28 Apr 2016
Deputy Chief Executive Michael Collins named as successor
Today, Invest Europe announces that after five years at its helm, Chief Executive Dörte Höppner will be moving on to new ventures. She will be replaced on 1 October 2016 by Deputy Chief Executive and Public Affairs Director, Michael Collins.
Since joining in 2011, Dörte has spearheaded a transformation across its services and functions, culminating in its rebrand to Invest Europe and a comprehensive update of its Professional Standards Handbook and Investor Reporting Guidelines.
“During her tenure at Invest Europe, Dörte has been the driving force behind successful initiatives across the board and it is with regret that the Board accepts her decision to leave,” said Invest Europe’s Chairman, Max Römer, Founding Partner of Quadriga Capital. “Invest Europe is in a strong position for the future and we look forward to supporting Michael in continuing to provide an excellent service to our 650 members across Europe.”
Michael Collins joined Invest Europe three years ago as Public Affairs Director and became Deputy Chief Executive last year. He was previously Managing Director of European Government Affairs at Citigroup and a UK Treasury civil servant for 15 years.
This week Invest Europe’s Board of Directors confirmed Michael was the outstanding candidate as the next Chief Executive, having successfully led the public affairs team and established himself as an effective public advocate for the industry.
Based in Brussels, Invest Europe – The Voice of Private Capital – is a non-profit association representing Europe’s venture capital, private equity and infrastructure sectors as well as their long-term investors.
Media enquiries For more information please contact
Elena Díaz Ureta
Communication Manager – Media & External Relations
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