Berlin, 11 January 2018 – Capital Bay GmbH (CapitalBAY), the Berlin-based investment company, has named Christoph Geissler as its Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 January 2018. He will additionally assume the function of Chief Investment Officer. Geissler, who brings a legal background, previously served as Head of Real Estate Investment & Funds at WealthCap Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, an investment company in Munich.
The appointment of Geissler will add a third member to the company’s management board, which has until now been comprised of CEO George Salden and COO Rolf Schneider. With this change, Salden is relinquishing his function as CIO in order to focus on his overall management of the rapidly growing company. The role of CFO was previously unfilled.
“With the addition of financial and investment expert Christoph Geissler, we will be able to steadily drive forward with our growth strategy, thereby accelerating our trajectory towards our target of EUR 10 billion in assets under management,” says Salden.
While at WealthCap, Geissler served as managing director of more than 20 closed real estate funds and alternative investment funds, with total assets in Germany, Europe and the U.S. of more than EUR 7 billion. His previous professional career included posts at HVB Immobilien AG, KPMG AG and PricewaterhouseCoopers AG. Over the past ten years, he has helped to manage transactions totalling more than EUR 5 billion in value. Geissler received his master’s degree in real estate economics from the International Real Estate Business School at the University of Regensburg and studied law at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen.
“I am delighted to take on these new and exciting responsibilities in such a dynamic and rapidly growing company,” says Geissler. “I am convinced that I will, through my experience, be able to contribute to the growth and success of CapitalBAY.”