One of AGIC Capital’s most valuable resources is our team of highly experienced senior advisors that work throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S. These individuals, each an expert in their respective field, help AGIC source new investments, diligence opportunities, serve on company boards and assume senior management positions. The industrial network also includes entrepreneurs and former politicians – all contributing skills relevant to the various investment and ownership phases and a deep level of understanding and empathy for the challenges and complexity of medium-sized businesses. Together, their input plays an important part in the origination and execution of transactions, complementing our investment professionals with their industry expertise, as well as creating long-term sustainable value within our portfolio companies.
Oliver Goetz studied medical computer science in Munich and Berkeley and is a successful entrepreneur and investor in the Healthcare and IT sector. In 1998, Mr. Goetz founded LabNet AG, the first independent laboratory group in Germany financed by Bridgepoint Capital and Atlas Venture. After a successful exit in 2002, he was founder and CEO of Lab’Partners GmbH & Co. KG, a chain of 150 hospital laboratories, before Mr. Goetz did a joint venture with amedes Holding AG, a large chain of clinical diagnostic laboratories across Germany and Belgium, where he became COO. Together with General Atlantic he sold amedes successfully in September 2015 to Antin Infrastructure Partners. Today, he runs his own consulting and investment company, LabVenture GmbH & Co. KG, and is member of several supervisory boards.
Dr. Hanspeter Faessler spent 20 years with ABB, most notably as CEO Switzerland in 2004/2005 and as CEO for the Mediterranean region (US$ 7.5bn revenue) until 2010. After being CEO at Implenia AG, the largest construction company in Switzerland, he rejoined ABB in 2012 to manage the integration of Thomas&Betts (US$ 2.4bn revenue). Until 2014, he was head of ABB’s global Grid Systems business unit (US$ 2.5bn revenue). Dr. Faessler is currently a Board Member at Datwyler Holding, Axpo Holding, UMS Aero Group AG, Hatebur Umformmaschinen AG, Chairman of Datwyler Cabling Solutions AG, as well as Co-founder and Chairman of ANYbotics AG.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Haussmann was Minister of Economics of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1988 to 1991. Subsequently, he was appointed as parliamentary speaker for European affairs and member of the government´s foreign trade advisory board. In 1991, he became vice president at Capgemini. Due to his long-lasting political and international experience, Dr. Haussmann is a highly appreciated member of several national advisory committees. Since 1997, he is Germany’s representative in the Asia-Europe-Foundation (ASEF). Dr. Haussmann has taught at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg for more than 30 years. In 2010, he joined the Department of International Business as adjunct professor.
Mr. Ulf Jansson has 35 years of experience in international top management positions in Scandinavia, the UK, USA, and Switzerland. His areas of expertise span the fields of intralogistics, automation, and supply chain execution. During his 25 years at the Swisslog Group, he was a member of the global executive committee, as well as subsidiary manager in three different countries. In 2006, he became CEO for KNAPP-Moving AB, before assuming the CEO position for the Consafe Logistics Group in 2010. Since 2015, Mr. Jansson has been a successful independent consultant and board member.
Mr. Peter Hettich has more than 20 years of executive management experience in major industry sectors such as telecommunications, automotive, machinery and plant engineering, health care and warehouse automation. Since 2017 he and his company think A successfully provide supervisory and advisory capacities on board level. Mr. Hettich served as CEO and Delegate of the board at Swisslog Holding AG after heading the General Industry division of the Grenzebach Group. He worked in R&D at Nokia Mobile Phones and as Management Consultant for telecommunications and IT. From 2000 to 2012 he held several management positions at Porsche AG in the fields of international sales, customer service, and quality management. Mr. Hettich graduated in physics from the Aachen University and holds an MBA of the Universities of Mannheim and ESSEC, Paris.
Mr. Dieter Manz studied precision engineering in Germany and started his career in IBM as an equipment engineer. In 1987 Dieter Manz established his own company with the aim to support customers in the integration and programming of industrial robots. Out of this start-up company Dieter Manz developed a world leading company in automation, robotics and advanced laser manufacturing systems. The company Manz AG went public in 2006 and is listed at the Frankfurt stock exchange since then. Dieter Manz served as the CEO of the company until June 2017. During this period the company established international sales, service and manufacturing subsidiaries with a strong focus to Taiwan and China. Manz AG delivers highly advanced manufacturing equipment to the electronic, lithium-ion battery and solar industries. Mr. Manz serves as a member of the supervisory board of Manz AG and others.
Dr. Hein van der Zeeuw has over 30 years of expertise in the electronic components and semiconductors industry. He was member of the Board of Management of NXP Semiconductors and Executive Vice President at Philips. He worked several years in the USA. Next to his home country the Netherlands, he was based for a number of years in Germany. Since 2012 he is active as a company advisor and he has held various boardpositions in the high tech industry and healthcare. In 2015 he became advisor to Philips, supervised the Lumileds company on behalf of the Philips Board and the Photonics unit.
Dr. van der Zeeuw holds a PhD in physics from the Leiden University, the Netherlands.