Annual Report
2013/2014
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EXPANSION.
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Board of Management

Torsten Grede

TORSTEN GREDE

Spokesman

Strategy and Business Development, Corporate Communication, Compliance, Investment Business, Investor Relations (fund investors)

Born 1964. Spokesman of the Board of Management since March 2013; member of the Board of Management since January 2001; appointed until December 2018.

Torsten Grede studied business administration in Cologne and St Gallen, following a traineeship in banking. After earning his degree, he started his career in 1990 at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG; he now has more than 20 years of experience in private equity. Torsten Grede was named Senior Vice President in 1995 and was initially appointed to the Board of Management in 2001.


Dr Rolf Scheffels

DR ROLF SCHEFFELS

 

Investment Business, Investment Team Development

Born 1966. Member of the Board of Management since January 2004; appointed until March 2016.

After completing a traineeship as an industrial administrator at Braun AG, Dr Rolf Scheffels studied business administration at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, where he received his degree. His career began in 1992 with the audit firm C&L Deutsche Revision AG, Frankfurt/Main. In 1996, Dr Rolf Scheffels earned his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Goethe University. He joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 1997. Dr Rolf Scheffels was named Senior Vice President in 2000 and was initially appointed to the Board of Management in 2004.


Susanne Zeidler

SUSANNE ZEIDLER

Chief Financial Officer

Finance and Accounting, Legal and Fiscal, Investor Relations (stock market), Investment Controlling, Internal Audit, Personnel, IT and Organisation

Born 1961. Member of the Board of Management since November 2012; appointed until October 2020.

Susanne Zeidler studied business administration at the University of Münster. She began her professional career in 1987 with an audit partnership that specialised in mid-sized companies. She moved into the area of corporate finance at an audit firm in 1990, where she was responsible, until 1999, for valuations of midsized and listed companies operating in various sectors. After becoming a partner in 2000, Susanne Zeidler headed the internal audit review and other back office activities at the audit firm’s largest German office. Beginning in 2005, she built the firm’s activities with foundations and other non-profit organisations. In 2011, she joined a worldwide fundraising organisation, where she served as director at its international headquarters.