A client, control and cost focused Finance Executive with a proven track record of managing a highly complex, global $9 billion Private Equity Primaries & Co-Investment business for institutions and private clients. Strengths include driving short-term deliverables with a view to long-term problem-solving, striving for operational excellence with zero tolerance for short-cuts and band-aids; pushing the status-quo by overcoming barriers to execution through effective influencing of key decision makers and stakeholders. Most recently as COO Deutsche Asset Management’s (now DWS Group) Private Equity Fund-of-Funds business, built and maintained the operational integrity of the business in the face of significant change. Passionate about effective team management with a history of building and leading diverse, international teams. Multilingual, English, German and French.