ANTONIO BOTIJA – Chair of the Board
Antonio Botija is Head of Origination and Investments within the Infrastructure Investments team at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He is responsible for the origination, sourcing and execution of investments for the firm’s infrastructure portfolios, including the Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy.
Antonio has 20 years’ experience in infrastructure investment, including execution of investments, managing assets at board level and portfolio management.
He holds a BSc degree in Law and a BSc degree in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE in Spain, and an MBA from INSEAD (France / Singapore). He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
SEBASTIAN RITZ – Board member
Sebastian Ritz represents the Friedhelm Loh Group in the board. Sebastian is CEO of iNNOVO Cloud GmbH, a pure play cloud start up in Frankfurt and Managing Director of Rittal Data System, which focusing on smart datacenters for edge, fog and cloud computing. He also is board member of the cloud Ecosystem, the German industry association of cloud companies. Sebastian has launched several IT start ups and joint ventures before and held CIO and CTO positions in Xchanging Ltd, european transacation bank AG (DB subsidiary) and first-e Ltd. He holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, both from RWTH Aachen.
HEIKO SCHUPP – Board member
Heiko Schupp is the Global Head of Infrastructure Investments at Columbia Threadneedle Investments with responsibility for establishing and managing its global unlisted infrastructure business including the Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy.
Heiko is a first generation investment professional in the infrastructure asset class. He has extensive experience in originating and closing international infrastructure transactions, managing assets at board level and in portfolio management.
Heiko graduated in 1996 from the FH Koblenz (University) in Germany as Diplom Betriebswirt FH (Masters Degree in Economics).