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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steffen Meister

47 2018 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Andre Frei

42 2013 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board

Christoph Rubeli

56 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board

Charles Dallara

69 2013 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Peter Wuffli

60 2018 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Andreas Knecht

48 2016 Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board

Raymond Schnidrig

49 Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Global Executive Board

Stephan Schaeli

49 2017 Chief Investment Officer, Member of the Executive Global Board

Michael Studer

45 2013 Chief Risk Officer and Head Portfolio Solutions, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board

Marcel Erni

53 2013 Executive Member of the Board

Alfred Gantner

50 2014 Executive Member of the Board

Urs Wietlisbach

57 2013 Executive Member of the Board

Amelia Raess-Fernandez

51 2016 Member of the Global Executive Board, Head of Human Resources

Bill Berry

51 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Private Debt

Rene Biner

47 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Chairman Global Investment Committee

Mike Bryant

50 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Real Estate

Adam Howarth

39 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Portfolio Solutions Americas

Juri Jenkner

42 2017 Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Private Infrastructure

Sergio Jovele

48 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Client Solutions Europe

David Layton

36 2017 Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Private Equity

Kevin Lu

44 Member of the Global Executive Board, Chairman Asia and Head Client Solutions Asia

Marlis Morin

47 2014 Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Client Services

Stefan Naef

44 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Client Solutions

Yves Schneller

40 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Investment Services

Martin Scott

44 2013 Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Client Solutions Australia

Anthony Shontz

40 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity Integrated Investments Americas

Marc Weiss

52 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Real Estate

Grace del Rosario-Castano

54 2015 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Michelle Felman

55 2016 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Eric Strutz

53 2011 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Patrick Ward

64 2013 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Philip Sauer

2015 Co-Head Group Finance & Corporate Development

Biographies

Name Description

Steffen Meister

Mr. Steffen Meister has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG effective as of May 9, 2018. He has been Delegate of the Board/President, Executive Member of the Board of Partners Group Holding AG since 2013. He is Member of the Strategy Committee, Nomination & Compensation Committee and Markets Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2000, was the Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2013 and has 22 years of industry experience. He is furthermore the Co- Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crossiety AG, a social media platform for local communities in Switzerland and a member of the Board of Directors of FAIRTIQ AG, a company providing advanced travel payment solutions for the public transport sector. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Credit Suisse Financial Products and had assignments at Swiss Reinsurance Co. and the Department of Mathematics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Andre Frei

Mr. Andre Frei has been Co-Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board of Partners Group Holding AG since 2013. He leads the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He has been with Partners Group since 2000 and has 18 years of industry experience. Previously, he served as the Chief Risk Officer of Partners Group between 2008 and 2013 and he was the Head of the Client Services business department. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He is also a CFA charter holder.

Christoph Rubeli

Mr. Christoph Rubeli is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board at Partners Group Holding AG. He leads the Executive Committee and Global Executive Board. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 1998 and has 32 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at UBS. He holds an MBA from INSEAD Paris, France.

Charles Dallara

Dr. Charles H. Dallara, Ph.D., has been Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG since May 2, 2013. He is Member of the Markets Committee and Chairman of the Americas. He has 42 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Finance. Previously, he was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co. In addition, he held the following positions in the George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan administrations: Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy Development and Senior Advisor for Policy to the Secretary of the Treasury, United States Executive Director of the IMF, and, concurrently, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economic Policy and US Alternate Executive Director at the IMF. He holds a Master of Arts, a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA, an honorary doctorate and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Carolina, USA. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Scotia Bank and Scotia Holdings (US) Inc. and of the Middle East Investment Initiative and a director at large of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Peter Wuffli

Dr. Peter A. Wuffli has been appointed Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Partners Group Holding AG effective as of May 9, 2018. He has been Independent Chairman of the Board of Partners Group Holding AG since May 15, 2014. He was Member of the Board of Directors at Partners Group Holding AG since April 30, 2009 till May 15, 2014. He serves as Chair of the Strategy Committee and is Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee and the Risk & Audit Committee. He chairs the philanthropic elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization that he established together with his wife in 2006. He is also Chairman of the IMD Foundation and Supervisory Boards of the Lausanne business school IMD and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Zurich Opera House. Dr. Peter Wuffli studied economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, where he gained his PhD in 1984. From 1984 to 1993 he worked for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant where he became a Partner and member of the Swiss office leadership team in 1990. In 1994 he joined the Swiss Bank Corporation (today UBS) as Chief Financial Officer. Following the merger of the Swiss Bank Corporation and the Union Bank of Switzerland in 1998, he continued to serve as Chief Financial Officer until 1999 when he became Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management. From 2001 he was President and from 2003 onwards Group CEO of UBS until his resignation in 2007. Since January 2016, he has been a member of the MAS International Advisory Panel in Singapore, an advisory panel for Singapore’s financial sector reforms and strategies. Dr. Peter Wuffli is furthermore a member of the Board of Trustees of PG Impact Investments Foundation.

