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Prof. Dr. iur. Gerhard Picot

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Picot


  • Founder and Senior Partner of PICOT Law Firm, Cologne/Munich
  • One of the most renowned and distinguished German M&A lawyers
  • Holding several Board and Supervisory Board chairs and seats
  • Former Professor at Witten/Herdecke University’s Institute for Mergers & Acquisitions and at EBS University of Business and Law, Wiesbaden/Germany
  • Editor and author of numerous publications, many of which standard reference works on M&A in Germany
Helmut Ruwisch

Helmut Ruwisch

  • 10 years CEO, Indus Holding AG (stock-listed private equity company)
  • Former Member of the Board of WGZ-Bank and former member of the Executive Management Board of Bankhaus Lampe 
  • Various Board and Supervisory Board seats in middle-market and stock-listed companies
  • Throughout his career active in German “Mittelstand” (middle-market sector), both from an investor and a lender perspective

Dr. Martin Füllenbach

  • CEO Semperit AG Holding, Wien
  • Previous management positions: 
    • CEO Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH, Cologne
    • CEO Marine Division, Voith Turbo
    • VP Corporate Development and M&A, Voith Turbo
    • Head of Combat Aircraft Production, EADS Military Aircraft (today Airbus Group)
    • Chief of Staff Defense Divisions, EADS
    • VP Strategy and M&A Defense, EADS (today Airbus Group)
    • German Air Force, Commisioned Officer with several international assignments
Michael Gerlif

Michael Gerlif

  • Former CFO of LEKKERLAND AG, Cologne (2003-2013)
  • Supervisory Board Member of NORDZUCKER AG and at LANDGARD eG
  • Former CEO & CFO of PHILIPS Nordic (Stockholm, Senior Vice President in PHILIPS Group HQ (Amsterdam)
  • Former CFO of PHILIPS Consumer Electronics EMEA and CFO of PHILIPS’ EMEA region
  • Also held a CFO position at CARLSBERG brewery