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Corporate Governance

EQS Group Management

Executive Board

Achim Weick, CEO

Achim is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of EQS Group AG. Achim started EQS Group with a passion for Investor Relations and a clear vision for the company. He has since transformed this vision into one of the leading providers for digital solutions in Investor Relations and Corporate Compliance. In addition to founding and leading the company, Achim is also its largest investor.

Achim graduated from the University of Augsburg with a degree in Business Administration and is a Certified European Financial Analyst. He laid the foundations of his career with a role in Corporate Banking at Commerzbank in their International Management Trainee Program. This led to professional stints in Berlin, Budapest, and finally, New York.

Christian Pfleger, COO

Christian became Chief Operating Officer of EQS Group AG in January 2015. Christian has been instrumental in the successful development and growth of EQS Group. Since joining the company in 2001, he has been responsible for project management across the Group and the key in the development of all products and services.

Prior to joining EQS Group, Christian spent four years in regional television in Amberg at Oberpfalz TV. During this time, he expanded the channel’s production department, ultimately leading it until his transition to EQS. Christian studied Business Administration at the University of Bayreuth.

André Silverio Marques, CFO

In July 2018, André became the Chief Financial Officer of EQS Group AG. Since 2015, he was Director of Finance. 

Before, he has been in charge of Business Development in Germany, as well as in leading EQS’ Russian subsidiary. Prior to joining EQS Group in 2010, André worked in the banking and equity research sector. He holds an MBA in General Management and a diploma in Finance and Accounting.

Marcus Sultzer, CRO

In July 2018, Marcus became the Chief Revenue Officer of EQS Group AG and is responsible for Global Revenues and Marketing.

Marcus joined EQS Group in 2007 and has taken a leading role in its international expansion. From 2009 to 2012, he was based in Moscow, starting and developing the Group’s Russian operations. This was followed by a 4-year chapter in Asia in a similar role. Marcus studied Economics and holds an MBA.

Supervisory Board

Rony Vogel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Rony Vogel has served as Chairman of EQS Group AG since its founding in 2000.

The electrical engineer graduate with an MBA from Reutlingen University is an entrepreneur and has been an EQS investor for years.

As CFO, he led TRW Benesov (Prague) from its start-up to it being 600 employees strong. He is co-founder of Internet Screenphones and helped found the business angel network venture24, which he then merged into Firstream AG. At that time, he had already financed and participated in the creation of a number of start up ventures, including EquityStory AG (today EQS Group AG). From 2000 - 2002 he served as Director of the co-founded Incubator Firstream venture24 AG. Since 2003, Rony Vogel has been an active investor and entrepreneur in software/internet, environmental and real estate ventures.

He holds the following additional positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, DeskCenter Solutions AG, Leipzig
  • Member of the Supervisory Board, mynaric AG, Gilching
  • Member of the Supervisory Board, solutiance AG, Berlin
  • Advisory Board Member of BlueID GmbH, München
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Solar Tower Technologies AG i.L., Starnberg

Robert Wirth, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Robert Wirth has been a Member of the EQS Supervisory Board since June 2015.

The media marketing specialist has worked for the EQS Group AG from 2000-2014, since 2007 as a member of the two-person Executive Board. Robert Wirth was instrumental in the implementation the company's IPO. At the end of 2014, he left his position on the EQS for personal reasons at his own request.

Robert Wirth began his career in the television industry. He trained as a television editor at Franken Fernsehen and later headed numerous divisions. After his time as the founding editor at RTL Nürnberg, he built one of the most successful German regional channels, Oberpfalz TV in Amberg, in his capacity as program director and Editor-in-Chief.

He is also a member of the Supervisory Board at ARIVA.DE AG, Kiel.

Peter Conzatti, Member of the Supervisory Board

Peter Conzatti has been a member of the Supervisory Board of EQS Group AG since 2005.

With a Masters of Arts and MBA, Peter Conzatti is a Senior Portfolio Manager in small and mid-caps in Germany and Europe at Lupus Alpha KAG.

Peter began his career as a trainee at ARD / Süddeutscher Rundfunk. He then completed a graduate program in investment banking with Baden-Württembergische Bank AG. Upon successful completion of this training, he held various investment banking positions. In 1996, Peter Conzatti moved to UBS KAG as a senior portfolio manager for small caps and from 2005 on he has been a senior portfolio manager for Lupus Alpha KAG.

Laurenz Nienaber, Member of the Supervisory Board

Laurenz Nienaber has been a member of the Supervisory Board of EQS Group AG since 2018.

The passionate value investor has been working for the Investmentaktiengesellschaft für langfristige Investoren TGV since 2014. 

Laurenz Nienaber began his career with the KfW-Bankengruppe as a dual student in Business Information Systems. In addition, he completed various internships in asset management and worked as a consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. In 2015, he received his Master of Science in Finance and Investment from the Rotterdam School of Management. In 2018 he was a member of the supervisory board of Alarmforce Industries Inc. in Toronto, Canada. He has been a member of the management of BNS - Business Network Solutions GmbH since 2016.

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