Board of Directors

The shareholder-elected members of the board are independent of the company’s senior management and material business contacts.

 

MAURO RICCI

(FOUNDER & CEO, AKKA TECHNOLOGIES)

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

After a successful career at Renault Automation, Mauro Ricci founded HYSYS in 1984. The company provided industrialization and production technology support to manufacturers as well as productivity improvement consulting services. Mauro founded 3 additional companies to complete the HYSYS suite of services between 1984 and 1999. Anticipating market developments, Maurice RICCI merged these four companies to establish the AKKA Group in 1999, offering a holistic R&D service to its clients.

 

NATHALIE BUHNEMANN

(GROUP CFO, AKKA TECHNOLOGIES)

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

Nathalie joined the AKKA Group in late 2013 after having assisted the Group as an external consultant during the acquisition of MBTech in 2012. Prior to that, for nearly 13 years Nathalie worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in auditing, consulting and M&A transactions concerning companies of all sizes, spanning every different business sector and geographical region.

LARS PETERS 

(DIRECTOR MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS/ CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT, AKKA TECHNOLOGIES)

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

Lars (born 1971) joined AKKA Technologies in 2007 and runs the AKKA Group’s operations of Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Corporate Development worldwide. He has been previously running the International Development and M&A of technology driven German and Internationally positioned Consulting and innovative Product Companies. He trained as a business economist at German University of Passau and Insead.