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The TriVest Partners


André Stürmer (Managing Partner)
André Stürmer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Freiburg, and an MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona. André joined JPMorgan in London in 2000 and worked for 3 years in the Debt Capital Markets division. After completing his bilingual MBA in 2005 he lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, working for one year as a management consultant. Upon his return to South Africa in 2006, André re-joined JPMorgan to drive the expansion of the Sub-Saharan Africa Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives franchise, working, amongst others, with local Private Equity companies and mezzanine debt providers.

André joined TriVest in early 2009 as a Partner and assumed the role of Managing Director shortly after. André has accompanied the growth and transformation of each of our 3 major investments closely, acting as an executive as and when required. He was the Managing Director at certain stages of the development of Trinity Pharma (exited 2018), Solsquare and Inoxico. In this time he acquired an understanding for the critical success factors across a broad spectrum of business activities to lead a small business to success. One of André’s major roles is in the coaching of the lead executives throughout the implementation of the transformative strategy.

Dieter Ammer
He worked for the audit and consulting company in Hamburg, Hanover and Teheran. In 1992, Dieter was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Zucker AG and of Nordzucker GmbH. Subsequently, the brewery Beck & Co in Bremen appointed Dieter its Chief Executive Officer. After the sale of Beck & Co by Interbrew S.A., he became a Member of the Executive Board of the new mother company in 2000. In June 2003, Dieter became the Chief Executive Officer of TCHIBO Holding AG in Hamburg and chaired the Supervisory Boards of Beiersdorf AG and several other large German industrial companies. Dieter is the co-founder of Conergy AG, a pioneering renewable energy company which became the largest integrator of renewable energy systems in the world in the 2000’s.

Dieter is the founder and Managing Director of AMMER!PARTNERS GmbH, the Hamburg based private equity and venture capital sister-company of TriVest. 

Paul Ammer
With a BA in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and an MA in International Relations from the King’s College London, Paul brings a unique mix of commercial, academic and extreme risk consulting skills to Inoxico.

He has worked in London, Geneva, and Washington DC for companies like McKinsey & Co, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, and most recently the Control Risks Group. While serving in the German Army he was deployed both to Africa and Afghanistan, where he experienced firsthand the need for good governance and data driven decision making in fluid environments.

Paul served as Managing Director of TriVest’s portfolio company Inoxico from 2015 until 2018, where he kick-started Inoxico’s expansion into Africa. Now as Head of Scaling-Up, Paul retains co-responsibility for the continued growth of Inoxico as the leading provider of commercial data and supply chain governance services in Africa. 
Paul is extremely passionate about the African growth story.