Family Office Forum, London 2017
3 - 4 October 2017: Join us when 100+ genuine* Family Offices and CIOs meet!
Expect 100+ genuine* Family Offices, Principals and CIOs attending.
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Her Royal Highness Princess Tessy of Luxembourg
Since June 2003, She has been involved with the Luxembourg Army, where She has received training in a combat unit....................
She volunteered to take part in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo as part of the BELUKOS 13/15 detachment, from March to August 2004, being the only female member of Her draft. She received the UN medal of recognition for this mission. In 2005, She was posted to the Luxembourg Embassy in London. She took up a post at the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations in Geneva.
She received a diploma in the educational sector and several certifications in Psychology. After spending two years in the United States during which Princess Tessy studied occupational therapy the Princess has now moved to England, where she works in the “security and research” sector.
Princess Tessy is very much involved in charities and NGOs acting in favour of people with specific needs, She is actively taking part in charitable events in Luxembourg as wells as in London. It is five years now that she has joined, as an active member, the Luxembourg “Groupe de Support Psychologique” (GSP).
Princess Tessy graduated from Richmond, the American International University in London with a BA in Art in International Relations. She got awarded 5 times the ‘Deans’ List’ throughout her undergraduate career, which is a recognition of academic excellence. Princess Tessy achieved a first in her undergraduate dissertation that she wrote on the continuing trend of nationalism in Europe with the case study of Golden dawn in Greece. Moreover, Princess Tessy graduated from SOAS University with a MA in the field of International Studies and Diplomacy. She received a merit for her MA dissertation on Biological Terrorism and Violent Non State Actors.
In England, Princess Tessy works as a Director in an intelligence company. Princess Tessy has also launched her own NGO called Professors Without Borders and is the new patron of the United Nations Association.
Princess Tessy is also the Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls at UNAIDS, is the newly appointed Patron for UNA-UK, and is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a globally recognized think tank patronized by the Queen in the center for Global health and security.
A keen sportsperson, Princess Tessy regularly practices the following sports: swimming, scuba diving, spinning, skiing and hunting. She is a member of the Niederkorn Fanfare. She likes classic and contemporary music and is particularly interested in jazz. She regularly attends conferences and seminars on "psychology and social development", topics she also enjoys reading about most. In addition to Her native Luxembourgish, she also speaks fluent French, English and German.
On 29 September 2006, she became Tessy de Nassau when she married Prince Louis of Luxembourg. The princely couple has two sons, Prince Gabriel, Michael, Louis, Ronny of Nassau and Prince Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriel Matthias Xavier of Nassau. H.R.H. the Grand Duke granted the title of Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Bourbon-Parma to the wife of Prince Louis on 23 June 2009, Luxembourg's National Day. In 2012, Princess Tessy received the Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau. In 2016, Princess Tessy received the Mrongovius medal of recognition for her work on spreading humanistic ideas globally.
Lady Jane Grosvenor
Steven Frayne aka Dynamo has single handedly changed the face of magic over the past 5 years with his multi-award winning series ‘Dynamo - Magician Impossible.........
........high profile stunts such as walking across the River Thames and his groundbreaking live show ‘Seeing Is Believing’ in 2015.
He has performed for some of the worlds most notable talent, from Brad Pitt to Jay Z, Coldplay to Prince Charles and in an incredibly short space of time Dynamo has been awarded the highest accolade in Magic - Magician of the Year by the AMAs in Los Angeles (The Oscars of Magic) - and is now the most followed magician on the planet across social media.
Steven Frayne was born in 1982 and grew up on Bradford’s notorious Delph Hill Estate. He first learnt to perform illusions from his Great Grandfather who taught him a magic to deter the school bullies. Steven honed his skills and started performing at private parties and gigs to earn some extra money.
Aged just 17 he landed a gig in the summer holidays, performing at a conference in the USA to mark the 100th anniversary of Houdini's death. When he overheard an audience member calling him a 'dynamo', his moniker was born - along with his career. His breakthrough came in 2006 when he made a documentary called Estate of Mind (Channel 4). His first TV series Dynamo: Magician Impossible aired on Watch in 2011 to record viewer ratings for the channel, debuting with an extraordinary stunt: Dynamo walked across the River Thames.
