Titanbay Core Team
Investment Advisory Board
Chief Investment Officer at KIRKBI A/S, the holding and investment company of the Kirk Kristiansen Family, which – in addition to a broad investment portfolio – owns the LEGO brand. Thomas also serves as a Board Member for a number of large corporations. Previously, Thomas was a Director at EQT Partners in Sweden and Denmark.
Head of Manager Selection at EJS Investment Management, the investment company for the Edmond J. Safra Foundation. Prior to this, Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management. Benjamin holds a Masters from Universite Paris Dauphine and an MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Former CEO of Barings for the European region, following 5 years as COO. Previously, COO of Babson Capital Europe. Prior to this, co-founder of Duke Street Capital Debt Management. Oliver holds a M.Sc. from London School of Economics, a Ph.D from Warwick Business School and was a Research Fellow at London Business School.
Managing Partner at Blue Horizon responsible for the company’s growth capital and private equity business. Former Managing Director and Head of European Private Equity at PSP Investments. 15+ years of investing experience from leading global organizations including CVC Capital Partners and EQT Partners. Przemek holds a MSc in Finance from Warsaw School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore.
Since 2014 Jussi has been the founder and CEO of Talomon Capital, a long/ short hedge fund based in London. Prior to founding Talomon, Jussi spent 12 years as an investor at EQT, a global private equity firm with €50+bn in raised capital. Jussi is Non-Executive Chairman of Titanbay, a position he has held since the company was founded in 2019.
Noémie De Andia
Noémie is a partner at strategic communications consultancy Instinctif Partners in London. She joined Instinctif Partners in 2020 from private equity firm Permira where she led the global communications and branding strategy for over a decade through the financial crisis and several successful fundraising cycles. She has extensive financial communications and reputation management expertise gained in a variety of senior consultancy and in-house roles where she advised high-profile listed and private businesses in the technology, financial services, and consumer sectors.
Jerome is managing partner & co-founder of Scala Fund Advisory, a specialised advisory and fundraising boutique dedicated to alternative investments that offers solutions to best in class private equity fund managers and professional investors globally. He has 20+ years of private equity and fundraising experience, and spent 16 years in different management positions with CapMan Plc, a pan-Nordic multi-product private equity firm with AUM of €3bn. Before joining CapMan Jerome worked at the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry, Merrill Lynch, Danske Bank, and Nordic Investment Bank.
Daniel Von Rothenburg
Managing Partner at New End Associates an independent advisory and capital formation ﬁrm with a focus on Fundraising, Co-Investments and Secondaries. Previously, Managing Director, European Head of Investor Relations and Business Development at Oaktree Capital Management and prior to this, Investment Manager at Intermediate Capital Group.
Head of EMEA for 360T Trading Networks, a global FX marketplace. Previously, Sebastian was Managing Director of Frankfurt-Trust Investment GmbH, where he was responsible for institutional clients. Prior to this, Sebastian was a Managing Director at Russell Investments in Frankfurt and London.
Nils von Wietzlow
Nils has over 14 years of experience in corporate investments, M&A, and corporate finance. He is a Partner at Liberta Partners, a midcap private equity Fund focussing on successions and corporate carve outs. Between 2013 and 2019 he worked as a partner at the investment company ARCUS Capital. Prior to joining ARCUS, he worked for energy-focused private equity fund First Reserve and before that several years at Merrill Lynch within Investment Banking / M&A. Nils studied Business Administration at the Universities of Maastricht, Bocconi and Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA).
Michael is Managing Partner of HHP and has over 25 years of global TMT investment banking experience. Prior to founding HHP, Michael was responsible for building and leading the European telecommunications business at Jefferies International. He began his career at UBS Investment Bank, where he was most recently Managing Director in the EMEA-TMT team. He has lived in London since 1995 and has a global network of high-level contacts. Michael holds a B.A. in business administration from ESB Reutlingen and an M.Sc. in Finance from the London School of Economics.
Managing Director within the Leveraged & Acquisition Finance team at Morgan Stanley. Previously worked at Credit Suisse for 15 years, primarily covering leveraged finance and private equity-related roles including financial sponsors coverage, leveraged finance origination, capital markets/syndicate and others. Alessandro also holds a number of trusteeships and advisory board roles.
