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OUR TEAM
Family wealth management is a complex function, requiring the dedicated expertise of experienced professionals capable of seamlessly balancing agile investment decisions necessary for wealth diversification with the varied, interconnected administrative and operational needs of the business. The multi-talented team at the AFK Kumar Family Office and WM Holding AG comprises of seasoned experts responsible for the implementation of strategic investment decisions, monitoring of asset performance and 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.

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