Investcorp adds Dr Ann-Kristin Achleitner to International Advisory Board
Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announced that Dr Ann-Kristin Achleitner, a business economist and Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance Studies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has been appointed to Investcorp’s International Advisory Board.
Dr Achleitner is a recognised leader and a high-profile researcher in the area of entrepreneurial finance, with a particular focus on the financing of innovation, venture capital, private equity, family businesses, social entrepreneurship and financing for social enterprises. Dr Achleitner is currently the Scientific Co-Director at the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies and Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance at the Technical University of Munich. Prior to this, she was a Professor of banking and finance at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, having completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies in both economics and law and then her postdoctoral teaching qualification at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
With several awards for both research and teaching, including the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014, Dr Achleitner’s counsel is highly regarded across both the public and private sector.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Achleitner, said: “I am pleased to be joining the International Advisory Board at Investcorp. In recent years, Investcorp has driven a successful growth strategy that has seen it double its AUM, expand its geographical footprint and broaden its product offering. I look forward to contributing to this exciting story and the next phase of growth.”
Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp, said: “External perspectives play an important role at Investcorp. Our International Advisory Board consists of some of the best minds around the world and they provide us with guidance on emerging business and policy issues globally. We are delighted to add Dr Achleitner to our International Advisory Board as we continue to grow, and are excited about the new perspectives and insights and guidance that she will bring.”
Dr Achleitner is a member of the supervisory boards of Deutsche Börse AG, Linde AG, Muenchener Rueckversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG and serves on the board of directors of ENGIE SA. She also is a member of the Economic Advisory Council of the French Embassy in Berlin.
Investcorp’s International Advisory Board is chaired by Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp. It meets annually and provides advice and guidance to the Firm. It consists of Kofi Annan, President of the Global Humanitarian Forum and former Secretary-General of the United Nations; Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel, President of the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria, and former Federal Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs of Austria; Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, former German Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman, Munich Security Conference; Global Head of Government Relations and Public Policy for Allianz; Ana Palacio, former Foreign Minister of Spain and Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Marketing, AREVA; Deepak Parekh, Chairman of India’s premier housing finance company HDFC Ltd; and Dr Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz SE and former CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO.