Lars Hülsmann studied Business Administration at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He looks back at almost 25 years of business experience and joined Kaiserwetter from ACON Actienbank AG, Munich where he headed the Advisory division as the responsible Director of the Management Board. In 2011 Lars founded and ran his own company, Gulf Energy Consultants, which was focused on Corporate and Project Finance Consultancy in the field of Renewable Energies. He has spent a large part of his business life abroad, e.g. in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where he acted as the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Portfolio Management at Unicorn Investment Bank. At Unicorn, he was in charge of more than 20 direct investments in the US as well as in the Middle East and managed their respective restructuring & sale. Before he moved to Arabia, Lars served as the Global Head of Basel II and later on as the acting Chief Operating Officer at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank in London. He started his professional career in the Corporate and Investment Banking division of HypoVereinsbank in Munich. After that he joined Accenture, the world’s largest Consultancy firm, as a strategy consultant. Next to several senior positions on executive management level, Lars also held positions as a Director of the Advisory Board of various public companies.