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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Wuffli

59 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Steffen Meister

46 2013 Member of the Board of Directors, Delegate of the Board of Directors, President- Zug

Andre Frei

41 2013 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Leads Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Clients

Christoph Rubeli

55 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Leads Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Investments

Charles Dallara

68 2013 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Americas

Marcel Erni

52 2013 Co-Founder, Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Investment Officer - Zug

Cyrill Wipfli

43 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board

Andreas Knecht

47 2016 Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board

Raymond Schnidrig

48 Chief Technology Officer, Head of the Technology Business Unit, Member of the Global Executive Board

Michael Studer

44 2013 Chief Risk Officer and Head Investment Services, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board

Pamela Alsterlind

52 2016 Head Private Real Estate Asset Management Business Unit, Global Executive Board and the Global Investment Committee

Claude Angeloz

49 2016 Head Private Real Estate, Member of the Executive Committee and Global Executive Board

Andreas Baumann

44 2015 Head of the Integrated Investments, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board

Rene Biner

46 2016 Co-Head Investments, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board

Gonzalo Castro

43 Member of Global Executive Board, Private Equity Americas and Head Sao Paulo

Scott Essex

43 2016 Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Debt, Head of the Private Debt Americas

Felix Haldner

53 Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board, Head of Investment Structures

Juri Jenkner

41 2016 Member of the Global Executive Board, Global Investment Committee, Co-Head of the Private Infrastructure business

Sergio Jovele

46 Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Investment Solutions Europe & Middle East and Head London

David Layton

34 2017 Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity, Co-Head of Private Equity Europe

Kevin Lu

43 Member of the Global Executive Board, Chairman of Asia and Head of Partners Group’s Singapore office, Head of the Asian Investment Solutions

Marlis Morin

46 2014 Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Client Services

Stefan Naef

43 Member of the of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head of Investment Solutions, Co-Head of Investment Solutions Europe and Middle East

Amelia Raess-Fernandez

50 2016 Member of the Global Executive Board, Head of Human Resources

Stephan Schaeli

48 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, and the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity, Co-Head of the Private Equity Secondaries

Martin Scott

43 2013 Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Investment Solutions Australia

Alfred Gantner

49 2014 Member of the Board of Directors

Urs Wietlisbach

56 2013 Member of the Board of Directors

Grace del Rosario-Castano

53 2015 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Michelle Felman

54 2016 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Eric Strutz

52 2011 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Patrick Ward

63 2013 Independent Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman UK and Middle East

Philip Sauer

2015 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Wuffli

Dr. Peter A. Wuffli is Independent Chairman of the Board of Partners Group Holding AG since May 15, 2014. He was Member of the Board of Directors at Partners Group Holding AG since April 30, 2009 till May 15, 2014. He serves as Chair of the Strategy Committee. He chairs the philanthropic elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization that he established together with his wife in 2006. He is also Chairman of the IMD Foundation and Supervisory Board of the Lausanne IMD business school and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Zurich Opera House. From 1984 to 1993 he worked for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant where he became a Partner and member of the Swiss office leadership team in 1990. In 1994 he joined the Swiss Bank Corporation (today UBS) as Chief Financial Officer. Following the merger of the Swiss Bank Corporation and the Union Bank of Switzerland in 1998, he continued to serve as Chief Financial Officer until 1999 when he became Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management. From 2001 he was President and from 2003 onwards Group CEO of UBS until his resignation in 2007. Since January 2016, he is a member of the MAS International Advisory Panel in Singapore, an advisory panel for Singapore’s financial sector reforms and strategies. He studied Economics at the University of St. Gallen where he gained his Ph.D. in 1984.

