Michael Ries has been working in the development and distribution of residential and real estate fund concepts for 30 years and has held management positions at Concordia Bau & Boden AG, SAB Spar- & Anlagenberatung AG and Vivacon AG. He founded pantera AG in 2009 and has been Chairman since then. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the five-member executive board since the first quarter of 2020.


Uwe Auerbach has been working in the residential and real estate design sector for more than 25 years. He was head of sales at Vivacon AG from 2005 to 2009. He joined pantera Sales Service GmbH in 2009 and served as its managing director until 2019. He has been a member of the executive board as Chief Investment Officer since the first quarter of 2020.

Horst Lehmann is an economist with 25 years of experience in finance. His previous positions include finance manager of Coca-Cola refreshment AG Baden-Württemberg and commercial manager of the internationally active insurance broker SÜDVERS GROUP.  He has been in charge of finance and controlling at pantera AG since 2013 and a member of the executive board since the first quarter of 2020.

Jil Gunsenheimer has been in charge of international development at Nexity since 2018. Prior to this, she supervised cross-border transactions for venture capital funds and M&A consulting. She has been working as Chief Corporate Development Officer at pantera AG since the first quarter of 2020 in addition to her position as Managing Director of Nexity Deutschland Holding.

Herbert Beck has been working for Nexity since 2005 with a focus on the development of commercial properties. He was previously involved in the construction of Tishman Speyer France and worked for the Paris La Défense urban development company. He has been serving as pantera AG’s Chief Operation Officer since the first quarter of 2020.


Chairman of the Supervisory Board of pantera AG, Julien Carmona is Deputy CEO of the Nexity Group and is in charge of international expansion. Before joining Nexity in 2014, he was the COO and member of the board of the reinsurer SCOR SE, member of the board and Chief Financial Officer of Caisse Nationale des Caisses d’Épargne and economic adviser to French President Jacques Chirac.


Eric Agnesa is in charge of the development of the group’s activities outside of France at Nexity. Prior to joining Nexity in 2011, he worked in international project development at ETI (Oger International/Rafic Hariri Group) and for the FNAC Group.

As the Secretary General of Nexity, Fabrice Aubert is in charge of corporate law, M&A and innovation. He is also the legal secretary of the management board. He previously served as a judge at the French Constitutional Court (Conseil d’État), an advisor to the Minister of Finance (2014-2016) and a senior advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron (2017-2019), during which he was in charge of public institutions, state reform and digital transformation.

Dr Thomas Zacher is a lawyer, a specialist lawyer for tax law, banking and capital market law, and a tax consultant. He heads the Cologne law firm Zacher&Partner and is a lecturer in business law and management at the FHDW University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach. He has been a member of the supervisory board since the founding of pantera AG in 2009.

Francesco Fedele is a specialist in strategic financing at the project and company level and the founder and CEO of Bf.direkt AG in Stuttgart. He has been a member of the supervisory board of pantera AG since 2013.


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