Senior finance professional with extensive exposure to projects in the telecommunications industry in Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa. Strong professional background in structuring and funding limited-recourse infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and transaction-related finance (financing, due diligence processes, bid books, business case modelling, valuation, M&A projects). Well-structured, client-centric and result-oriented working style with the ability to present on board level and negotiate complex commercial and legal agreements. International mind-set and cultural awareness from more than 30 international assignments. Fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Prior to joining dotadvisors Christoph has worked for Nedbank CIB (2011 – 2016) as a Senior Transactor in Infrastructure Finance team with focus on funding large telecommunication and other infrastructure projects. One of his early key achievements was the setup and supervision of a PMO at Neotel, established as condition for a major financial restructuring on behalf of the funding banking syndicate.
Christoph was Partner and head of the “Transaction Services” team at Detecon International between 2001 – 2011. Amongst many other projects he carried-out and was responsible for the technical and commercial due diligence (incl. set-up of operational business case) of Neotel for a South African banking consortium resulting in the then largest project finance deal in the African Telco environment.
Strong deal-specific corporate finance know-how (transactions, due diligence processes, business planning, financial modelling, valuation) as well as operative leadership experience (6-months CFO interim manager responsible for 60 head finance directory in Bolivia); deep commercial and technical knowledge in telecommunication sector. Structuring complex project finance transactions from originating to closing; financial engineering of project finance models incl. junior debt/mezzanine instruments, DFI tranches, export credit facilities and other risk mitigation instruments.