Advisory Board

The Advisory Board accompanies, advises and supports eCAPITAL with its network. It consists of the following members:

Axel Löhr
Former member of the board of directors of BASF Coatings AG, Münster, CFO of Diskus Werke AG since 2008. Stock-listed family business in the field of special machinery (machine tools, abrasives, contract manufacturing); Solution provider for machining workpieces; turnover approx. €110m, about 900 employees.

Helmut an de Meulen
(Information technology / communications)
Managing partner of Materna GmbH Information & Communication, Dortmund. The MATERNA group is one of the leading, independent software houses in information and communications technology in Germany. With about 1,100 employees, the company generates a turnover of approximately €142m. In addition to that, Mr. an de Meulen holds various other honorary posts.

Thomas Philippiak
(Industrial technology)
Former managing partner of the ebmpabst group, Mulfingen. President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Heilbronn. Various advisory and upervisory board posts. ebmpabst Mulfingen is the world market leader in the field of motors and ventilators with a turnover of more than €1bn and more than 10,000 employees.

Josef H. Boquoi
(Innovative services)
Chairman of the supervisory board of the bofrost* family-owned company group in Straelen. bofrost* is the European market leader in the direct sales of frozen foods. The company generates a turnover of about €1.1bn and employs approximately 9,000 people.

Falk Strascheg
Founder of Laser Optronic, after successful sale, engagement as venture capitalist with founding TECHNOLOGIEHOLDING. Founding partner of Extorel since 1997. Various advisory and supervisory board posts. In 1998 Chairman of 
Invest Europe (formerly EVCA). Laser Optronic is Europe's leading laser and laser systems manufacturer and was taken over by world market leader Coherent, Inc., USA.

Klaus Günther
(Industrial technology)
Managing partner of Günther GmbH & Co. KG Lengerich. Member of the advisory board and shareholder of the Bischof & Klein Gruppe, Lengerich.

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Schäfer (PhD)
Managing Partner of Teconomics GmbH, prior to that co-founder and CEO of Puron AG, nowadays called Koch Membrane Systems. Puron AG engages in the development, production and marketing of membrane filters for large-scale municipal and industrial wastewater treatment. The company was sold to Koch Membrane Systems International Inc. in 2004. Since 2009 Teconomics GmbH has been active in the areas of consulting, as well as project and interim management services regarding technology and strategy issues - for start-up companies, SMEs and R&D organizations.

Wilken von Hodenberg
University of Hamburg, University of Lausanne: Studies of Law; Deputy Managing Director, Tengelmann Gruppe; Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Bank (Frankfurt office); Board member and Spokesman, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG; President, German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK - Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften); Member of the Advisory Board of eCAPITAL AG

Dr. Peter Lütke-Bornefeld
Chairman of the supervisory board of MLP AG and VHV Insurance Group, member of the supervisory board of VPV Lebensversicherung AG. MLP AG is a finance consultancy with experience in financial consulting of more than 40 years. Its three brands MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG – experts in all financial matters, FERI AG – partner for institutional investors and high net-worth individuals as well as TPC GmbH – specialist in occupational pension schemes for employers are leading service providers in their business segments. VHV Group is a group of specialized service providers for insurance, occupational pension schemes, and assets. VHV’s affiliates operate in Germany under the brands of VHV Versicherungen and Hannoversche, in Austria under the VAV brand.