Berlin, 19 September 2019 – Berlin-based Capital Bay Group (CapitalBAY) has a new CFO: On 1 August 2019, Christoph Geissler handed over his responsibilities as CFO to Rolf Engel. In future, Geissler will concentrate on his role as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and thus on the management of the booming transaction and investment business as well as the development of international fund raising.
Engel will be responsible for finance and accounting as well as CapitalBAY’s Fund Business. As Executive Chairman of Capital Bay Fund Management, he also manages the fully regulated business in Luxembourg.
Rolf Engel moves over from the International Campus Group, which he co-founded in 2011 and helped to build up holding various management positions. In the course of the takeover of IC’s Luxembourg Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by CapitalBAY, now Capital Bay Fund Management S.á.r.l. – a transaction he initiated – Engel now also joins the management of CapitalBAY. He remains a shareholder of the International Campus Group (via MMI GmbH) and a member of the board of the Luxembourg holding company IC Group Holdings S.à r.l..
As former CEO (e.g. at Hornblower Fischer AG) and member of the board of various commercial banks, international brokers and investment companies, Rolf Engel has extensive experience in the international capital markets, investment banking and investment business / venture capital. As an executive or (co-)investor, he has successfully (co-)founded various companies. Engel completed his medical studies at the LMU Munich and his eMBA at the University of Zurich (in cooperation with Yale University in New Haven and Fudan University in Shanghai). In addition, he studied real estate economics at EBS (European Business School).
Christoph Geissler, CIO of CapitalBAY, says: “With Rolf Engel we are expanding our management board to four people and continue the professionalisation of our finance business. This puts us in an excellent position to continue growing internationally.”
Rolf Engel, CFO, adds: “CapitalBAY’s innovative strength and growth trajectory won me over. I am looking forward to the new challenges in this dynamic team”.