His final stunt for the TV show, airing 2014, saw Dynamo levitating above the Shard - Europes tallest building! The Bafta and National Television Award nominated Dynamo: Magician Impossible has been watched by over 35 million viewers in the UK and airs to over 400 million people in 180 countries worldwide. The series has received much critical acclaim, being the first digital programme to win Best Entertainment Programme two years running at the Broadcast Awards, it was TV Show of The Year as voted by viewers at the Virgin Media Awards, and Best Multichannel Programme at the 2013 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
Steven’s autobiography Nothing Is Impossible reached number six in the Sunday Times non-fiction chart and DVD sales have topped 350,000 copies in the UK alone.
Veritage Family Office (Canada)
Francesco Lombardo is a family business advisor/facilitator who has coached some of the world’s most successful and affluent families for over twenty years to fostering a culture of safe space................
Through his extensive work with these families, Lombardo has identified a universal connection between people’s relationship to money (Money Motto) and the impact this has on their families, businesses, and legacies.
Francesco is the founder of Veritage which is the safe space for families to understand how their feelings about money impacts the relationship with each other and the family. He guides families to developing governance models which holds the individual, the relationships with each other; and their wealth accountable to a set of guiding principles set out by the family for the family.
In addition, Lombardo is the co-creator and lead facilitator at The Scone Project, an invite only experiential and interactive next generation leadership development program hosted at Scone palace in Scotland every May.
Francesco is a much-sought after international speaker who has spoken at Campden Wealth Conferences, Institutional Investor, Tiger21, YPO/WPO chapters, and The Society of trust & Estate Practitioners, among others. His many television appearances include shows such as Money Talks, The Moring Show and Sky News.
Passionate and engaging, Francesco is a leading expert in the emotional impact money has on relationships, estate, family business and family office operations globally. He is committed to assisting families find, create and maintain a safe space by developing a model of cultural governance, which contributes to the continuity and sustainability of the family and its wealth.
Brunswick International Finance (UK)
A specialist Mortgage Broker for 15 years, having worked for a large international bank, a national Mortgage Broker and International Financial Service providers................
In 2008 he started Willow Private Finance, which was established to bring together his experience and contacts in dealing with HNW individuals/ families, offshore and expat clients and latterly founded Brunswick International Finance. He provides a truly holistic service by advising on residential, commercial, development, bridging & Lombard lending.
Ethical Markets Media
Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC (USA and Brazil), a Certified B Corporation. ................
She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She created the Ethical Markets TV series in global distribution at www.films.com, the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard® and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®.
Her editorials are syndicated globally by Inter Press Service, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha.com. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, as well as journals in Japan, Venezuela, China, France and Australia.
Since becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from many of her board memberships, including Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980.
She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and the World Business Academy; and is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754.
In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was honored as a "Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America. In 2012, she was honored with the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.
Her 2014 monograph, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, published by ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company, UK, is available for free download from www.ethicalmarkets.com.
Rupert Boswall is the Chairman/Senior Partner of RPC, an international commercial law firm which works closely with Family Offices and UHNWs on direct investment M&A mandates, resisting tax challenges from government revenue services and resolving disputes..............
As well as in UK/Europe, RPC has particularly strong connections in Saudi Arabia/the GCC, Singapore/Indonesia, Japan and Hong Kong/China. RPC works closely with Oculus Financial Intelligence in recovering assets or damages where Family Offices have lost money in questionable circumstances.
Co-Founder and COO
Oculus Financial Intelligence
Yousef Al-Majali is a co-founder and Director of Oculus Financial Intelligence and serves as Chief Operating Officer of the company..................
Dominik von Eynern
Blu Family Office
Dominik has more than 15 years of experience in financial derivatives, principal investment and business development. He comes from a business family now in the 5th generation...........
Dominik began his career as a structured derivatives marketer for Merrill Lynch and Nomura. He has since held senior positions at a volatility strategy hedge fund and a Swiss based asset manager. Dominik became a Partner of Blu Family Office in 2013 and manages many of our strategic and business development functions.
