Chairman and founder of the Group

Holder of a doctorate in economics, Helmut Pehle has enjoyed an extensive career in the finance and banking sector. After working in research and teaching, he began his career as assistant to Dr. h.c. Alwin Münchmeyer, the senior partner of private bank Schröder, Münchmeyer Hengst & Co and president of the Association of German Banks, in Hamburg. He has since accumulated decades of experience through prominent positions in economics and politics in Germany.

Shareholder of Dr. Pehle & Cie. Pehle & Cie. Holding and
supervisory board member of White Owl Capital AG

Having trained as an industrial clerk, von Stechow went on to study business administration and obtain a doctorate. He now looks back over a long professional career in the financial and banking sector. Von Stechow began his career at Effectenbank-Warburg AG. He subsequently held various managerial positions at renowned banking establishments in Germany, including the post of director of Georg Hauck & Sohn, Frankfurt/Main and Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie, Cologne. Von Stechow was also a fully authorised representative of Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA, Düsseldorf and a member of the managing board of DG Bank/DZ-Bank AG, Frankfurt/Main. From 2002 to 2005 he was a member of the executive and chairman of the executive board at Berlin Partner GmbH, a company devoted to marketing the capital of Berlin. Since the end of 2005, he has been the managing partner of Stechow Management Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin. The company’s core tasks are the assumption of supervisory board, advisory board and consulting mandates.

Prof. Dr. von Stechow participates on the committees of DEKRA Personaldienste GmbH, Stuttgart, C H Reynolds Corporate Finance AG, Frankfurt/Main, EKK Evangelische Kreditgenossenschaft Kassel eG, Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank AG, Düsseldorf, Bankhaus Zwirn GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt/Main, Araia GmbH, Munich, Wontra Deutschland AG, Berlin, Scope Holding GmbH, Berlin, and SAB Spar- und Anlageberatung AG, Bad Homburg. Since 1997, he has also held a lecturing position at the Chair of Economics of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From 2002 to 2007 he also lectured as an honorary professor at the Chair of Finance and Banking of the University of Potsdam.

Principal shareholder of Dr. Pehle & Cie. Holding and
CEO White Owl Capital Group

Since September 2007, Tobias Pehle has been the Chief Executive Officer of the WOC Group and principal shareholder of Dr. Pehle & Cie. Holding. He is responsible for all activities of the WOC Group and coordinates all areas of the issuing business, including fund designs, product development, advising the funds and sales. Following his degree in economics and social science at Humboldt University in Berlin, Tobias Pehle worked for many years as a marketing and design specialist for fund companies and issuing houses.