Meet the team
Dörte Höppner – Chief Executive
Dörte represents the industry at the highest levels of business and government. She is a regular industry commentator in the international media. In July 2012, Financial News named her the most influential person in European Private Equity. Dörte joined Invest Europe in 2011 after spending four years as Managing Director of the BVK, the German Private Equity Association.
Michael Collins - Deputy Chief Executive and Public Affairs Director
Michael directs Invest Europe's public affairs strategy, overseeing regulatory issues and wider EU political developments for the industry. He joined Invest Europe in 2013 from Citigroup, where he was Managing Director for European Government Affairs. Michael was previously at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU and has 15 years of experience in the UK civil service.
Lynn Nicholson - Communications Director
Lynn directs Invest Europe’s public relations and political communications strategy. She joined Invest Europe in 2013 from a European Fintech company, where she headed up the communications and marketing functions. Prior to that, Lynn spent a decade working in London for the financial services industry in both mergers & acquisitions and investor relations.
Cornelius Müller - Research Director
Cornelius holds a PhD on venture capital financing and performance of spin-outs. He previously worked as a research associate analysing business performance and economic impact. Cornelius also has extensive academic expertise and operational experience in managing international research teams and projects for data collection and analysis.
Katia Rabinovitch - Finance and Administration Director
Katia has 20 years of experience in financial services, including positions in audit, control and M&A in an international telecomunications company. Katia is an experienced finance and administration professional with particular experience of not-for-profit organisations.