Ekow is a serial tech entrepreneur (> 20 years). He has successfully built fast growing tech organizations in the US, Asia and Europe. Ekow was part of the management executive board to IPO mobile-data and payment company Buongiorno, which was sold to NTT Docomoco. He is an expert in digital business engineering, product development and sales.
As Founder, Ekow is the architect of RealPort’s operational and business model.
Jens is a chartered financial investment professional with experience in global capital markets as a manager, investor and advisor in Germany, the UK and the USA for major global financial institutions. He has been previously responsible for the Equities franchise at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Germany & Austria.
Jens is a Chartered Financial Data Scientist (CFDS) and a registered Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
With his wealth of experience, Jens will help develop, build and grow RealPort’s capital markets business.
Sandra is a lawyer with 10 years of experience in German, Austrian and European supervisory law. As Director Regulatory @finleap, Sandra has built up 18 FinTech companies in 5.5 years, 6 of which BaFin-regulated. In 2018, Sandra was selected as an expert in the European Commission's Expert Group Regulatory Obstacles to Financial Innovation (ROFIEG).
Sandra is RealPort’s FinTech expert regarding regulatory setups, internal legal processes and compliance in the regulated financial industry.
Zeel is an Engineer by education and went to business school at Duke University. She has spent her career working for startups in strategy, digital marketing and product roles and has built products in the ad tech, content, mobile and messaging space.
At Realport, Zeel has been instrumental in translating the legal/regulatory framework and partner requirements into product modules. She manages partner relationships (incl. KYC, banking, fund admin, and issuing agents) and is defining operational business processes.
Krzysztof has over 10 years of experience working across different realms of development. He began working as a backend developer, evolving into a full stack and eventually a frontend developer. He has worked on a number of projects including Photoblog, which at its peak was one of the most popular social media sites in Poland. He also has a keen interest on the product side.
At RealPort, Krzysztof has been building the technology platform from day one and as CTO, is in charge of frontend development as well as technical product management.
Johan is the managing director of Nord Infra and has more than 15 years of experience as an investor in infrastructure and energy, from leading organizations AIP Management, Ørsted and Macquarie Capital. His competencies and motivations are within building professional partnerships between organizations and delivering good investments, for both investors and societies. Johan also made it to the prestigious “European Power List 2021”, which lists the 100 business leaders in Europe that exert the most influence on the wind industry.
With his great expertise in the renewable energy space, at RealPort, Johan is advising management and the Asset Selection Committee on strategy, investment execution and investment processes.
Paul is a seasoned energy executive with broad international experience in the electric power and natural gas industries. With his expertise in power generation, Paul has managed the development and financing of large power facilities in Europe and Africa. Over the past 12 years he has developed a particular focus on renewable power and the energy transition. He is also a former managing director of GE Capital as well as head of equity and Siemens Financial Services.
With his great expertise in the renewable energy space, at RealPort, Paul aims to help build and grow the RealPort platform by sourcing renewable assets across Europe that meet the investment requirements of our investors.
Hussain is a senior finance professional with nearly 20 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking. He was previously Managing Director, Deutsche Bank and Head of Corporate Coverage and Member of the Executive Committee for the Middle East, where he managed an international team and a global client portfolio composed of sovereign wealth funds, national energy companies, top-tier corporates, and UHNW family offices. Hussain is Senior Advisor to the International Finance Corporation -- He works with IFC’s international and regional clients on Renewables, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Healthcare, Construction and Financial Institutions projects in the MCT region.
Tony Marsh has 35 years' experience investing into (particularly renewable) power projects and infrastructure throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia for banks and funds both private and public. Roles included setting up the UK’s, and world’s first, Green Investment Bank, and was Chair of the Investment Committee, and was a non-executive Director and member of the Investment Committee for a £1bn offshore wind fund, at the time the world’s largest renewable fund.
Dr. Barbara Weber has over 20 years of infrastructure investment, private equity and project finance experience gained at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, PolyTechnos Venture Partners and B Capital Partners AG. Beforehand, she worked for the Private Sector Development Group of the World Bank and is a Member of the Non-Executive Board at Bekk og Strom AS, owner and operator of hydro power plants in Norway and has been a Non-Executive Director of the London Pension Fund Authorities (LPFA). She graduated, among others, from Harvard University and University of St. Gallen and she is a prolific author - one of her 4 books being “Infrastructure as an Asset Class. Second Edition” (2016)
Gurpreet Gujral is a Managing Director at the Atrato Group and is responsible for leading the Renewable Energy investment strategy. Gurpreet has been part of the renewable energy industry for 15 years having worked in public and private capital markets. Prior to joining the Atrato Group, Gurpreet was a Director at the Macquarie Group, where he spent 7 years working in the principal investment team at the Green Investment Group (GIG) and in the Equities business as the lead renewable energy analyst.