Dominik holds a BA in Economics from the University of Augsburg (1997) and a Masters in Financial Engineering from the Goethe University in Frankfurt (2000).
Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier
Author of Catalyzing Wealth for Change: Guide to Impact Investing
Julia is a recognized expert in impact investing and a trusted adviser to some of the largest HNW families, private foundations, international banks, and the Swiss and the UK Governments...........
She is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Gallen, an author of one of the first books on impact investment (2011), and a member of several boards and Investment Committees, including at SIFEM (the Development Finance Institution of the Swiss Confederation) and Unilever. She started her career at McKinsey in 1993, then managed the European private equity business of a large institutional investor, and pioneered and led an impact investment fund, prior to starting her strategic consultancy practice in 2010.
Her latest book, Catalyzing Wealth for Change: Guide to Impact Investing for HNW Individuals, Family Offices, Foundations, and Family Businesses, has been published in May 2016.
Jamie Lowther Pinkerton
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton recently retired as Principal Private Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (2005-14)...................
Prior to that he spent five years in the security sector, designing security solutions for Not-for-Profit organisations operating in hostile environments. He co-founded Objective Team, a company training journalists and others working in hostile environments.
Previously, he was an officer in the British Army, serving in the Irish Guards (79-87), the SAS (87-95) and as an operations officer working for the Chief of the Defence Staff (95-98). He is a trustee of the HALO Trust, the world’s largest humanitarian mine- clearance charity, and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk, an Honorary Master of the Bench at Middle Temple and an Extra Equerry to The Duke of Cambridge.
Ingo is the European representative for the GIIN, the Global Impact Investing Network. He is a seasoned PE/VC and impact investor and a recognized expert in this area................
Ingo serves as an advisor and board member of numerous companies, funds, UHNW and family offices. He is on the Investment Committee and part of the team that founded the LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund, a specialized emerging markets investor managing $1bn+. Furthermore, he is a German National Advisory Board member of the G8 Social investment task force.
Ingo has more than 20 years of international experience in M&A, private equity and strategy in financial services and technology. He has a trackrecord of managing PE-backed digital businesses as CEO, CFO & COO as well as Head of M&A/Global Corporate Development at Swiss Re. He has also had a long career in leadership roles in GE Capital and has been the Investment Director for Softbank’s Venture Capital fund.
Wermuth Asset Management
Jochen Wermuth is a member of the steering committee of the peer-to-peer investor networks “Europeans for Divest-Invest” and “100% Impact Network“................
He is also Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Wermuth Asset Management GmbH (WAM) and the principal of the Wermuth family office. WAM is a BaFin regulated investment adviser, committed to alternative and sustainable investments with a positive impact on the environment and fighting corruption.
Founded in 1999, it has launched and advised investment funds with peak assets in excess of $1bn. The current flagship fund, the Green Gateway Fund 2, invests EUR5-30m of equity in German and other EU firms in the resource efficiency and renewable energy space and helps them to grow internationally. Previously, Jochen Wermuth was a Director at Deutsche Bank London and an EU-TACIS and World Bank-financed Head of the Economic Expert Group at several ministries of finance in Eastern Europe. Born in 1969, he was educated at Brown and Oxford Universities in Mathematics and Economics.
He is married to an environmentalist and has three children. He speaks German, English, French and Russian.
Family Office Services Leader EMEIA and GSA
Ernst & Young GmbH
Since over 20 years Peter works in Investment Banking / SME Corporate Finance transactions and in Private Banking initially at Deloitte in London, the WestLB-Group, HSBC Trinkaus, Sal. Oppenheim and with IMAP M&A Consultants................
Since June 2012 Peter Brock set up the global and multidisciplinary services offering for Family Office Services at Ernst & Young. He advises Family Offices and entrepreneurial families regarding holistic services around tax and audit, but also setting up and structuring a Family Office, risk management / controlling, succession issues, family governance and M&A advisory or Real Estate transactions, i.e. assisting family investors in direct investments projects.
