Nikolaos Tonidis [BOARD OF DIRECTORS AFK ENTERPRISE AG]
Nikolaos Tonidis is the CEO of WM Holding AG and is responsible for capital markets and real estate investments for AFK Kumar and has proven expertise in project management, marketing and financing. Nikolaos is a results-driven chief executive officer with over 30 years experience leading and increasing growth in a variety of businesses. Red Dot Award Winner in Communication Design, Corporate Design Winner, DDC Award Winner, Effectively managed teams of over 200 employees in 12 locations in 3 countries. Oversaw executive leadership, company training, and public relations with media. Developed intensive, ambitious business strategies, short-term goals, and long-term objectives. Spearheaded overhaul of various underperforming departments to reduce stagnation and increase growth and productivity. Fostered change in company culture to be more open, transparent, and accountable. Main Key Skills & Core Competencies are Management & Leadership, Business Operations & Strategy, Effective Communication & Delegation, Adaptability & Determination, Forward Thinking & Calculated Risk Management.
Dr. Berthold Peikert [CEO AFK Enterprise AG]
Berthold Peiker is the CEO of AFK Enterprise AG and Internationally experienced and very entrepreneurial senior executive with more than 25 years experience in various industries combining incisive strategic abilities with comprehensive leadership, execution and operative skills. Strong technical and analytic business qualifications with an impressive track record of hands-on experience in strategic and financial planning, business unit development, project and product management and system engineering strategies. Visionary and innovative sales leader with an exceptional commitment to success by sincere relationship management, rigorous business development, continuous improvements in operations implementation in return to achieve expectional and sustainable business growth, enhancing profit margins and brand awareness. Combining a very ambitious will to succeed paired with a strong desire to make a difference he exemplifies an agile mindset, flexibility and positive attitude. He leads diverse teams of professionals to new levels of productivity in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, fast-paced environments and even in situations of economic downturns or restructuring periods. Headed sales, research and development and production departments in the Automotive industry incl. implementing lean production strategies and layouts, introducing new IT systems, optimizing material flows, cost reduction programs, technology transfers, establishing new technologies and processes; efforts were rewarded by winning the "Best Supplier of the Year Powertrain" Award of Mercedes-Benz. Led, facilitated and drove comprehensive restructuring of sales and marketing organizations - incl. strategic business development, process reengineering, HR development thereby achieving sustainable financial turnarounds, creating significant synergies, and conquering new markets and customer groups. Stood up and developed a fully operative subsidiary focused on technical sales, generating an increase in sales of 40% in the first year and 15% in profit margin within the first two years of creation.
ANDREAS MEYER [CFO AFK Enterprise AG]
Andreas is the CEO of AFK Enterprise AG and over 30 years of banking experience in debt & equity capital markets, M&A advisory, corporate risk management and financing. Prior to joining the AFK Kumar Group, Andreas held various positions in the Corporate Finance and Global Markets divisions of Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas and Santander. Most recently he led the advisory business at Bankhaus Scheich, a leading market maker at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and and the market leading regulated trader of digital assets in Germany. He has advised a large number of corporate clients on a broad range of investment banking and financing products. These groups include Bayer, Bertelsmann, BMW, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Infineon, Mannesmann, mg technologies, Qiagen, RWE, SAP, Siemens and thyssenkrupp. With these, his transaction track record includes several IPOs (e.g., Deutsche Telekom, Infineon, IDS Scheer, Pixelpark, Qiagen, Innogy, Covestro), capital increases (e.g., Mannesmann, RWE, Bayer) and public takeovers (e.g., Vodafone/Mannesmann, Bayer/Monsanto). Besides his broad experience in investment and corporate banking products Andreas has a keen interest in capital markets communication and acted as supervisory board member for Cologne based investor relations and financial communications consultancy IR.on AG. Andreas holds a masterís degree from Goethe University in Frankfurt and he attended MBA classes at New York University and INSEAD.
PHILIP JOHN NEWHOUSE [Board of Directors AFK Enterprise AG]
Highly experienced international corporate lawyer with over 45 years experience in the corporate and property sector (including structuring) in Europe, Middle East, US and Asia. Private equity structuring, creation and execution. Transactions include the representation of clients on a number of acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and financings in the Czech Republic,Germany; Spain; Ethiopia, France, Hungary, Jordan, Lebanon, Portugal, Romania, Spain,Saudi Arabia, UAE, Scandinavia and UK.
Klaus D. Rettig [Board of Directors AFK Enterprise AG]
Klaus D. Rettig holds an Engineering degree of the Technical High School Munich (FH) where he specialized in advanced System-Engineering in the Aerospace sector, Avionics and Robotics. As a lead engineer he participated in all major European civil and military aircraft programs of its time with an prime focus on military aviation. As part of this development he undertook specialist flight training in the UK and the US to become a test aircrew member for the development flight trials of the Tornado a/c project and many other a/c of its time. At the end of the development phase he joined the newly established German aerospace company DASA, a former subsidiary of the Daimler group, as head of strategy for the aircraft divisions. In this function he took part in the decision making processes for the majority of todays European aircraft projects and the industrial shape as we see it today. As member of the DASA core team he followed the new Daimler CEO to Stuttgart to become the deputy head for governmental affairs, national and international, at the Daimler head office. In course of the restructuring processes of the European aerospace industry he was offered to become the new CEO for BAe System in Germany. Again he participated in all military aerospace project decisions of its time as well as important M&A projects to re-shape the Defence and Aerospace industry. Years later he was asked to lead the Thales Group in Germany as their new CEO. In this role he was in charge for major M&A projects, industrial restructuring processes and business successes. He was supported by a consolidated work force of more than 6.500 colleagues achieving a combined annual budget of around 650 million Euro. Leaving the challenging CEO world he, together with some colleagues, established the International Management Consultancy Network supporting various European Aerospace industries in National and International campaigns, focusing on Governmental Affairs and the new domain of New Space. As major achievement he was instrumental in establishing a civil Asian- European Satellite constellation project with a potential investment volume of more the 7 billion Euro. Based on this he was asked by the shareholders to lead this project as CEO, a function he resigned lately due to a political re-consideration in Europe.