Jens has more than 16 years of experience in alternative asset management including fund administration and fund management and more than 16 years of experience as a lawyer in mergers and acquisitions. His experience of the industry covers several elements, such as legal, corporate governance, implementing fund management, and devising investment holding structures, transaction structuring and portfolio and risk management regarding private equity, venture and growth capital, real estate, credit, mezzanine, secondaries, and infrastructure.
During his career, Jens has served as a board member of funds and SPVs, including securitization vehicles, management companies, and dedicated private equity funds and fund of funds. Jens participated and took an active role in numerous deals, be it secondary or trade deals and initial public offerings.
Amongst others, he worked for a one of the world’s largest service providers in the directorship services department and for two major private equity firms, overseeing different kinds of investments strategies across Europe and the US, as a portfolio manager for the private equity strategies and was a member of the board of directors.
Jens is recognized in Luxembourg as an expert in private equity and is active in various industry bodies. He holds a master’s degree in laws of the University of Cologne, Germany, and an MBA from the John F. Welch College of Business, Fairfield, CT, USA. Jens also holds a doctorate in business administration from the University Jean Moulin, Lyon, France. He currently acts as adjunct professor for private equity at HEC Liège Luxembourg campus. Jens is fluent in German and English and has good capability in French and Luxembourgish. He is resident and domiciled in Luxembourg.