Yes We Can Youth Clinics
Piet Jansen’s career is drenched in social engagement. His first venture was the set-up of a conglomerate of private language schools for students............
after which he also helped setting up a youth and student travel agency. In both cases, his drive was to make sure young people would see the world before getting tied down with a job or family duties. Funny enough, he always spends 7 years on a venture before moving to the next.
In between his commitment to Yes We Can Youth Clinics and his previous projects, he coached & consulted a variety of multinationals and medium sized companies on strategic HR issues.
Most of all, he wants to help as many children and families getting out of deadlock situations. Asking him about his altruistic nature, he responds: “as we are all connected, helping you ultimately means I also help myself. In that sense, I am not altruistic at all. It just makes me happy if I can make even the tiniest difference in the lives of others.” Over the years, YWCYC has successfully treated thousands of 13-25 year olds suffering from complex behavioural disorders, addictions and behavioural problems.
zfhn Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn
Thomas Villinger joined the zfhn as a co-founder and CEO in 2006. In the scope of his work, he also is an advisory board member in many of our portfolio companies.............
Prior to that he was the founder and managing director of the “Innovationsfabrik Heilbronn”, a large business incubator of 60 start-up companies with a focus on the industrial sector, electronics and communication.
Thomas has more than 12 years of experience in venture capital management within companies such as CapGemini, KfW Banking Group and World Bank, with a focus on M&A and raising capital for growth companies in Europe, the Gulf States and the U.S. Prior to this position, he worked in the technology industry, where he was responsible for venture capital-backed business.
Having studied economics and geography at Goethe University Frankfurt, Thomas also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Schiller International University (USA & F).
Dr. Jason Fox
Dr Jason Fox is a modern day wizard-rogue, author and leadership adviser..............
Oft sought after for his pioneering philosophies and expertise in motivation design, Dr Fox shows forward-thinking leaders around the world how to unlock new and meaningful progress—amidst a volatile sea of complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, paradox and doubt.
His clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world including Microsoft, PepsiCo, HP and McDonald’s, to other multinationals such as Toyota, Beam Suntory, Vodafone, Honda, Sony, Gartner, Johnson & Johnson, Xero, HP, Red Cross, Pandora, KPMG, and The International Institute of Research (not to mention banks, universities, telcos, government agencies, insurance companies, software developers, associations, intergovernmental world forums, and so on).
In addition to serving as leadership adviser, Jason is also an in-demand keynote speaker who works particularly well with sceptical audiences who have ‘seen it all before’. In 2016 he was awarded Keynote Speaker of the Year by Professional Speakers Australia, entering him into the Speaker Hall of Fame.
Jason is the bestselling author of The Game Changer, and How to Lead a Quest: a handbook for pioneering executives, and his research has been featured in the likes of Smart Company, Huffington Post, BRW and The Financial Review.
As well as the above, Jason enjoys partaking in extreme sports such as reading, beard maintenance and coffee snobbery.
Independant Family Business Advisor
Mr. Hillerström (TEP) is one of Europe’s leading independent Family Business and Family Office advisors...............
His expertise includes Succession Planning, Conflict Management, building Shareholder’s Agreements, creating Family Constitutions, Emergency Planning, overall Wealth Management Planning, Financial Education and all types of Family Office solutions.
Mr. Hillerström previously worked in his family’s own business (shipping), for Banque Kleinwort Benson (private banking) and for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he created a European Family Business and Family Office Service. He has worked with over 130 families in 26 countries and hence has a great understanding and respect for different religions and cultures.
Mr. Hillerström has an MBA from IMD Switzerland. He is frequently asked to lecture on his experiences and knowledge in this area, is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in financial and business magazines and co-authored the book “Wise Wealth” published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2010.
Viktoriya is the Founding Partner of TA Ventures, a venture capital fund, investing in innovative seed-stage/Series A web and mobile tech companies mainly in the USA and Europe..................
As of June 2017, TA Ventures has 100+ companies in its portfolio and has achieved 29 exits. Portfolio highlights: Azimo, Dreamlines, FinanzCheck, NU3, SumUp, Wallapop. TA Ventures is focusing on SaaS, Marketplaces and DeepTech in FinTech, TravelTech, Digital Health and other sectors.