Andreas Knecht

Mr. Andreas Knecht has been Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016. Previously, he was Member of the Executive Board, General Counsel. He is Head of the Corporate Operations business department and Head of the Corporate Legal business unit. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He has been with Partners Group since 2009 and has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at a number of different law firms, including Niederer Kraft & Frey and at Man Group. He holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and an LLM from New York University. He is also admitted to the Swiss bar.

Raymond Schnidrig

Dr. Raymond Schnidrig is Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Global Executive Board at Partners Group Holding AG. He is Head of the Technology business unit, based in Zug. He has been with Partners Group since 2010 and has 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Finance Online GmbH. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Stephan Schaeli

Dr. Stephan Schaeli has been Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Executive Global Board of Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He was Member of the Executive Committee, and the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity, Co-Head of the Private Equity Secondaries at Partners Group Holding AG from January 1, 2016. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Global Investment Committee and the Chairman of the Global Portfolio Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 1999 and has 21 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at UBS and Goldman Sachs & Co. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Illinois and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.

Michael Studer

Dr. Michael Studer has been Chief Risk Officer and Head Portfolio Solutions, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board of Partners Group Holding AG since August 2013. He is a member of the Executive Committee, the Global Executive Board and the Global Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2001 and has 22 years of industry experience. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Marcel Erni

Dr. Marcel Erni has been Executive Member of the Board of Partners Group Holding AG since 2013. Previously, he was Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Investment Officer at Partners Group Holding AG. He co-founded Partners Group in 1996. In his current role, he is a member of Partners Group Holding AG’s Board of Directors and the Investment Oversight Committee, which oversees the firm’s Global Investment Committee. Dr. Marcel Erni is also a member of the Board’s Strategy Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the firm’s current portfolio company Global Blue SA, Switzerland. Previously, he served as the Chief Investment Officer of Partners Group until June 2017. Prior to founding Partners Group, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. and McKinsey & Co. He has 26 years of industry experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Illinois and a Ph.D. in finance and banking from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Castle Private Equity AG, Switzerland, and PG3 AG, Switzerland, the family office of the founders of Partners Group.

Alfred Gantner

Mr. Alfred Gantner has been Executive Member of the Board of Partners Group Holding AG since May 15, 2014. He co-founded Partners Group in 1996. In his current role, he is a member of Partners Group Holding AG’s Board of Directors and of its Investment Oversight Committee, which oversees the firm’s Global Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Board’s Strategy Committee and its Risk & Audit Committee. He leads a number of Partners Group’s direct investments and is a member of the Boards of Directors of the firm’s current and former portfolio companies Fermaca Luxembourg s.à.r.l., VAT Group AG, Switzerland and PCI Pharma Services, USA. Previously, Mr. Gantner served as Chief Executive Officer of Partners Group from 1996 to 2005 and subsequently as Executive Chairman from 2005 to 2014. He was also Chairman of Partners Group’s Global Investment Committee until June 2017. Prior to founding Partners Group, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. He has 26 years of industry experience and holds an MBA from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management in Utah, USA. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of PG Impact Investments Foundation and PG3 AG, Switzerland, the family office of the founders of Partners Group.

Urs Wietlisbach

Mr. Urs Wietlisbach has been Executive Member of the Board of Partners Group Holding AG since 2013. Previously, he was Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the company from 2007 to 2013. He co-founded Partners Group in 1996. In his current role, he is a member of Partners Group Holding AG’s Board of Directors and Chairman of its Markets Committee, which oversees the firm’s global client activities. He is also a member of the Board’s Strategy Committee. He is a Board Observer of the Board of Directors of the firm’s current portfolio company KR Group, UK. He is also a Board member of PG Impact Investments AG and of PG Impact Investments Foundation, a foundation that focuses on impact investing globally. In addition, he is a member of the Boards of Directors of Entrepreneur Partners AG, a Swiss asset manager, PG3 AG, Switzerland, the family office of the founders of Partners Group, and a member of the Board of Trustees of HSG Foundation, the foundation of the University of St. Gallen. He is also an advisory Board member of Swiss Startup Factory AG, an independent organization that supports and finances startups. Prior to founding Partners Group, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse. He has 29 years of industry experience and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.

