Kathryn Moore Baker
Kathryn is a US national with over 30 years of business experience in a range of industries. She serves on several boards and is Chairwoman of Fynd Ocean Ventures, Genetic Analysis and Pensionera and is a member of the Investment Committee of The Norwegian DFI, Norfund. She was on the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway and the European Advisory Board of the Tuck School of Business. She led the Ethics Committee of the Norwegian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, where she was also Chairwoman. She was a partner at the Norwegian private equity firm Reiten & Co for 15 years. Prior to that, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Co in Oslo and a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York.
Peter has been Chairman or Director of 13 UK Public Companies over the last 25 years and was a founding director of 8 of those. He is currently Chairman of Vordere PLC and Blackfinch Spring VCT PLC; a non-executive director of Puma 10 VCT PLC, and a senior Adviser at Brennan and Partners. In 2018 he stepped down after a 6 year term as an Alderman in the City of London where he sat on numerous committees including City’s Finance, Investment and Property Committees (£6 Billion under management) and was the inaugural Chairman of the City’s £20m Social Investment Fund. Peter is an Honorary Group Captain in 601 (County of London) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Michael is a Swedish/Swiss national with over 30 years experience in international industrial and financial markets, mainly as an entrepreneur and active owner in small/midcap Private Equity market companies. He is the founding partner of Seven Summits Capital, a family office investing in N. European turnarounds and Nordic forestry. He was a partner in the US Private Equity fund Sun Capital Partners building its Nordic practice. He spent 15 years in management in paper, chemical, commodities trading and investment banking in Europe and North America. As CEO of StoraEnso Cell International he oversaw turnover in excess of USD1 Billion. He was partner at global commodities trading house, CellMark, as founder and developer of a speciality cellulose trading division. Bi-lingual Swedish English. Spoken French and German.
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Volker is a German national with over 35 years’ experience in international industrial markets, mainly as an engineer and entrepreneur in the recycling and waste-to-energy sector. As the founder of Ingenieurbüro für Energie- und Abfalltechnik, a Munich based engineering company, and a former director of the EPC contractor Rehau Energy Solutions GmbH, he is responsible for the engineering or building of numerous Waste-to-Energy and Compost-to-Biogas plants in Europe, Argentina and China. He is a co-founder of Biosure Waste and Energy GmbH in Vienna and Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Beteiligungen (GEFNA) in Bremen. Prior to that, he had leading technical management functions in the REHAU group, in Germany and the UK. He spent 12 years in the German navy, as a chief engineer on Guided Missile Fast Attack Crafts and as Public Relations officer. Bi-lingual German English.