TA Ventures actively helps its portfolio companies and partners with setting up fully proprietary, cost-efficient R&D centers in Ukraine/Europe.
Viktoriya is the founder of Code Club Ua, President of Odessa International Film Festival, Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ukrainian Film Academy.
Expo Investments (Bronfman Family Office), Canada
From modest beginnings as an immigrant at the end of the nineteenth century, the family patriarch Samuel Bronfman began to create what would become the leading distiller in North America...................
As a direct recipient of the wealth created by the Seagram Company, the family office multiplied the value of this cash flow by continually reinvesting in various ventures, ranging from chemicals to real estate.
Eli is the managing member of Distillers Capital LLC, a fundamental market neutral hedge fund firm, which trades proprietary capital. He is a managing director of Lincoln Avenue Capital LLC, which invests directly in affordable real estate assets in North America.
He previously worked on the equities team at IceFarm Capital, a global discretionary Macro Fund and Arrow Capital, an event driven Fund. He began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Securities division.
He holds a BA from Williams College.
Eva Helene Yazhari
Co-Founder and CEO
(SFO and not for profit fund, USA)
Eva Helene Yazhari is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Beyond Capital Fund and a member of the Investment Committee. ...................
Throughout her career, Eva has been involved in management and investment efforts in both non-profit and corporate settings. She is currently ensuring that the capital allocated from the Beyond Capital Fund portfolio is put to effective use in accordance with due diligence best practices.
Eva was previously a Vice President at EnTrust Capital Inc., an asset management firm where she worked on the fund of hedge fund investment team and specialized in due diligence and portfolio construction. She holds regular roundtables in Los Angeles and Switzerland for banks, foundations and individuals, in addition to being a panelist at SOCAP and numerous family office conferences. Eva is also a member of Toniic, a global network for impact investors and the Young Presidents' Organization Social Enterprise Network Ambassador for the Americas.
Eva graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. in Mathematics, and lives in Dallas, Texas.
Head of EMEA
(SFO and not for profit fund, USA)
Simon is the Head of EMEA for Oxford Place, a boutique firm which for the last 15 years has been advising the most significant families in the world on their hardest task, how to successfully transition wealth from one generation to the next....................
Statistics show that 70% of families fail to transition their wealth to the second generation and 91% to the third generation. The main reason for this failure is that most families focus their attention on their Financial Capital to the detriment and often exclusion of their Human Capital.
Prior to joining Oxford Place as head of EMEA, Simon was Head of the Family Office for the Kanoo Family, one of the oldest, most respected and wealthiest trading families in the Middle East, which is in its sixth generation with 125 years of trading history.
Simon’s 25 year career encompasses the military as a Coldstream Guards officer, a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with Ernst & Young, a senior manager in the family owned Swire Group (based in Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea) and a Partner and Trust practitioner at the highly respected international trust services firm Rawlinson & Hunter.
Simon is also a qualified leadership and performance coach.
Dr. Jamie McCallum
Peace Parks Foundation
Dr. Jamie McCallum worked for a decade in the sports marketing industry, including spells as a Division head for International Management Group (IMG) in Asia....................
and in various high profile posts in Formula One before establishing his own consultancy, which advises corporations and NGOs on strategy and implementation in the field of environmental protection.
He set up and ran the Conservation Technology programme at the Zoological Society of London, is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas, a board member of the Polar Education Foundation and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Bristol.
Jamie is now the Director of Peace Parks Foundation in the UK. Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas (peace parks) and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability in southern Africa.
Astrid von Soosten
Head of Resource Development
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Astrid von Soosten, CFRE, is Head of Resource Development at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the premier European life sciences research institute.....................
She is passionate about putting money to good purposes and has advised HNWI on philanthropic engagements in Europe and the US. She is active in a variety of professional associations and hopes to make a lasting contribution to raising the profile of philanthropy in Germany and Europe. Astrid’s career in raising financial support for educational institutions in Europe, Asia and the US spans 20 years and she has served as president and trustee to a variety of educational institutions. She has also mentored young fundraisers and has spoken at international conferences on the theme.