Amelia Raess-Fernandez

Ms. Amelia Raess-Fernandez has been Member of the Global Executive Board and Head of Human Resources at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016. She has 24 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Salt Mobile/ Orange Communications Switzerland, Zurich Financial Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and a graduate degree in human resources management from the University of Manchester, UK.

Bill Berry

Mr. Bill Berry has been Member of the Global Executive Board and Head Private Debt of Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was Co-President of Capula Investment Management and worked at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in a variety of senior roles including Global Co-Head of Counterparty Portfolio Management (CPM) and Head of EMEA Structured Credit and Securitization and Solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University, New Jersey and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Rene Biner

Mr. Rene Biner has been Member of the Global Executive Board and Chairman Global Investment Committee of Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He was is Co-Head Investments, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board of Partners Group Holding AG from December 31, 2016. He was Member of the Executive Committee, Co-Head Investments and Co-Head Private Debt at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016. Previously, he was Member of the Executive Board, Co-Head Investments since 2013. He was Member of the Executive Board and Head of Private Finance at the Company from October 1, 2008 to 2013. He has been with Partners Group since 1999 and has 24 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a master’s degree in economics and business administration from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is also a Swiss certified public accountant.

Mike Bryant

Mr. Mike Bryant has been Member of the Global Executive Board and Co-Head Private Real Estate of Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He is a member of the Private Real Estate Directs Investment Committee, the Private Real Estate Secondaries Investment Committee and the Private Real Estate Primaries Investment Committee. He has 27 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group he worked at GE Capital Real Estate, HVB Real Estate Capital, Erste Bank, Coopers and Lybrand, and Cushman and Wakefield. He holds a Master of Arts in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is also a qualified chartered surveyor.

Adam Howarth

Mr. Adam Howarth has been Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Portfolio Solutions Americas at Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He is a member of the Private Equity Integrated Investment Committee and was previously the Co-Head Private Equity Integrated Investments Americas. He has been with Partners Group since 2007 and has 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at HarbourVest Partners, LLC and Credit Suisse. He holds an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business, USA.

Juri Jenkner

Mr. Juri Jenkner has been Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Private Infrastructure at Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He is Head of the Private Infrastructure business department, based in Zug. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee and the Private Infrastructure Investment Committee. Previously, he served as Co-Head of the Private Debt business department and Head of the European Private Debt business unit. He has been with Partners Group since 2004 and has 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Privatbankiers Merck Finck & Co. He holds a master’s degree in finance from the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, Switzerland. He is also a certified European financial analyst.

Sergio Jovele

Mr. Sergio Jovele has been Member of the Global Executive Board, Client Solutions Europe at Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. Prior to that, he was Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Investment Solutions Europe & Middle East and Head London of Partners Group Holding AG. He is Head of Partners Group’s London office and part of the European Client Solutions business unit. He has been with Partners Group since 2005 and has 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Initiative Europe on private equity research assignments. He has published academic papers on American literature and holds a degree in literature from the Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Italy.

David Layton

Mr. David Layton has been Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Private Equity at Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He was Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity, Co-Head of Private Equity Europe of Partners Group Holding AG from January 1, 2017. He was Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity of Partners Group Holding AG until December 31, 2016. He is Head of the Private Equity business department and Head of the European Private Equity business unit, based in Denver. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee, the Private Equity Directs Investment Committee and the Private Equity Integrated Investment Committee. Previously, he was the Head of Private Equity in the Americas. He has been with Partners Group since 2005 and has 15 years of industry experience. He has represented Partners Group on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management in Utah, USA.

Kevin Lu

Dr. Kevin Lu serves as Member of the Global Executive Board, Chairman Asia and Head Client Solutions Asia at Partners Group Holding AG. He is Head of Partners Group’s Singapore office. He has been with Partners Group since 2014 and has 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was a member of the senior management team at the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, as its CFO and Asia-Pacific Regional Director. He holds a Ph.D. in international finance and public policy from New York University, USA.

Marlis Morin

Ms. Marlis Morin is Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Client Services of Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2014. She is Head of the Client Services business department, based in Zug. She has been with Partners Group since 2003 and has 24 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Credit Suisse Asset Management Funds, Raiffeisen Landesbank Südtirol and Raiffeisenkasse Eisacktal. She holds a master’s degree in international economics and business studies from the University of Innsbruck, Austria and Marquette University, Wisconsin.

