KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG.

  • since 2015 Member of the Management Board, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2013–2015 Head of the Real Estate division, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2012–2013 Head of Office Real Estate, KGAL GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2008–2011 Head of International Real Estate (UK and North America), KGAL GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2006–2007 4RED GmbH & Co. KG real estate development
  • 2004–2006 CMP Construction Management Partners GmbH & Co. KG (ATP Group)
  • 2001–2004 ATP AG Munich
  • 2005 MBA in Real Estate at the Biberach University of Applied Sciences,
              London SBU and Europa Institute Zurich
  • 2001 Diplom-Ingenieur (engineering degree),
              Architecture course at the Munich University of Applied Sciences

KGAL CAPITAL GMBH & CO. KG. The Management Board.

Florian Martin

Spokesman for the Management Board

Florian Martin, born in 1975, has been Spokesman for the KGAL Capital GmbH & Co. KG Management Board since 2016. In this role he is responsible for the Business Development/Institutional Sales, Marketing, Finance/Taxation, Legal/Compliance, Strategy, HR/Organisation, and Audit divisions.

  • since 2016 Spokesman for the Management Board, KGAL Capital GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2013-2016 Managing Director, KGAL Capital GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2011-2013 Head of Public and Private Placements
  • 2007-2011 Managing Director, BW-Equity GmbH, LBBW Group, Stuttgart
  • 1998-2006 Head of Alternative Assets, BW-VermögensAnlage GmbH, BW-Bank Group, Stuttgart
  • 1995-1998 Werkstudent, Baden-Württembergische Bank AG, Stuttgart
  • 2002 Degree in Financial Economics (ebs), European Business School, Öestrich-Winkel
  • 1998 Business Studies degree (BA) (Banking major), Stuttgart

Douglas Edwards

Member of the Management Board

Douglas Edwards, born in 1960, has been Head of Institutional Business International at KGAL Capital GmbH & Co. KG since April 2016. He is responsible for expanding the customer base in the core KGAL asset classes of real estate, aviation, and infrastructure.

  • 2011-2016 Managing Director and Head of International Clients, CORPUS SIREO Investment Management, Luxembourg
  • 2008-2011 Principal/Consultant at Apollo Asset Management, Düsseldorf
  • 2005-2007 Senior Principal, Real Estate at Doughty Hanson & Co., United Kingdom/Italy
  • Initiated the first direct real estate investment for UBS Capital

  • Developed the first value-add investment for Rodamcos RoProperty Venture Capital

  • Established the first Europe-wide real estate investment fund for AXA REIM

  • A leading figure in closing the Doughty Hanson Fund II – Value Add

  • Established joint ventures for DIWG (Düsseldorf)

  • 1978-1981 Studied Geography at the University of Leicester, UK
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