The TriVest Partners


Born in 1950, in Bremen (Germany), Dieter Ammer studied economics at the Universities of Kiel, Montpellier (France) and Freiburg. He started his professional career in 1976 as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co and earned his degree as Public Accountant and Tax Advisor. 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. Dieter is the Chief Executive Officer of Conergy AG since November 2007. He chairs the Supervisory Boards of Beiersdorf AG and Conergy AG, and hold Supervisory Board positions of the GEA Group, IKB Deutsche Industriebank, Heraeus Holding GmbH, and tesa AG. Dieter is the co-founder of Conergy AG (founded 1998), and the founder and Managing Director of AMMER ! PARTNERS GmbH, the Hamburg based private equity and venture capital sister-company of TriVest. He has closed approx. 20 Venture Capital and Private Equity deals to date.

Andre Sturmer

André Stürmer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Masters 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. In that time he worked with a very broad spectrum of borrowers, from the government and parastatals to large corporates and financial institutions, offering a complete range of financing and derivative solutions. He also interacted regularly with domestic investors, in the placement of fixed income instruments, including bonds and mezzanine finance. André joined TriVest in early 2009 as a partner, and is the Managing Director of the firm.