Olaf Stiller is CEO of Paedi Protect AG and Deputy Chairman of the association „Die Jungen Unternehmer/BJU“ (German Association of Young Entrepreneurs), where he leads the region Mittelhessen.
Born in 1977 in the German city of Marburg, Dr. Stiller finished his studies in business administration with honors in 2002. In the year 2005 he received his PhD in economics for his work on the economic potential of innovations in the area of nano- and biotechnology. He also pursued research in the field of entrepreneurship. Dr. Stiller was awarded a doctoral scholarship under the talent promotion program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
He co-founded NanoRepro AG in 2006, where he then served as managing director from 2006 to 2013. He also co-founded Formycon AG in 2007. He actively accompanied both companies from their foundation until their listings on the stock market.
Following his training as an industrial manager at Dr. Oetker in Bielefeld, Peter Wendeln joined Milchhof Ice Cream, near Düsseldorf, where he worked until 1992, ultimately as sales manager. After this he studied at the Academy of Business in Hanover, Germany. At this point he moved to Wendeln GmbH & Co. KG, near Cloppenburg in the north of Germany, a large bakery company with leading German brands (Golden Toast, Lieken Urkorn), where he headed the company’s sales and marketing activities. He continued in this position following the acquisition of Wendeln by Kamps AG in 1999.
Since 2003 Mr. Wendeln has been managing partner of Wback GmbH. In this role he established Wback with its manufacturing sites in Bönen (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Leipheim (Bavaria) as the most modern producer of soft bread rolls (e.g. for Burger King). In 2014 he successfully sold the main part of the company to a financial investor, since which time Mr. Wendeln has been managing partner of Wendeln & Cie. Asset Management GmbH.
Klaus Röhrig is founding partner of Active Ownership Group (AOC). He serves as Member of the Board of Agfa-Gevaert NV and of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG.
Before founding AOC, he was at Elliott Associates, responsible for the funds’ investments in the German speaking countries. Klaus Röhrig started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in London, focusing on corporate finance and M&A for technology companies. Throughout his career he focused on identifying investment opportunities, structuring of investments and process-driven value creation.
Klaus Röhrig holds a Master of Economics and Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Wolfgang Essler, born in Munich in 1972, is the chief representative of ATHOS KG. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Vanguard AG, Berlin.
After graduating from the University of Augsburg with a degree in business (Diplom-Kaufmann), he began his professional career in consulting firms with a focus on corporate finance and transactions. . Thereafter, he held various management positions responsible for investments and portfolio management.