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Board of Directors

Thomas Olek

CEO of publity AG since 9 September 2013 and Founder/major shareholder at IPO of publity, Consus and PREOS

Thomas Olek was born in Essen (Northrhine-Westphalia) in June 1968. He has been self-employed since 1991. From 1998 to 2002 he was an advisor to the Sächsische Landesbank where he worked in close cooperation with the former members of the Management Board. On 8 April 2003, Thomas Olek became majority shareholder of publity AG; on 9 October 2003, he was appointed its CEO. Under his leadership publity AG has been active in the German real estate market since 2004.

Thomas Olek has been a personal member of the “International Bankers Forum (IBF)” since 8 October 2010. In addition, he was an associate member of the Executive Committee of the “Bundesvereinigung Kreditankauf und Servicing e. V. (BKS)” from March 2010 to May 2013, and was a member of the task force “German Lending Market Standards”.

Board of Directors

Frank Schneider

COO of publity AG since 1 December 2018

The lawyer Frank Schneider, born in Pinneberg (Schleswig-Holstein) in August 1963, worked for CMS Hasche Sigle, the largest commercial law firm in Germany, from 1999 to April 2018, focusing on real estate and construction law – he became a partner in January 2004. Prior to that, he was a legal advisor at HOCHTIEF construction group.

Frank Schneider has many years of experience in legal project management for real estate transactions and has provided legal advice and support to publity in the purchase and sale of real estate for many years.

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Hans-Jürgen Klumpp

Member of the supervisory board

Hans-Jürgen Klumpp

Chairman of the board since 17 January 2019

Herr Klumpp worked for twelve years at Landesbank Sachsen, Leipzig, until 2005 – first as a full member of the Management Board and then as a Spokesman and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. He also held senior positions at Stadtsparkasse Köln for ten years and was a member of the Board of Management of Sparkasse Bielefeld for several years.

Herr Klumpp was, among other things, a member of the Supervisory Board of DekaBank GmbH, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fondsgesellschaft SüdKA GmbH, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of setis-bank AG. Hans-Jürgen Klumpp holds a degree in Business Administraion and has been Chairman of the board of publity AG since 1 January 2019.

Norbert Kistermann, Aufsichtsrat seit 09.12.2014

Member of the supervisory board

Norbert Kistermann

Member of the supervisory board since 9 December 2014

Norbert Kistermann has been working in the banking sector for more than 25 years. His positions have included Chairman of the Management Board of Corporate Banking (Bavaria region) for Dresdner Bank AG, Munich, Head of Division (Extended Management) at BHF-BANK, Frankfurt/Main, and Member of the Board of Managing Directors of a medium-sized bank in Essen / Hamburg. Since 2015, Herr Kistermann has been CEO of a mid-sized private bank.

Frank Vennemann, Aufsichtsrat seit 14.01.2019

Member of the supervisory board

Frank Vennemann

Member of the supervisory board since 14 January 2019

Frank Vennemann began his legal career in 1994 in the Leipzig office of the law firm “Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund” (later Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer). In 1995, he founded the law firm “Tintelnot & Partner” in Leipzig together with Albrecht Tintelnot.

From 2001 to 2015, he was a partner of the law firm “Mohns Tintelnot Pruggmayer Vennemann”. Since 2016, Frank Vennemann has been an equity partner of the renowned commercial law firm GRUENDELPARTNER, specialising in real estate law, among other areas.

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Executive Advisor

Frederik Mehlitz

External senior advisor to the board.

Frederik Mehlitz was born in 1965 in Saarbrücken. After studying industrial engineering in Karlsruhe, he worked in management positions for various national and international major banks and today has more than 20 years of knowledge of the banking and financial world. From 2011 to 31 August 2018, he was a member of the board of publity AG and responsible for all transactions with banks and financial investors.

Executive Advisor

Udo Masrouki

External senior advisor to the board.

Since studying economics with a focus on banking and credit management, marketing and statistics in his native Würzburg, which he graduated with honors in 1992, he has been working in the field of finance. After his time as a trainee at Deutsche Bank AG headquarters, he learned his trade from scratch as an investment advisor and later as a portfolio manager in the asset management department of Deutsche Bank in Nuremberg. He was able to expand his experience in the real estate sector over the following 6 years, during which he was responsible for real estate financing and capital investments for Deutscher Herold as Director for Northern Bavaria. His last position outside the Publity Group led him to the Luxembourg investment company GAMAX, where he was responsible for the development of the company as Managing Director until the beginning of 2002. During this time, Masrouki was able to learn a lot from the company founder and received important impulses for his future career. After the successful sale of GAMAX, Masrouki took up the challenge as an entrepreneur in the summer of 2002 and since then has dedicated himself to FinanzNet Holding AG, which he founded, a network of brokers with over 3000 sales partners, and their subsidiaries. During this time, he met Thomas Olek and has been a shareholder of the Publity Group since 2007, holding various management and supervisory board positions.
Today, as a member of the Advisory Board, Masrouki advises the Board of Directors, is responsible for advising the international investors of Publity AG and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Preos Real Estate AG.

He is the author of the book “ß-Werte deutscher Standardaktien für täglichen, wöchentliche und monatliche Kursschankungen” (“ß-values of German standard shares for daily, weekly and monthly price fluctuations”), which is available on the market.

Managing Director Finance & Accounting

Siglinde Heiche

Managing Director Business Administration

Stephan Kunath

Authorized officer.

Stephan Kunath was born in 1986 in Hohenmölsen (Saxony-Anhalt) and has a degree in business administration. Since June 2010, he has worked for publity AG in various positions and is very familiar with the internal structures. He currently holds the position of Managing Director of Business Administration and has been an authorized officer at publity AG since April 2018.

Director Treasury

Nils von Schoenaich-Carolath

At publity since 2018.

Nils Schoenaich-Carolath successfully completed his studies in business administration and subsequently worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Financial Services sector. Employed at publity since 2018, his main focus is on treasury, risk and corporate development.

Director Business Administration

Joshua Marvin Poppe

Head of Asset Management

Nils Uphoff

Stephan Noetzel

Head of NPL Services

Legal expert.

Stephan Noetzel has been admitted to the bar since 2013 and has also been with publity since 2013.

Head of Risk Management

Marcel Hackober

Head of Research

Dominik Baruth

Research specialist and founder.

Dominik Baruth studied business administration. For several years he worked in the family business in the real estate sector in the area of financial controlling and research. In 2017, he specialized in research and founded and managed a start-up company focusing on research activities in the German office real estate market. As Head of Research, he and his team manage and refine the company’s data base.

Leading Architect

Lothar Schmidt

At publity since 2002.

Dipl. Ing. Architect (TU) Lothar Schmidt, has been an architect since 1985 and since 2002 part of the publity family and expert in the field of “Planning, project and construction management of industrial, commercial, social and residential buildings”. Schmidt is currently in charge of the complex conversion measures at the Karstadt headquarters in Essen.

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publity’s aim is to create innovative and efficient real estate investment solutions, which harmoniously match the individual investment objectives of the investors. A deep understanding of the real estate asset class, an established network in the banking industry and decades of experience of publity’s management staff are the basis for developing and realising these optimised financial products.

In this respect, publity is committed to meeting the highest standards of professionalism. The attention to individual customer needs is always at the forefront of our actions. In order to meet these requirements, publity attaches particular importance to the transparency of the investment process, the greatest possible objectivity in the selection phase and the highest integrity in all business matters.