SUSI Partners evolves leadership team

Zug/Zurich, 22 December 2023 – SUSI Partners evolves its senior leadership structure with Marco van Daele now leading the firm as sole CEO with the Leadership Team further comprising longstanding team members Richard Braakenburg and Alexander Hunzinger as Co-CIOs, and Adrian Lüönd as Head of Finance & Corporate Operations.

The updated setup reflects Marco van Daele’s increasing involvement and pivotal role in steering core functions over the last years. In their expanded roles as Co-CIOs, Richard Braakenburg and Alexander Hunzinger will retain their current portfolio management responsibilities while leading the formulation and execution of the investment approach across the firm’s OECD-focused strategies. To support continuity in investment assessment and underwriting, Marco van Daele will continue to chair the Investment Committees. Adrian Lüönd, who was previously Head Finance and Controlling, will now consolidate core operational functions including finance under his remit. The Leadership Team will be completed by a designated Head of Client Solutions, who will join the firm in the coming months.

After four years of supporting the company in its transition from a founder-led to a management-led business, former Co-CEO and Head of Clients Marius Dorfmeister, in accordance with his explicit wish, has relinquished his operational involvement and aims to focus on non-operational roles, including potentially at SUSI Partners (subject to the required regulatory and shareholder approvals). The Board has also agreed with Yves Frey, former Head of Corporate Operations, that he will leave the firm by the end of the year after longstanding service.

Jan Krüger, Chairman, commented: “On behalf of the firm, I would like to thank Marius and Yves for their valuable contributions to SUSI Partners. The new Leadership Team consists of experienced senior team members in a natural evolution of their respective profiles, and thus reflects both continuity and progressive development as we continue to pursue our growth ambitions.”

Marco van Daele, Chief Executive Officer, added: “I am excited and feel privileged to head such a talented and dedicated team and look forward to continuing driving the development of SUSI Partners in close cooperation with key stakeholders. Our overall strategy and investment focus, meanwhile, remain unchanged as we continue to be fully committed to our mission of investing institutional capital across the energy transition infrastructure spectrum to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients and their beneficiaries while contributing meaningfully to global climate neutrality.”