Partners Group announces adjustments to its leadership structure

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Partners Group announces adjustments to its leadership structure

Partners Group has appointed 22 senior managers to a new and diverse global leadership team (the Global Executive Board), charged with driving forward the global business and corporate development of the firm.

Members include partners and managing directors from different business lines across the firm's offices in São Paulo, San Francisco, New York, London, Singapore and Sydney, as well as its headquarters in Zug, Switzerland.

The Global Executive Board will work closely with the Executive Committee, formerly known as the Executive Board, a smaller group of 12 senior management members who are also members of the Global Executive Board. The Executive Committee is responsible for Partners Group's day-to-day client and corporate activities and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

The above adjustments will be effective from 1 January 2015.

Christoph Rubeli, Co-CEO of Partners Group, states,

"As we have evolved into a truly global investment firm since our inception, so has the management of our organization become increasingly global both in terms of focus and participation. The new Global Executive Board is another important step on that evolutionary journey and mirrors the steps taken already within our global investment practice."

Peter Wuffli, Chairman of Partners Group's Board of Directors, adds,

"The formation of a Global Executive Board with senior representation from all business lines is a natural next step for our global and growing organization. It is crucial for all regions to have representation at the top level of management and the Global Executive Board ensures this."

Under the new management framework, Partners Group announces two rotations: 

  • Jürg Wenger has decided to step down from an operational role as Chief Operating Officer and will instead actively support the firm's human capital management initiatives and take the lead on important office infrastructure projects
  • Andreas Baumann has relocated to the US to take on a new role as Head Americas, after several years successfully leading Partners Group's Asia private equity business out of Singapore.

The members of Partners Group's new Global Executive Board and their roles as of 1 January 2015 are listed below. Those names marked with an asterisk are also members of Partners Group's Executive Committee:

  • Pam Alsterlind, Partner, Co-Head Private Real Estate
  • Claude Angéloz, Partner, Co-Head Private Real Estate*
  • Andreas Baumann, Partner, Head Americas, Head Integrated Investments*
  • René Biner, Partner, Co-Head Investments*
  • Lukas Bucher, Managing Director, Head Human Resources
  • Gonzalo Fernández Castro, Managing Director, Private Equity Directs
  • André Frei, Partner, Co-CEO*
  • Felix Haldner, Partner, Head Investment Structures*
  • Juri Jenkner, Partner, Co-Head Private Debt
  • Sergio Jovele, Managing Director, Co-Head Investment Solutions Europe & Middle East
  • Andreas Knecht, Partner, General Counsel*
  • David Layton, Managing Director, Head Private Equity Americas
  • Dr. Kevin Lu, Managing Director, Head Investment Solutions Asia
  • Marlis Morin, Partner, Head Client Services*
  • Stefan Näf, Partner, Head Investment Solutions*
  • Brandon Prater, Managing Director, Co-Head Private Infrastructure
  • Christoph Rubeli, Partner, Co-CEO*
  • Dr. Stephan Schäli, Partner, Head Private Equity*
  • Dr. Raymond Schnidrig, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, Head Technology
  • Martin Scott, Managing Director, Head Investment Solutions Australia
  • Dr. Michael Studer, Partner, Chief Risk Officer, Head Investment Services*
  • Dr. Cyrill Wipfli, Partner, Chief Financial Officer, Head Finance*

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