Management
We bundle the expertise of experienced investment professionals

Co-Founder

Dieter Rentsch
Co-Founder of Aquila Group
Aquila Capital Hamburg

Dieter Rentsch is responsible for investment strategies, investment processes and the research of the Group. Prior to founding the company, he was head of macro-economic research at MunichRe (MEAG). Dieter has over 30 years of experience in the investment sector. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics from the University of Giessen.

Roman Rosslenbroich
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder of Aquila Group
Aquila Capital Hamburg

Roman Rosslenbroich is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aquila Group. Roman has responsibility for the Group’s corporate development and strategy, key account management, audit and acquisition functions. Prior to founding the firm, Roman was head of the fixed income rates division at Salomon Brothers in Frankfurt. He holds a master’s degree in business from the Goethe University, Frankfurt.

Management

Michaela Maria Eder von Grafenstein
Spokesperson of Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH
Aquila Capital Hamburg

Michaela Maria Eder von Grafenstein heads Aquila Group’s Investment and Asset Management for real asset classes, as well as Fund Management, Product Structuring and Tax. She has more than 25 years of local and international experience in alternative assets, credit management, risk management, product development and corporate governance. Prior to joining Aquila Group in 2013, Michaela held numerous top management positions at Allianz, Dresdner Bank and the Deutsche Bank Group. She holds a degree in law from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.

Florian Becker
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of Aquila Group
Aquila Capital Hamburg

Dr. Florian Becker heads Aquila Group’s legal, operations and investor relations & services divisions. He was also Chief Compliance Officer until the beginning of 2019. Prior to joining Aquila Group in 2013, Florian worked as a lawyer at an international law firm specialising in corporate, supervisory and real estate law. As part of his work for a large Australian law firm in Sydney he gained his first experience in the field of renewable energies in 2008-2009. Florian completed his law studies at the Georg August University in Göttingen and received his doctorate from the University of Regensburg.

 

Lars Meisinger
Head International Client Advisory & Corporate Development
Aquila Capital Hamburg

Lars Meisinger oversees Aquila Capital’s international client advisory and corporate development. Prior to joining Aquila Capital in 2016, Lars was responsible for strategic product development at UBS Asset Management. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer at BlackRock Alternative Investors for the EMEA region. His long professional experience includes eight years in management roles at Man Group and senior positions at AXA Investment Managers in both London and Frankfurt. Lars holds a master's degree in economics from Maastricht University and a bachelor's degree from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Albert Sowa
Chief Risk Officer of Aquila Group, Managing Director of Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH
Aquila Capital Hamburg

Albert Sowa is responsible for risk management both at the asset and corporate level. He has more than 30 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Aquila Group in 2016, he was the Global Head of Credit Risk Management, Non-Bank Financial Institutions at Commerzbank, where he managed a global credit portfolio with teams in Frankfurt, London, New York and Singapore. He was previously Chief Credit Officer at BHF Bank, with risk responsibility for an international credit portfolio. He also had risk responsibility for corporate customers and the public sector at Deutsche Bank. He has further held a number of senior positions dedicated to commercial real estate and international corporates. Albert graduated as a banking specialist from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Investment Heads

Tor Syverud
Head Investment Management Hydropower
Aquila Capital Hamburg
Susanne Wermter
Head Investment Management Energy & Infrastructure EMEA
Aquila Capital Hamburg
Johannes Baare
Head Investment Management Agriculture & Timber
Aquila Capital Hamburg
Rolf Zarnekow
Head Investment Management Real Estate
Aquila Capital Hamburg
Sven Schoel
Chief Executive Officer Investment Management Real Estate Spain
Aquila Capital Madrid
Christian Brezina
Head Diversified Infrastructure & Multi Asset Investments
Aquila Capital Hamburg

Client Advisory

Lars Meisinger
Head International Client Advisory & Corporate Development
Aquila Capital Hamburg
Christian Holste
Head Client Advisory DACH Real Assets
Aquila Capital Frankfurt
Yoon Jian Chong
Client Advisory International Real Assets
Aquila Capital London
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