Steffen Meister

Mr. Steffen Meister is Member of the Board of Directors, Delegate of the Board of Directors, President- Zug of Partners Group Holding AG since 2013. He was Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer at the company from 2005 to 2013. He is a non-voting Member of the Business Development Committee, as well as Member of the Global Portfolio Investment Committee and of the Private Equity Secondaries Investment Committee at the Company. Previously, Mr. Meister served as Deputy CEO of Partners Group and prior to that, he was Head of the Investment Structures team, where he was responsible for developing and structuring the Company's transactions and investment products. Prior to joining Partners Group, he spent five years at Credit Suisse Financial Products (CSFP) in London and Zurich, where he worked as a derivatives specialist focusing on structured solutions for corporate finance transactions. Previously, he had several assignments at Swiss Reinsurance Company and the Department of Mathematics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). He holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

Andre Frei

Mr. Andre Frei is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Leads Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Clients of Partners Group Holding AG since 2013 and Member of the Executive Board, Head of Client Services and Chief Risk Officer at Partners Group Holding AG since April 1, 2011. He is also Head of Clients at Partners Group. He has been with Partners Group since 2000 and has 16 years of industry experience. Previously, he served as the CRO of Partners Group between 2008 and 2013 and he was the Head of the Client Services business department. He holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich). He is also a CFA charterholder.

Christoph Rubeli

Mr. Christoph Rubeli is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Leads Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Investments at Partners Group Holding AG. He is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Partners Group, based in Zug. He leads the executive board. He is Head of the private equity directs and primaries business unit. He is a member of the global portfolio investment committee, the private equity directs investment committee and the private equity primaries Asia-Pacific and emerging markets investment committees. He has been with Partners Group since 1998 and has 27 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at UBS. He holds an MBA from INSEAD Paris, France.

Charles Dallara

Dr. Charles Dallara is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Americas of Partners Group Holding AG effective from May 2, 2013. He is Member of the Markets Committee. He has 40 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Finance. Previously, he was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co. In addition, he held the following positions in the George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan administrations: Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy Development and Senior Advisor for Policy to the Secretary of the Treasury, United States Executive Director of the IMF, and, concurrently, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economic Policy and US Alternate Executive Director at the IMF. Since 2013, he is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of Oliver Wyman Financial Services Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of Scotia Bank. He holds a Master of Arts, a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy and a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Carolina, USA.

Marcel Erni

Dr. Marcel Erni is Co-Founder, Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Investment Officer - Zug at Partners Group Holding AG since 2013. Previously, he was Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Investment Officer at Partners Group Holding AG. He has responsibility for the Company's Investment Strategy and Development. He is a member of its Global Investment Committee. He is a member of Partners Group Holding’s Board of Directors and the Chief Investment Officer, based in Zug. He has 24 years of industry experience. Prior to founding Partners Group, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. and McKinsey & Co. He is a member of the Board of Castle Private Equity AG, Switzerland, Partners Group Corporate Finance AG, as well as of Global Blue SA, Switzerland, a Partners Group portfolio company. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. and Master's degree in Finance and Banking from the Universitaet St. Gallen (HSG).

Cyrill Wipfli

Dr. Cyrill Wipfli is Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2010. He is a non-voting Member of the Business Development Committee. Previously, Dr. Wipfli was Member of the private equity team, concentrating on investment due diligence for venture, buyout and mezzanine investments, followed by an assignment focused on strategic development activities within the markets department. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was Consultant at McKinsey & Co and Financial Analyst at Venture Capital Finance and the Swiss Federal Committee for Technology and Innovation. He holds a Doctorate degree in Finance and Banking from Universitaet St. Gallen (HSG).

Andreas Knecht

Mr. Andreas Knecht is Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board of Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016. Previously, he was Member of the Executive Board, General Counsel. He is Head of Corporate and Services, Head of the Corporate Operations business department and General Counsel of Partners Group. He has been with Partners Group since 2009 and has 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at a number of different law firms, including Niederer Kraft & Frey, and at Man Group. He holds a master's degree in law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and an LLM from New York University. He is admitted to the Swiss bar.

Raymond Schnidrig

Dr. Raymond Schnidrig is Chief Technology Officer, Head of the Technology Business Unit, Member of the Global Executive Board at Partners Group Holding AG. He has been with Partners Group since 2010 and has 23 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Finance Online GmbH. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Michael Studer

Dr. Michael Studer is Chief Risk Officer and Head Investment Services, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board of Partners Group Holding AG since August 2013. He is Member of the Executive Board and Head of Investment Services at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2013. Within the Company he also holds the post of Partner and Head of Portfolio Risk & Management. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He is also a member of the Global Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2001 and has 20 years of industry experience. He holds a Ph.D. in financial and insurance mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich.

