Board of Directors
ASH KELSO – Chair of the Board
Ash Kelso is Head of Asset Management within the Infrastructure Investments team at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He is responsible for the asset management function of the firm’s global infrastructure portfolios, including the European Sustainable Infrastructure strategy.
Ash has 20 years’ experience in infrastructure investment, including execution of investments, managing assets at board level and portfolio management.
Ash holds a BSc (Hons) in Business and Computer Science from Queen’s University Belfast. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
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).