Meet Our Team

Katja Mülheim
Founding Partner, Managing Director
Katja holds an MA in business economics and worked for 12 years in leading functions within the German banking sector. After moving to London in 2009, she followed her passion of bringing people together, through our conference series.
 
Tobias Prestel
Founding Partner, Managing Director
Tobias has over 40 years international experience as an Entrepreneur, Publisher and Conference Director.
 
Doris Natalie Barsoum
Operations Manager 
Doris holds an MA in Education Science. She is trilingual (German, English, Arabic) and has 25 years of international business experience. In her previous position, as a Business Development Manager, she managed her own family business in Cairo/Egypt, a book import and distribution company.
 
Mary Sargent
Director
Mary has 22 years extensive experience within the events sector, across a variety of industries and on an international scale. Accustomed to building and developing client relationships at all levels from large corporates to SMEs and private clients, Mary enjoys creating customer-focused solutions.
 
Charlotte Marlow
Director
Charlotte has worked for 27 years internationally in publishing and television in addition to organising some of the largest global b2b events across a variety of sectors including shipping, power generation, and renewable energy. Since 2016 her core focus has been working with family offices and UHNW clients to create private networking and content-focused events.
 
 
Frederic de Merode
Director
Frederic has 28 years' experience in the asset management industry, both as an investor and a business developer. His particular client focus was on family offices, private banks and wealth managers. Frederic holds an MA (Hons) from the University of St Andrews, the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA and owned a French events company between 2018 and 2022.
 
 
Gerald Schlagman
Director
Gerald hold an MBA with a Specialism in Finance and has over 13 years’ experience in working with private and institutional investors; specialising in Asset, Investment and Wealth Management sectors. He has worked with over 900 Single Family Offices, Private Multi- Family Offices, Private Family Business stakeholders, Family Foundations, investors, advisors and pension funds in order to deliver the right opportunities to the right investors at the right time.
 
 
Kaye Kalu
Director
Kaye has over 20 years of global business experience and is bilingual (English, Igbo). In his previous role he was responsible for building & maintaning client relationships across various industries such as Banking, Energy, Technology, Procurement and Supply Chain.
 
James Ross-Clark
Director
Developing market-leading investment events across asset classes for over ten years. I’m driven by facilitating connections that progress family goals. A keen interest in sustainable finance which has included a place in the Oxford Impact Investing Programme.
 

Philosophy

Your satisfaction with our Family Office Forum Collection is our primary concern. Quality, not quantity..

Each time, we strive to bring together 100+ of a highly diverse and select group of Family Offices and UHNWIs, along with a few thought leader industry experts and provide them a private platform where they can discuss the most pertinent Family Office topics on governance and investments and network with their peers.

Mission

The Family Office Forum Collection is focusing on Knowledge, Connections, and your Privacy.

We devote ourselves exclusively to a small number of individually designed events that are each tailor-made to include local, and regional topics of relevance with an international flavour.

We understand the importance of your privacy, we don’t even provide any delegate lists at our six annual editions of Family Office Forums.

Whether attending, speaking, or partnering with us - your needs and expectations come first. By bringing you together with your peers, we create a unique access for you to a range of specialist contacts, knowledge and opportunities. Our no-pitch environment is appreciated by all our attendees and partners.

We strive to stay neutral

We are editorially independent; our forum agendas are influenced by the most crucial and timely topics that keep family principals and their family offices awake at night and offer inspiration to them.

We don’t take commissions.