(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — EQT, a purpose-driven global investment organization, has announced the appointment of Christina Drews as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Committee.
As new COO, Christina will lead the strategic development of EQT’s operating platform. Christina brings nearly 30 years of experience in the global financial industry, most recently serving as COO at Helios Investment Partners. Before Helios, Christina had a long and esteemed career at Goldman Sachs within M&A and Global CAO, as well as in regional COO and CFO roles in the Investment Banking division.
EQT’s Deputy CEO and COO Caspar Callerström will remain in his existing role as deputy CEO and will focus on strategy development going forward.
Christian Sinding, CEO and Managing Partner at EQT, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Christina to our team. EQT has grown significantly over the past several years, both in terms of investment strategies and geographic scope. As we continue our mission to future-proof companies and make a positive impact, we also need to ensure we are future-proofing our own platform. With her breadth and depth of operating experience, I am confident that Christina has the skills and vision to help guide us through this journey – putting in place the right competencies, processes, and strategies so that we can continue to scale and grow.
Christina Drews, incoming COO at EQT, said, “I am very passionate about the journey EQT is on, am impressed with the quality platform that I will join and excited to make a contribution alongside a great team”.
Christina, who is based in London, will join EQT in June. She will be part of the Executive Committee and report directly to CEO Christian Sinding.
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EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization focused on active ownership strategies. With a Nordic heritage and a global mindset, EQT has a track record of almost three decades of delivering consistent and attractive returns across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies. Uniquely, EQT is the only large private markets firm in the world with investment strategies covering all phases of a business’ development, from start-up to maturity. EQT today has EUR 73.4 billion in assets under management across 28 active funds within two business segments – Private Capital and Real Assets.
With its roots in the Wallenberg family’s entrepreneurial mindset and philosophy of long-term ownership, EQT is guided by a set of strong values and a distinct corporate culture. EQT manages and advises funds and vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to future-proof companies, generate attractive returns and make a positive impact with everything EQT does.
The EQT AB Group comprises EQT AB (publ) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, which include general partners and fund managers of EQT funds as well as entities advising EQT funds. EQT has offices in 24 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas and has approximately 1,200 employees.