Ernst-Ludwig DrayssChairman of the Supervisory Born 18.11.1948
Ernst-Ludwig Drayss has more than 40 years of experience in the financial sector. Having been in charge of introducing modern financial analysis in the German market while serving as Director and Head of Investment Research of Deutsche Bank, he is widely recognized in the international asset management industry. He is also known for his passion in Armenia as a whole, and especially for Armenian music
Mr. Drayss became Director at Deutsche Bank in 1984. From 1990 to 2000, he has served as Managing Director and CIO of Deutsche Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management International. He was also a board member of Morgan Grenfell Asset Management. After his time with Deutsche Bank, he assumed General Power of Attorney for M.M. Warburg & Co and became Head of Warburg´s asset Management activities. He then co-founded the company Berlin & Co in 2002 and has served on the executive board of the holding. Since 2006, he is Managing Director of C-Quadtat Asset Management, an affiliated company of the C-QUADRAT Group.
For his passion for Armenia - setting up a UNESCO-partnership between Armenia and Germany - he has been awarded with the “St. the Nerses Graceful” medal. He is member of the advisory boards of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management (German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management) and of the Verband unabhängiger Vermögensverwalter Deutschland (Association of Independent Asset Managers in Germany). Mr. Drayss was also awarded with „Certificate of Honor“ from Mestop Mashrors institute Madenadaran.
Mr. Drayss holds a Diploma (German MSc equivalent) in Economics from the University of Mannheim.
Andreas WimmerMember of the Supervisory Board Born 25.03.1966
Andreas Wimmer is a member of the management board of C-QUADRAT Wealth Management GMBH and is a proxy holder of the C-QUADRAT Investment AG. He is a known expert for organization, governance, and marketing. He heads the Department for Marketing and is also Deputy Head of the Department of Legal, Risk Management and HR.
Mr. Wimmer has started his career working for the German Bertelsmann Group. After three years with Bertelsmann, he became Managing Director of its Austrian subsidiary Gruner&Jahr. After the acquisition of the magazine “News”, he was leading a media conglomerate with about 350 employees. In addition, he became the Managing Director of “News” and was key responsible for its marketing and sales activities.
In 1999, Mr. Wimmer became Business Manager of Mediaprint/Kurier Magazines Group, the largest print media company in Austria, before joining C-QUADRAT in 2001 as a Member of the Management Board.
Mr. Wimmer has received a Magister (Austrian MSc equivalent) in International Trade from the WU Vienna.
Johannes KärcherMember of the Supervisory Board Born 24.12.1950
Mr. Kärcher is not only known as a German businessman and co-owner of the Kärcher Group and therefore a responsible employer of more than 10,000 employees in 41 countries. He is also widely known for his profound philanthropist charity activities in many countries and his deep emotional connection not only with Germany, but also with Brasil and Armenia. Among other, he has been honored with the Order of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Armenian “St. Nerses the Gracious” medal.
Johannes Kärcher is Non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Kärcher Group. He has finished his studies in Law at the University of Munich and is a registered lawyer.
Cristobal Mendez de VigoMember of the Supervisory Board Born 07.02.1972
Cristobal Mendez de Vigo is the Member of the Management Board of C-QUADRAT Investment AG and the CFO of the C-QUADRAT Group.
Mr. Mendez de Vigo has vast experience in the global asset management. After several years at Dresdner Asset Management and Allianz Global Investors, where he was initially responsible for strategic planning for the entire Asia Pacific region and subsequently served as CEO of Allianz Global Investors in Australia, he joined the British investment company F&C, where he was Group Head of Distribution and Business Development. From 2011 till joining C-QUADRAT he served as a Managing Partner of the M&A specialist Blulicap LLP in London.
Cristobal Mendez de Vigo studied in Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in Centro de Estudios Financieros, Madrid and received his Master’s in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid.