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 (Managing Partner)
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.
ANDREAS RICKERT (Chairman, from January 2021)
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.
BaFin – Bundesanstalt für Finanzdiensleistungsaufsicht
LOOM Impact is as a financial service provider in Germany of course licensed and supervised/regulated by BaFin on the basis of §32 KWG. Through the “European passport” we are accordingly entitled to offer our services to the EU and benefit from the close exchange with the supervisory authorities.