Executive Board & Management Team
ILKO THUN (Executive Board Member)
He spent his investment banking career in various international banking houses, including the generation and distribution of investment products for institutional investors at Barclays and BNP Paribas. After engagements in the project structuring of financing for medium-sized companies and family offices, he took over the responsibility at SKALIS Asset Management AG in 2018, with the aim of redesigning the company as a financial services provider oriented towards sustainability. Based on this approach, the idea of a specialized Impact Finance Boutique was developed together with Mr. Wienholtz, which now operates as LOOM Impact AG.
RENÉ WIENHOLTZ (Executive Board Member)
The business information scientist started his career at the end of the 1990’s at US high-tech IT companies such as Silicon Graphics, Cray Supercomputers & Sun Microsystems and then took over the role of the executive board member for technology & innovation at STRATO AG in 2001, which he developed for over 17 years into one of the world’s most successful IT hosting providers. He has been a business angel for many years and is primarily involved in impact investing already for a long time. After working on rolling out a fund after a sketch developed by PHINEO in 2018, this led him to the decision to further develop SKALIS Asset Management AG into a new type of impact finance boutique together with Mr. Thun and to supply this growing market with authentic financial solutions.
Dr. ANDREAS RICKERT (Chairman)
The molecular biologist began his career in the private sector as a consultant at McKinsey and gained initial insights into the shaping of civil society as a director at the Bertelsmann Foundation and through his role as a consultant at the World Bank. In 2010, he founded PHINEO gAG – a non-profit analysis & consulting company for effective social impact, which he still leads as CEO. Due to his profound and long-standing knowledge in this field, Dr. Rickert also works in the Sustainability Council of the German Federal Government as well as various other supervisory, advisory and expert boards.
The graduate in business administration and foundation management has more than 20 years of experience in leverage and project finance as well as in corporate finance and private equity. She has worked in leading positions at international commercial and investment banks such as Crédit Agricole and UBS. Since 2010, her focus has been on advising companies and projects generating financial and environmental/social returns in both developed and developing countries. She acts as Senior Advisor for the corporate finance firm Clairfield International and the material innovator NUVI.
Dr. ANDREAS DARTSCH
The economist with a doctorate has many years of experience in risk management and research as well as in finance and risk controlling in leading positions at National-Bank AG, Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, Risk Research Prof. Hamerle GmbH & Co. KG as well as Bankhaus Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA and Bankhaus B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA. In addition, Dr. Dartsch held a professorship in business administration, banking and finance at the University of Applied Sciences in Mettmann. He studied economics at the Gerhard-Mercator-University in Duisburg, from which he graduated with a doctorate in 1998. Andreas Dartsch is currently employed by Sparkasse KölnBonn and, as a member of the management board, is responsible for finance- & risk-controlling, finance, compliance & legal and IT.