Pamela Alsterlind

Ms. Pamela (Pam) Alsterlind is Head Private Real Estate Asset Management Business Unit, Global Executive Board and the Global Investment Committee at Partners Group Holding AG since December 31, 2016. She is a member of the Private Real Estate Directs Investment Committee, the Private Real Estate Primaries Investment Committee and the Private Real Estate Secondaries Investment Committee. She has been with Partners Group since 2007 and has 29 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Kenneth Leventhal & Co., Ernst & Young LLP, Prudential Realty Group and Pension Consulting Alliance, Inc. She holds an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Claude Angeloz

Mr. Claude Angeloz is Head Private Real Estate, Member of the Executive Committee and Global Executive Board at Partners Group Holding AG since December 31, 2016. He also serves as Head of the European Private Real Estate business unit, based in Zug. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He is a member of the Private Real Estate Directs Investment Committee, the Private Real Estate Secondaries Investment Committee and the Private Real Estate Primaries Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2000 and has 24 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Credit Suisse Financial Products and Credit Suisse. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Andreas Baumann

Mr. Andreas Baumann is Head of the Integrated Investments, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2015. He is a Head of the Americas and member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He is also a member of the Global Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2003 and has 18 years of industry experience. Previously, he was Head of Partners Group’s Singapore office and was responsible for the firm’s Asia-Pacific private equity investment activities between 2010 and 2014. Prior to that he was part of the Private Equity Directs and Primaries Americas business unit between 2003 and 2010, based in New York. Before joining Partners Group, he worked at Sinoart (USA) Inc., Sichuan EW Textile Co. Ltd. and ICPC Trading Inc. He holds an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Rene Biner

Mr. Rene Biner is Co-Head Investments, Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board of Partners Group Holding AG since December 31, 2016. He was Member of the Executive Committee, Co-Head Investments and Co-Head Private Debt at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016.. Previously, he was Member of the Executive Board, Co-Head Investments since 2013. He was Member of the Executive Board and Head of Private Finance at the company from October 1, 2008 to 2013. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He is also a member of the Global Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 1999 and has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Master degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universite de Fribourg (University of Fribourg), and is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant.

Gonzalo Castro

Mr. Gonzalo Fernandez Castro is Member of Global Executive Board, Private Equity Americas and Head Sao Paulo of Partners Group Holding AG. He is a member of the Private Equity Primaries Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Investment Committee and the Private Equity Directs Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2012 and has 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Lumix Capital, Adecco, Jacobs Holdings, LID Group and McKinsey. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts and an industrial engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, Argentina.

Scott Essex

Mr. Scott Essex is Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Debt, Head of the Private Debt Americas at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016. He also serves as is Head of Partners Group’s New York office, and Head of the Private Debt Americas business unit. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee and the Chairman of the Private Debt Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 2007 and has 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at GE Capital and Lazard Ltd. He holds an MBA from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Washington, D.C.

Felix Haldner

Mr. Felix Haldner is Member of the Executive Committee, Global Executive Board, Head of Investment Structures at Partners Group Holding AG. He has been with Partners Group since 2001 and has 28 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a master’s degree in business law from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. He is also admitted to the Swiss bar and is a certified Swiss tax expert. He is president of the Swiss Funds’ and Asset Management Association and sits in the Tax, Legal & Regulatory Committee of Invest Europe. He holds a Master degree in Business Law from Universitaet St. Gallen (University of St. Gallen), is admitted to the Swiss Bar and is a Certified Swiss Tax Agent.

Juri Jenkner

Mr. Juri Jenkner is Member of the Global Executive Board, Global Investment Committee, Co-Head of the Private Infrastructure business of Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016. He also serves as Member of the Global Investment Committee and the Private Infrastructure Investment Committee. Previously, he served as Co-Head of the Private Debt business department and Head of the European Private Debt business unit. He has been with Partners Group since 2004 and has 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Privatbankiers Merck Finck & Co. He holds a master’s degree in finance from the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, Switzerland. He is also a certified European financial analyst. He holds a master’s degree in Finance from the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, Switzerland. He is also a certified European financial analyst.

