Management Board

Lutz Weiler – Chairman of the Management Board

Business Administration Graduate

As Director / Division Manager of the Global Corporate Finance division at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Lutz Weiler and his team were responsible for supporting domestic medium-sized companies in capital market transactions with a focus on new issues of Shares. Lutz Weiler was actively involved in more than 70 IPO transactions during his 13 years at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and was responsible for the bank’s leading position in New Market transactions in 1997 and 1998.

As a co-founder and Board member of the equinet Group, he has been responsible for the bank’s development and expansion since late 1999. He has authored numerous publications on stock exchange-related topics and is a member of the Issuer Markets Advisory Committee of Deutsche Börse AG.

Anita Prattki – Member of the Management Board

Before her move to the Management Board of equinet Bank AG, Anita Prattki dedicated over 10 years to equinet Bank AG as Commercial Manager and member of the Executive Board, playing a critical role in the bank’s development.

Following her studies, Mrs. Prattki began her career in finance in 1990 as Director of Accounting at the telecommunications company communications GmbH & Co, a joint venture company of RWE Telliance AG and Vebacom GmbH. She later joined the financial sector, responsible for Finance, Reporting, Controlling and Taxation as Director of Accounting at the stock trading company Spütz Aktiengesellschaft

Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiedemann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiedemann, born 1968, studied law at the University of Konstanz. After graduation, he joined the Stuttgart-based firm Hennerkes, Kirchdörfer & Lorz in December 1996. He has been a partner there since January 2001.

For more than 10 years, Prof. Dr. Wiedemann has dedicated himself to the conceptual consulting of family businesses concerning company succession, company restructuring, the purchase and sale of companies, as well as issues related to stock and capital market law. He is a member of various supervisory and advisory boards for family-owned companies and an author/coauthor of numerous specialist publications as well as a private lecturer at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen.

Erwin Hauser

Member of the Supervisory Board

Erwin Hauser, born 1949, began his career as Director of Finance at the Royal Fürstenberg Central Administration (Fürstlich Fürstenbergische  Zentralverwaltung) in Donaueschingen. He then spent a total of 25 years working for STO AG in Stühlingen-Weizen. After his appointment as STO AG’s first CFO in 1988, he prepared and executed the company’s IPO in 1992. In 2002, he switched from the company’s Management Board to its Supervisory Board, where he was Chairman until 2005. Mr. Hauser was also a member of the Supervisory Board of Volksbank Hochrhein eG for many years.

Mr. Hauser is a member of the supervisory boards of Nexus AG and Ebert-Hera Holding GmbH.

Ralf Jourdan

Member of the Supervisory Board

Ralf Jourdan, born 1967, studied business administration, trained as a banker and began his career in a trainee program at what is now the Unicredit Group. Mr. Jourdan remained there for over 20 years, his last position being Director of Corporate and Real Estate. Mr. Jourdan oversaw many transactions during this time, guiding companies through refinancing and capital market structures. In 2009, Mr. Jourdan joined the Nolte Group as CEO and headed the family-owned business for over 6 years. Since 2015, Jourdan has been a Managing Director of adjust AG, a consultancy focused on family, small and medium-sized businesses.