Maciej is the founder of Bastion Investments an investment firm active in various asset classes including real estate and private equity. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Partner of ESO Capital, a USD 500 million Opportunity fund based in London, where he was responsible for investments in Central Eastern Europe. Before that, he was an Executive Director at D. B. Zwirn (Highbridge) in London, a USD 5 billion fund, focusing on illiquid opportunities, fixed income, and credit arbitrage. Maciej started his career in investment banking in the M&A departments of Credit Suisse in London and Lazard in New York.
Managing Director, European Head of Investor Relations at Providence Equity Partners, a premier private equity investment firm with over $45bn in aggregate capital commitments. Previously Managing Director and Head of EMEA at Eaton Partners, prior experiences include Goldman Sachs and SEB.
Marcello is the Managing Partner of EVCP Growth Equity, a sector fund investing in consumer lifestyle small & mid caps. Prior to this, Marcello was an Operating Partner for Advent International. Previously Marcello has been the Chairman and CEO of leading lifestyle companies such as Pandora, Samsonite and Louis Vuitton.
Simone is Managing Director at MainStreet Partners, leading Investment Advisory and Portfolio Analytics business focused on Sustainable, ESG & Impact investments. Previously, Simone was Head of Global Intermediary Distribution at Unigestion, SVP US/Global Clients Group at Pictet Asset Management and Head of Global Partners EMEA at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Paola is an independent advisor to General Partners with a focus on Fundraising, CoInvestments and Secondary Liquidity Solutions. Recently, Paola spearheaded and successfully executed on c. $2.3 billion of GP-led secondaries for InvestCorp. Previously, Paola was a Partner and Head of Europe for BerchWood Partners; and prior to this, a founding member of ABN AMRO’s private equity fund of funds platform.
Bartek is an independent investor (e.g. Airly), member of Supervisory Boards of several VC/PE investment committees, and mentor. Formerly, he was head of Poland at EQT Partners. Bartek was also previously an investment manager at Warburg Pincus and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in London. Bartek holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master in Intl. Management from Bocconi.
Ankush is Managing Director at Sumaria Group, a family-owned investment holding company operating primarily in Eastern Africa, and is Chairman of Doughworks Limited, the KFC and Pizza Hut franchisee in Tanzania. He additionally holds several board positions and advisory roles in tech startups in Africa and the UK. Prior to Sumaria, Ankush was a fund manager at $2.5bn hedge fund Gruss & Company. He started his career in M&A / investment banking with Credit Suisse First Boston in London.
Ferdinand is an attorney with GLNS an independent, internationally-oriented law firm specialized in corporate, tax, and litigation matters where he focuses on M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital topics. Previously, he was an attorney at Preu Bohlig & Partner in Munich and Clifford Chance in Frankfurt
Previously CEO of Lapithus Management, part of Apollo’s EPF funds. Prior, Board Member, Altamira Asset Management, largest Spanish RE manager. Prior experience includes Deutsche Bank Principal Investments, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Private Equity, and Lehman Brothers’ Principal Transactions Group.
Arabella is Head of Community at Atomico and is based in London. Arabella curates opportunities to accelerate portfolio company growth and expand Atomico’s network. Previously, Arabella spent over five years as Head of Events and Network at The Up Group, Europe’s leading executive search and networking company. There, she led the annual global events program and brought together the most successful CEOs, NEDs, and investors of the European tech community. Arabella has a first-class BSc in Geography from the University of Leeds.
Saul is a business leader, advisor, and investor with experience in Private Equity, and M&A. Currently, he is a mentor and investor in a number of seed/ Series B businesses, advisor to a tech fund and engaged in helping companies harness their ML and AI capabilities in conjunction with a West Coast based team. Most recently he was a Partner at BDT & Company a merchant bank. He spent 30 years at Morgan Stanley providing strategic advice and raising capital for governments, corporations, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and financial sponsors globally, latterly as Chairman of Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley and Chairman of the firm’s global Financial Sponsors Group. He is also Deputy Chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Thorben is an investor, executive council and professional board member with over 25 years of international executive experience in Wealth Management, most recently as Global Head of Private Banking at Nordea.
Thorben has completed studies in finance, leadership and strategy at Copenhagen Business School, IMD, INSEAD and London Business School.
Piers is a Partner and Chairman of Investor Relations at Park Square Capital LLP, and a member of
the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Park Square in 2013, Piers was Head of European
Business Development for Providence Equity Partners, and Head of Investor Relations for Candover
Partners Limited. Earlier in his career, Piers worked as a management consultant at the Boston
Consulting Group, and as an investment banker with S.G. Warburg. Piers received his BA and MA
from St. John’s College, Cambridge and his MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.