Sergio Jovele

Mr. Sergio Jovele is Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Investment Solutions Europe & Middle East and Head London of Partners Group Holding AG. He has been with Partners Group since 2005 and has 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Initiative Europe on private equity research assignments. He has published academic papers on American literature and holds a master’s degree in literature from the Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Italy.

David Layton

Mr. David Layton is Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity, Co-Head of Private Equity Europe of Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2017. He was Member of the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity of Partners Group Holding AG until December 31, 2016. and He also serves as the Global Investment Committee. He is a member of the Private Equity Directs Investment Committee and the Private Equity Primaries North America Investment Committee. Previously, he was the Head of Private Equity for the Americas. He has been with Partners Group since 2005 and has 13 years of industry experience. He has represented Partners Group on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, Utah.

Kevin Lu

Dr. Kevin Lu is Member of the Global Executive Board, Chairman of Asia and Head of Partners Group’s Singapore office, Head of the Asian Investment Solutions at Partners Group Holding AG. He is Head of Partners Group’s Singapore office. He has been with Partners Group since 2014 and has 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at the World Bank Group as CFO and Asia-Pacific Regional Director of the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. He holds a Ph.D. in international finance and public policy from New York University.

Marlis Morin

Ms. Marlis Morin is Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head Client Services of Partners Group Holding AG since July 1, 2014. She has been with Partners Group since 2003 and has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Credit Suisse Asset Management Funds, Raiffeisen Landesbank Suedtirol and Raiffeisenkasse Eisacktal. She holds a master's degree in international economics and business studies from the University of Innsbruck, Austria and Marquette University, Wisconsin.

Stefan Naef

Mr. Stefan Naef is Member of the of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board, Head of Investment Solutions, Co-Head of Investment Solutions Europe and Middle East at Partners Group Holding AG. He has been with Partners Group since 2000 and has 19 years of industry experience. Previously, he was Head of the European Investment Solutions business unit where he founded the London office and, prior to that, he was part of the Private Equity Directs and Primaries business unit, based in Zug. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at the European Institute for Risk Management (EIRM). Mr. Naef holds a Master degree in Finance from Universitaet St. Gallen (University of St. Gallen) and a degree in Economics from the American River College.

Amelia Raess-Fernandez

Ms. Amelia Raess-Fernandez is Member of the Global Executive Board, Head of Human Resources at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016. She has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Salt Mobile/ Orange Communications, Switzerland, Zurich Financial Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a graduate degree in human resources management from the University of Manchester, UK.

Stephan Schaeli

Dr. Stephan Schaeli is Member of the Executive Committee, and the Global Executive Board, Co-Head Private Equity, Co-Head of the Private Equity Secondaries at Partners Group Holding AG since January 1, 2016. He is a member of the Global Investment Committee and the Chairman of the Global Portfolio Strategy Committee and the Private Equity Secondaries Investment Committee. He has been with Partners Group since 1999 and has 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at UBS and Goldman Sachs & Co. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. and Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Martin Scott

Mr. Martin Scott is Member of the Global Executive Board, Head Investment Solutions Australia of Partners Group Holding AG. He has been with Partners Group since 2008 and has 23 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Zurich Investments, Tyndall Investment Management and Citigroup. He holds a marketing diploma from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia and studied business at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Alfred Gantner

Mr. Alfred Gantner is Member of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG., since May 15, 2014. co-founded Partners Group in 1996. He is a Partner of the firm and the Chairman of its Global Investment Committee and a member of Partners Group Holding’s Board of Directors, based in Zug. He served as Partners Group’s Chief Executive Officer from 1996 until 2005, when he became Executive Chairman. In 2014, Alfred Gantner stepped down as Executive Chairman and took up his current role. Prior to founding Partners Group, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. He has 24 years of industry experience. He is a member of the board of directors of the Partners Group portfolio companies Strategic Partners Corp. and VAT Vakuumventile AG, Switzerland. He holds an MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