Astrid holds a third degree black belt in Aikido - a so-called ‘martial art’ that is aimed at conflict resolution. Her training in what Aikidoists prefer to call the ‘art of peace’ is an important element in how she conducts professional affairs.
In another life she was trained as a sinologist at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and Fudan University in Shanghai. She holds a master’s degree in Chinese studies and speaks Chinese fluently to this day.
Rathbone Private Office
Ian Dembinski joined as Head of the Rathbones Private Office in July 1st July 2016..........
He has 31 years of financial services experience having started his career in investment banking in 1985 working for SG Warburg. His first 18 years involved a variety of roles including Corporate banking, Iberian country coverage, Debt capital markets and Corporate finance sector coverage for Hotels, airlines and leisure businesses. In 2003 he joined the UK private banking team of UBS as a relationship manager progressing to Team Leader in 2006 and Head of UK Ultra High Net Worth ( “ UHNW”) clients in 2008. In 2010 he joined Credit Suisse as Managing Director and Head of UK UHNW and then assumed responsibility for the UK domestic private banking group in August 2012 where he successfully developed the bank’s HNW franchise until February 2016.
He is Level 6 qualified having passed the PCIAM qualifications with merit and is a member of CISI. He studied at Queens College Oxford where he read history and achieved a BA Hons and a second class degree.
Aengevelt Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG
Max Aengevelt, 30, has been an investment expert for commercial properties at Aengevelt Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf, since 2011..........
and, since 1st July 2017, as Head of the International Desk in Düsseldorf / London. Aengevelt Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG is the biggest German family-owned real estate agency, which has remained independent from any third party influence, with branch offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Leipzig, Magdeburg and Dresden.
From 2014 onwards, he also devoted a significant part of his time advising TAVRIA V Group, Odessa (Ukraine), initially with real-estate-related matters, following increasingly in questions of the retail business as well as matters of the groups cooperate management. His work allowed him a holistic view into all parts of the conglomerate, while directly reporting to the head of the supervisory board and founder of the group.
TAVRIA V-Gruppe is one of the largest retailers (food and non-food) in the Ukraine with 7,000 employees at more than 80 sites as well as one of the biggest developers and owners of commercial properties in CEE (Central Eastern Europe). The company’s portfolio comprises of almost 400,000 sq. m. of modern retail and logistics spaces.
The versatile work in the international real estate business was preceded by attendance of the international school ISD Düsseldorf (1997 - 2003), his studies at Hurtwood House, Dorkey UK (2003 – 2005), bachelor at the EBS London (2006 - 2009) as well as master studies at the CASS Business School City University London (2010-2011) receiving the Master of Science in Real Estate (HONS). Numerous internships were realized during the studies.
Formerly CEO Vodaphone Europe
CEO T Mobile USA (UK)
Humm is an artist and investor. He has had a solo exhibition at London's Riflemaker, Hix and Saatchi galleries in addition to group shows in London and Germany..............
Humm is also Senior Adviser for Antin Infrastructure Partners London, Chairman for Eurofiber NL and Board member for Shine Technologies, Israel.
Previously, Humm served as Vodafone's CEO for Europe from 2012 to 2015.From 2005 to 2012 Humm held various executive roles with Deutsche Telekom and later as the CEO of T-Mobile USA from 2010 to 2012.
From 2000 to 2002, Humm was an executive with the online retailer Amazon, where he held roles as Managing Director for Amazon Germany and France, and VP Europe. From 1992 to 1999, Humm was an executive with the grocery retailer Tengelmann in Germany, where he became a member of the Executive Board in 1996 and in 1998 CEO of their food-discounter, Plus. From 1986 to 1992, Humm was with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Germany and Los Angeles.
Humm started up various companies, such as Gourmondo.de (2002) an online grocery retailer in Germany.
After studying Philosophy and Business in Germany at the Saarland University and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Humm began his career in 1982 at Procter & Gamble. In 1985 he received his MBA degree with distinction from IMD Business School in Switzerland.
Humm was born in 1959. He is German, his mother is Belgian. He has three children from his first marriage.