Prof. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner, a business economist and distinguished affiliated Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance Studies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), to Investcorp’s International Advisory Board.
Dr Achleitner is a recognised leader and a high-profile researcher in the area of entrepreneurial finance, with a particular focus on the financing of innovation, venture capital, private equity, family businesses, social entrepreneurship and financing for social enterprises. Dr Achleitner is currently the Scientific Co-Director at the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies and Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance at the Technical University of Munich. Prior to this, she was a Professor of banking and finance at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, having completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies in both economics and law and then her postdoctoral teaching qualification at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
With several awards for both research and teaching, including the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014, Dr Achleitner’s counsel is highly regarded across both the public and private sector.
Dr Achleitner is a member of the supervisory boards of Linde plc and Muenchener Rueckversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG. She also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), and a member of the Trilateral Commission