Team - S-UBG
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Team

S-UBG

Bernhard Kugel

Bernhard Kugel

Executive Board Member

Bernhard Kugel has been a private equity partner to successful entrepreneurial teams for more than 25 years and supports S-UBG’s portfolio companies as a board member, co-partner and strategic advisor. Originally graduating from RWTH Aachen University with a master degree in business administration, he now teaches in the MBA Management and Entrepreneurship programme at FH Aachen. As Managing Partner, he is also responsible for the early-stage investments of the partner fund TVF. In his private life, he enjoys travelling, always with his camera in his luggage.

Dr. Ansgar Schleicher

Dr. Ansgar Schleicher

Executive Board Member

Ansgar Schleicher holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has extensive experience as a project manager, development director, sales manager, entrepreneur, CEO in a global tech company, and investor. He enjoys sharing his valuable experiences and knowledge with enthusiastic and diverse management teams as a coach. Furthermore, as Managing Partner he is responsible for the early-stage-investment of the partner fund TVF. In his free time, he is often found in nature, either on his racing bike or in hiking boots with a good camera.

Peter Boymans

Peter Boymans

Principal

Our entire PE and VC fund architecture is structured by our CFO Peter Boymans, who pulls all the commercial threads in his hand. He has a degree in business administration and is a State-certified balance accountant. As a partner, he is also responsible for the fund structure of the partner fund TVF. In his free time, he spends time with his family and finds balance(harmony) in outdoor activities.

Humberto Duarte

Humberto Duarte

Principal

Humberto Duarte has been successfully guiding medium-sized companies in growth financing, shareholder changes and succession planning for almost 25 years. He is also responsible for S-UBG’s PR and marketing activities and manages the activities of our partner network PIN. Anyone who would like to talk about football or travelling, among other things, can talk to him at any time.

Sabine Biergans

Sabine Biergans

Management Board Assistant

Sabine Biergans is a business administrator and mediator and is responsible at S-UBG for all organisational matters relating to the management, the team and our portfolio companies. During this, she always is in tune with the counterpart. In her free time, she can be found wherever she can be on the move.

Sabrina Donhauser

Sabrina Donhauser

Teamassistant

Sabrina Donhauser is the first voice and face of our group of companies. After she finished her education as an office management assistant, she was immediately hired and is likewise responsible for our portfolio companies, the management and the team. Whoever knows her will recognise that her work is characterised by fine antennae and a special sensitivity. In addition to enjoying her job, she is also interested in yoga and New Work.

Beate Federsel

Beate Federsel

Senior Investment Manager

After studying business administration at RWTH Aachen University and training as a controlling analyst, Beate Federsel has been a senior investment manager for medium-sized companies for almost 25 years. In her free time, she can often be found on her mountain bike or doing other outdoor activities.

Birgit Götzenich

Birgit Götzenich

Assistant Investment Management

Birgit Götzenich is an industrial administrator with a degree in business administration and has been part of the S-UBG Group team for more than 25 years. In her position, she processes the figures of our portfolio companies and supports internal controlling and accounting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and being physically active.

Jeannine Schimanowski

Jeannine Schimanowski

finance and accounting

Jeannine is part of our finance and accounting team and is responsible for the accounting of our group of companies. She has completed her education as a tax clerk and is an absolute family woman who is always wholeheartedly involved.

Lamyaa Genaid

Lamyaa Genaid

Teamassistant

Lamyaa Genaid has a degree in law and joined our team in December 2023. In addition to her advanced education at the IU Academy in HR Management, she enjoys spending her free time with her family and playing the piano.

Sara Seyhan

Sara Seyhan

Trainee

Sara is in her second year as a apprentice for office management in the team. She enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Marc Zielonka

Marc Zielonka

Accounting Manager

As Accounting Manager, Marc Zielonka is responsible for our commercial affairs. He is a tax specialist and is currently completing a dual study programme in business administration and tax management. Football and sport are a good balance for him when he has the time or the opportunity.

Supported by Team TVF

Björn Lang

Björn Lang

Principal

As founder and CEO of physiosense, Björn Lang got to know our partner fund TVF from a start-up perspective. He is now a partner in the fund management and shares his experience, network and know-how with founding teams and the startup ecosystem. He studied industrial engineering at RWTH Aachen and SKKU in Seoul. In his free time he enjoys hiking, mountain biking.

Pascal Bless

Pascal Bless

Senior Investment Manager

Pascal Bless worked as an entrepreneur during and after his Economics studies at the University of St. Gallen, then he switched fields and has been working as an investor ever since, focussing on digital pioneers. He appreciates acting as a sparring partner for start-up teams and helping them to succeed. In his free time, he finds balance in cooking and enjoys climbing the occasional mountain.

Dr. Lars Gussen

Dr. Lars Gussen

Senior Investment Manager

Lars Gussen found his way into the world of venture capital after completing his degree in industrial engineering and his phD in production technology at RWTH Aachen University. The choice-Cologner resident and carnival fan is excited about new technologies and their application on the shop floor and throughout the company.

Ina Mayländer

Ina Mayländer

Investment Analyst

Ina Mayländer completed a Master of Neuroscience at the University of Cologne. In her thesis, she focussed on Tourette’s syndrome and AI and then found her way into the world of venture capital. In her adopted home of Cologne, she enjoys meeting friends and doing sports.

Jan Linzner

Jan Linzner

Working Student

After several years of professional experience in the financial sector, he entered the startup world while working for a B2B startup. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Analytics at the University of Cologne, focusing on leveraging the potential of data for the venture capital world. In his free time, he enjoys road cycling and exploring the surrounding countryside of Cologne or trying out new cafes in his Veedel.