Christian W. Röhl (Board Chairman) led numerous capital markets transactions as an authorised officer of a Frankfurt securities bank (including the stock market flotation of Artnet AG), before he founded his own financial media and investment boutique in 2001, floated it on the stock exchange in 2006 and later sold to Axel Springer AG.
In addition to his involvement with the SWL Group focussed on the development of quantitative wealth management strategies, the 35-year-old is a founding partner of V7 Energie AG, an investment company for renewable energy and public-private partnerships. Since 2008 he has been teaching International Finance at the FOM College for Economics and Management; in parallel, over the past 10 years he has written several finance books, made over 100 appearances on TV as an expert and held approximately 250 lectures, keynotes and seminars before more than 40,000 participants.
Heribert Reiners (Deputy Chairman) began his career in the law department of the Rheinischer Sparkassenverband [Rhineland Savings Banks Association], where he was active as a lawyer whose main area was banking law and business law. Subsequently, he was appointed Managing Director of the renowned auctioneer Kunsthaus Lempertz in Cologne.
Even today, the 50-year-old continues to work at the point of intersection between the worlds of art and finance. Parallel to his activities protecting investors and consumers he works intensively with all legal matters relating to fine art and copyright laws. He represents both artists and collectors as well as galleries and auction houses.
Wim Zwitserloot is a qualified laboratory analyst and an expert in process technology. After his MBA studies at Henley College and Brunel University of West London, he worked in the management of market-leading industrial companies such as Westfalia Separator, GEA Processing Technology, Dedert Corp. and Anhydro. A focal point of his work was the successful integration of international mergers/acquisitions.
The companies, in which the 70-year-old is involved as an investor, business angel, advisor or member of the supervisory board, also benefit from this international expertise. In addition to his appointment at Antea Bank, the Ordyhna Group and the HR service provider Mise en Place, he is also involved in museum culture in his native country, the Netherlands, and presides over a private art collector circle.