Dr. Ignace Van Meenen was Executive Board Member & Chief Sales Officer of MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital AG. In this position he was responsible for institutional investor relations and strategic partnerships across all asset classes to grow the asset base of MPC Capital AG. Previously held Executive Board positions at RAG (Evonik Industries), RTL Group and DIC Immobiliengruppe; CEO of Rickmers Group. Dr. Van Meenen holds a Master of Law from the University of Ghent, Belgium, followed by a Master of Law as well as a doctorate in international private contract law from the University of Osnabrück, Germany.
Ulf Holländer has worked for the MPC Capital group since 2000, firstly as Chief Financial Officer from July 2000 until April 2015, and since then as the Chief Executive Officer of MPC Capital AG. Before joining MPC Capital AG, he held various positions at the shipping company Hamburg Süd in Germany, Australia and the U.S. from 1987 to 2000. Ulf Holländer completed a commerce degree at the University of Hamburg. Ulf Holländer also serves as the Chairman of MPC Container Ships ASA which has been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange since April 2018.
Ellen Hanetho is founder and chairperson of Cercis, a cleantech investment company established in 2020. She has 20 years of experience from investment banking and private equity as a finance and business development executive in corporations such as Frigaard Invest, Credo Partners, Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division in London and the Brussels Stock Exchange and Citibank in Brussels. At present, she serves on the boards of Kongsberg Automotive ASA, MPC Container Ships ASA, Fearnley Securities AS and Stokke Industri AS, among others. Mrs. Hanetho holds a BSBA in Business and Administration from Boston University and an MBA from Solvay Business School in addition to executive training from INSEAD, France and Harvard Business School, US.
Kathryn Moore Baker has over 30 years of business experience in a broad range of industries and roles. She currently serves on the Boards of Akastor and DOF and is Chairwoman of Fynd Ocean Ventures, Genetic Analysis, Terra Mater Renewable Investments and Pensionera as well as a member of the Investment Committee of The Norwegian DFI, Norfund. Ms. Baker previously served on the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway and the European Advisory Board of the Tuck School of Business. She led the Ethics Committee of the Norwegian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, where she also served as Chairwoman. Ms. Baker was a partner at the Norwegian private equity firm Reiten & Co for 15 years. Prior to that, she was with McKinsey & Company in Oslo and Morgan Stanley in New York. Ms. Baker holds a bachelors degree in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Mr. Kjell Roland was for 12 years CEO of Norfund, the Norwegian government’s Development Finance Institution (DFI). Norfund grew the portfolio from 3,5 to 25 Billion NOK during this period of time, of which 50% was clean energy throughout Emerging Markets . Before joining Norfund in 2006, Mr. Roland spent two decades working as partner and CEO of the consultancy firm ECON Management AS and ECON Analysis, having co-founded ECON in 1986. He holds an MSc from the University of Oslo and has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics and the Department of Operations Research at Stanford University.
Gözde joined MPC in 2017 from YapiKredi Bank owned as a joint venture by Koc Holding and UniCredit.
Previously, she worked on financing evaluation of various renewable energy projects and infrastructure projects in Turkey.
Gözde holds a Bachelor of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
Dr. John Benjamin Schroeder
Dr. John Benjamin Schroeder is managing partner of the family-owned MPC Münchmeyer Petersen & Co. GmbH since 1996 and managing director of various subsidiaries in its industrial services and trade divisions, including managing director of Ferrostaal and Ferrostaal Trading. Dr. Schroeder is qualified as German attorney-at-law, admissioned to the Hamburg bar and holds a doctoral degree in law from the University of Hamburg.