Stefan Naef

Mr. Stefan Naef has been Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Client Solutions at Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He was Member of the of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head of Investment Solutions, Co-Head of Investment Solutions Europe and Middle East at Partners Group Holding AG. Previously, he was part of the Private Equity Directs and Primaries business unit and subsequently founded the firm’s London office. He has been with Partners Group since 2000 and has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at the European Institute for Risk Management (EIRM). He holds a master’s degree in banking and finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.

Yves Schneller

Dr. Yves Schneller has been Member of the Global Executive Board and Head Investment Services at Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He is Head of the Investment Services business department and Co-Head of the Transaction Services business unit, based in Zug. He has been with Partners Group since 2008 and has twelve years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Baer & Karrer. He holds a Ph.D. in business law from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. He is also admitted to the Swiss bar.

Martin Scott

Mr. Martin Scott has been Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Client Solutions Australia of Partners Group Holding AG since 2013. He has been with Partners Group since 2008 and has 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Zurich Investments, Tyndall Investment Management and Citigroup. He holds a marketing diploma from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia and studied business at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Anthony Shontz

Mr. Anthony Shontz has been Member of the Global Executive Board and Co-Head Private Equity Integrated Investments Americas at Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He is Head of Partners Group’s Denver office and Co-Head of Private Equity Integrated Investments Americas. He is a member of the Private Equity Integrated Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2007 and has 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Pacific Private Capital and Prudential Capital Group. He holds an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Illinois, USA.

Marc Weiss

Mr. Marc Weiss has been Member of the Global Executive Board and Co-Head Private Real Estate at Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2017. He is Head of the Private Real Estate Integrated Investments business unit, based in New York. He is a member of the Global Executive Board and the Global Investment Committee and Chairman of the Private Real Estate Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2007 and has 31 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Commonfund, Kenneth Leventhal & Company, Ernst & Young, LLP, UBS Asset Management and Pension Consulting Alliance, Inc., whose discretionary asset management business was integrated into Partners Group. He holds an MBA from the Cornell University Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in New York, USA. He was also a certified public accountant.

Grace del Rosario-Castano

Ms. Grace del Rosario-Castano has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG since May 13, 2015. She is Chairwoman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee and Member of the Investment Oversight Committee. She spent 22 years at Johnson & Johnson, joining in 1990 as Brand Manager and ending her tenure as Company Group Chairman, Asia-Pacific, in July 2014. In that role, she was responsible for all markets in the Asia- Pacific region. In her early years at Johnson & Johnson, she worked for the Consumer Products Worldwide division in the United States. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, she spent the formative years of her career with Unilever. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. She has also completed the Senior Management Programs at the Asian Institute of Management, Smith-Tuck Global Leadership For Women, at the Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire and the Advanced Management Program at the University of California in Berkeley.

Michelle Felman

Ms. Michelle Felman has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG since 2016. She is Chair of the Investment Oversight Committee. She has more than 27 years of experience in the real estate and investment business. She is furthermore the Founder of JAM Holdings, an investment and advisory firm. She holds a board position at Choice Properties, a listed retail REIT, and at Cummings Corporation, an international project and cost management firm. She also serves on the advisory board and investment committee for the Turner Impact Fund, an investment platform focused on social impact investing in education. From 1997 to 2010, Ms. Felman was Executive Vice President (EVP), Acquisitions and Capital Markets, at Vornado Realty Trust. Before joining Vornado, she was Managing Director, Global Business Development at GE Capital with responsibility for structuring and evaluating new markets and products globally (1994-1997). Prior to this, she spent three years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Felman earned her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California in Berkeley and her MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Strutz

Dr. Eric Strutz has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Partners Group Holding AG since May 5, 2011. He is Chair of the Risk & Audit Committee of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG until March 2012. Prior to joining Commerzbank AG, Dr. Eric Strutz was employed by the Boston Consulting Group from 1993, where he was Vice President, Director and Partner from 2000. He studied at the Universities of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, and St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Illinois, USA, as well as a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. He is a member of the Board of Directors of HSBC Bank plc. and a member of the Supervisory Board as well as Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committees of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG.

Patrick Ward

Mr. Patrick Ward has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Partners Group Holding AG since March 8, 2013. He is Member of the Markets Committee. He is Chairman UK and Middle East, based in London. He has 38 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was Advisory Director and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International. Previously, he was Deputy Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs International and a member of the firm’s management committee, having previously co-headed the equities division globally. He holds a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Philip Sauer