Experienced and diverse professionals from sustainable infrastructure assets, finance and technology.
RealPort's expert team enables direct access to affordable single-asset renewable energy investment and co-investment opportunities alongside reputable asset managers. RealPort and Scope’s combined due diligence and assessment ensures reputability of managers and credibility for each asset listed.
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)
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.
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.
Johan is a lead partner in the Investment Team of AIP Management, with the responsibility for delivering on the investment mandate. He is also a Strategy & Investment Adviser at Nord Infra. Previously, as Senior Manager at Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy), Johan headed the team of Corporate M&A Valuation, and was responsible for managing the corporate finance activities related to DONG Energy’s M&A projects. Over the last 8 years, Johan has led investments worth more than €1,500 million. His several years of expertise, will contribute to investment execution and investment processes at RealPort.
Paul is Co-Founder and Managing Director at Avrio Energy Ltd. As ex Managing Director at GE Capital, Paul comes with the experience of raising and structuring the financing for GE projects. The former Executive Director of Siemens Financial Services comes with 25+ years of energy experience in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and has a deep understanding of energy markets and assets from the level of policy and regulation through to project development, commercialisation and financing. Over the span of his career, Paul has supervised the the financing of 10 large scale deals, with a combined deal value in excess of USD 5bn (both debt and equity). His access to a broad industry network will support his focus on deal origination at RealPort.
With more than 20 years of experience, Scope Analysis is the leading European provider for fund ratings across alternative investment funds and asset manager assessments. Scope has conducted over 10,000 Quantitative Ratings, approximately 350 Qualitative Ratings/Assessments and 40 Asset Manager Ratings.
RealPort has partnered with Scope Analysis to ensure our investors have access to reliable data from a reputable and independent source as they perform their review of possible investments.
Anne has over 20 years of experience in European Capital Markets. As a Co-Founder of Concord Financial Intermediary GmbH, Fixed Income Trading, and Partner / Head of Pareto Securities AS, Frankfurt Branch, she has built and established businesses across borders with placement power of German products abroad and vice versa.
With a career encompassing benchmark-sized liquid secondary markets as well as semi-private SME primary markets with a focus on bringing together a wide range of institutional investors, Anne is leading investor activities at RealPort.
Dr. Hintze has 20+ years of experience as an investment manager. Having served on the Supervisory board of companies across several industries including Renewable energy companies such as Ørsted, he is an invaluable guide for RealPort.
RealPort’s risk and compliance team enables RealPort to adhere to strict GRC guidelines formulated alongside market leading partners that allow a fully integrated service offering and regulatory coverage for each transaction. Furthermore, we are committed to ensuring transparency as a part of our core values and have set up a robust reporting infrastructure.
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..
Detmar is a German Attorney-at-Law. He has been advising clients for more than 18 years on all regulatory matters in Germany and the EU, with a particular focus on digitalisation, investments by institutional investors and investment structures. Over the last few years, he has advised more than 15 start-ups in investment structures and licencing topics and more than 30 institutional investors on the eligibility of investments.
International law firm Ashurst LLP is renowned for its advisory activity in the digital business environment, providing RealPort with crucial support.
Pascal and his colleagues at Intelliant GmbH bring over 10 years of project experience in data protection to the table. He has worked with the GDPR since its publication and accompanied the implementation of data protection management systems in several disruptive projects within the financial services industry.
Pascal, from his roles as data protection officer of various Fintechs, uses his acquired expertise in various mandates, enabling a practical approach to adequately protect personal data in Realport’s innovative business model.
RealPort and Société Générale have partnered to enable institutional investors to subscribe to digital securities and manage these in traditional custody. Société Générale assumes the role of issuing agent for certificated securities, as well as managing the flow of funds between investors, the clearing and settlement depository (ICSD) and the issuer itself.
Solaris is a technology company with a full German banking license that provides digital bank accounts, KYC services and digital asset custody via API, ensuring that investor fiat deposits are handled safely, efficiently and in compliance with anti-money laundering regulation, reducing unnecessary overhead and cost.
RealPort is licensed to broker securities to professional investors as a Bafin-regulated tied-agent of NFS Netfonds. The investment brokerage license may be extended to cover permissions for a bulletin-board style peer-to-peer trading platform, which will enable investors to sell/trade securities among each other.
CSC is a leading provider of specialized administration services to alternative asset managers across a range of fund strategies requiring fiduciary and governance support.
RealPort has partnered with CSC to manage all aspects of fund administration, including accounting, corporate secretarial, SPV Management, regulatory compliance, and investor reporting.
International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) No. 3402 is an international assurance standard that allows public accountants to issue a report on the controls at a service organization that are likely to impact the organization’s system of internal control over financial reporting.
RealPort will obtain the ISAE 3402 Internal Controls Certification from an independent auditor.
Nearly all processes on the RealPort platform are governed by automated technology, ensuring maximum efficiency which lowers costs and fees. With that, IT security is of preeminent concern. RealPort maintains a comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS) in accordance with German IT security requirements, overseen by a team with unparalleled experience in digital product development and engineering.
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.
Tomasz has more than 10 years of experience as an IT Security specialist. He has worked as an expert in a variety of government and corporate IT security emergency response teams. He gained experience on security in regulated sectors while working as a Chief IT Security Specialist at Polish Bank Association and a Secretary of the Polish Inter-banking Threat Intelligence Forum.
At RealPort, Tomasz is responsible for implementing risk treatment plans and overseeing security operations.
Sebastian is a skilled engineer in various software landscapes. Co-founder and CTO of the biggest polish social sites founded in 2004, he was responsible for back-end and performance improvements. He also co-founded Pixnet, a company focused on web projects. His interests lie in computer vision and machine learning and he is a certified Google Tensorflow developer.
Sebastian's expertise with Distributed Ledger Technology makes him an indispensable Ethereum Smart Contract Developer for RealPort
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.
The ISO 27001 is the leading international standard that sets out specifications on Information Security Management System (ISMS). This 3rd party validated certificate ensures best-in-class practices to identify and properly address relevant threats by embedding carefully tailored security controls into RealPort's infrastructure. RealPort has partnered with Tüv Süd, whose experienced auditors possess the accreditation and expertise to conduct ISO 27001 audits.