Urs Wietlisbach

Mr. Urs Wietlisbach is Member of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG. Previously, he was Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the company from 2007 to 2013. He is Chair of the Markets Committee and Member of the Strategy Committee. He has been a Director since 1997. Mr. Wietlisbach has had responsibility for the International Business Development of the Company since 2007. Before that, he was Chief Markets Officer. He is Member of the Business Development Committee, the Global Portfolio Investment Committee, as well as the Private Equity Asia, MENA and Emerging Markets Investment Committee, and the Private Debt Investment Committee. He was initially responsible for the Company's partnership investment activities. Later, he also focused on business development responsibilities, first in Europe, and subsequently in the United States and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to founding Partners Group, he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. where, after assignments in London and New York, he was appointed Head of the Company's Institutional Clients business in Switzerland. Previously, he was a Relationship Manager for Multinational Corporate Clients at Credit Suisse in New York and Zurich. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Universitaet St. Gallen (HSG).

Grace del Rosario-Castano

Ms. Grace del Rosario-Castano is Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG effective May 13, 2015. She is Chairwoman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. Ms. Castano spent 22 years at Johnson & Johnson, joining in 1990 as Brand Manager and ending her tenure as Company Group Chairman, Asia-Pacific, in July 2014. In that role, she was responsible for all markets in the Asia-Pacific region, covering 14 operating companies with revenue of over USD 3 billion. In her early years at Johnson & Johnson, she worked for the Consumer Products Worldwide division in the United States. Prior to joining Johnson and Johnson, Ms. Castano spent the formative years of her career with Unilever. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. She has also completed the Senior Management Programs at the Asian Institute of Management, Smith-Tuck Global Leadership For Women, at the Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire and the Advanced Management Program at the University of California in Berkeley.

Michelle Felman

Ms. Michelle Felman is Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Partners Group Holding AG since 2016. She has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate and investment business. She is a Chairwoman of the Investment Oversight Committee. Ms. Felman is furthermore the Founder of JAM Holdings, an investment and advisory firm, and currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Zell Lurie Center at Wharton Business School, where she also served as a visiting professor. She holds a board position at Choice Properties, a REIT, and is on the investment committee of the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund, an investment platform focused on social impact investing in education. From 1997 to 2010, Ms. Felman was Executive Vice President (EVP), Acquisitions and Capital Markets, at Vornado Realty Trust. During her tenure as EVP at Vornado, she led growth initiatives that enabled the firm to become the largest commercial and retail real estate owner in the New York City and Washington DC markets. She continued to provide consulting services to the firm for two years after her retirement from her executive role. Before joining Vornado, she was Managing Director, Global Business Development at GE Capital with responsibility for structuring and evaluating new markets and products globally (1994-1997). Prior to this, she spent three years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Felman earned her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California in Berkeley and her MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Strutz

Dr. Eric Strutz is Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Partners Group Holding AG since May 5, 2011. He is Chair of the Risk & Audit Committee of the Company. Since June 2015, he is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Risk as well as the Audit Committee of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, Duesseldorf. He is Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG. He joined Commerzbank AG as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Controlling, in 2001 and has been Chief Financial Officer of Commerzbank AG since 2003 and a member of the Board of Managing Directors since 2004. In August 2011, q. Strutz announced his decision not to extend his mandate as Chief Financial Officer of Commerzbank AG, which expires at the end of March 2012. He is Member of the Supervisory Board of ABB AG, Mannheim, RWE Power AG, Essen, Mediobanca S.p.A., Milan, and BRE Bank S.A., Warsaw, among others. He studied t the Universities of Erlangen-Nuernberg and St. Gallen and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago as well as a Ph.D. in business administration from Universitaet St. Gallen.

Patrick Ward

Mr. Patrick Ward is Independent Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman UK and Middle East at Partners Group Holding AG since March 8, 2013. He is Member of the Markets Committee. He has 34 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was Advisory Director and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International. Previously, he was Deputy Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs International and a member of the firm’s management committee, having previously co-headed the equities division globally. He holds a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Philip Sauer