Advisory Board

Knowledge, experience, contacts: our advisory board. A selected team of advisors support GalCap Europe. Our advisors provide longstanding professional experience, distinct economic expertise and broad international networks.
(Chairman of the Advisory Board)
(Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board)
Siegfried A. Cofalka
Mario Leißner

DDr. Rainer Koehne, born in 1942 in Germany, is the chairman of the board of Rheingrund AG in Germany and the managing shareholder of the Rheinische Grundbesitz AG in Switzerland, which is a co-shareholder of GalCap Europe. He is a recognized leader of the German logistics industry and an early entrepreneur of the warehouse industry, building up the Deutsche Lagerhaus Gesellschaft into a successful, leading, German warehouse company. Rainer is active as member of Supervisory Boards, administrative Boards and advisory boards in different real estate companies in Germany and abroad. He is a member of the German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and a longstanding assistant professor at the EBS University for Economy and Law in Wiesbaden, where he teaches project development in the logistics industry.

DI Sibylle Dolecek-Anselment, born in 1966 in Switzerland, completed her education in international tax planning and wealth management. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) as well as Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).  Additionally, she has a Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Today Sibylle is the director of Private Banking for Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG and has for more than 20 years managed the complex needs of HNW and UHNW individuals, foundations and companies both national and international. Her core competence is individual wealth management and consulting and her area of focus includes the transnational structuring of asset values. Among other things, she is active in the Management Board of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners STEP, is a board member of Austrian Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is a frequent lecturer at the Technical University of Vienna.

Siegfried A. Cofalka, born in Germany, completed his studies in business administration and economics at the Ruhr University Bochum. His entire professional career was and is closely linked to institutional asset management. After three years with Commerz Invest in Dusseldorf (a subsidiary of Commerzbank), he moved to Credit Swiss (then SKA) in 1987, where he helped shape the successful Asset Management strategies for Credit Swiss in Germany. In 1996, he joined the Board of Directors of Oppenheim-Immobilien KAG (OIK). Together with his colleagues, he built OIK into the undisputed market leader for real estate special funds in Germany. From 2008 to 2016, Siegfried was Managing Director of SEB Investment (since 2015 Savills Fund Management) and, until 2015, CEO of SEB Asset Management AG with primary responsibility for the institutional business. Under his guidance, numerous new fund products were successfully launched. Today, as a leading expert in institutional investment, Siegfried continues to operate internationally in several supervisory boards and non-executive director positions.

Dr. Hans Gasser, born in 1950 in Austria, holds a doctorate degree in communication sciences with more than 35 years of operative experience in media management, 15 years of which in different management positions in Germany. Until 2012, he was the Chairman of the Managing Board of the WirtschaftsBlatt Verlag AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Austria Press Agency as well as the President of the Association of Austrian Newspaper Publishers. In his long career, Hans Gasser worked for renowned newspapers such as Die Presse in Vienna, Kleine Zeitung in Graz and the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. For the Styria Media Group, he was responsible for the re-foundation of the daily newspaper 24sata in Croatia in 2005. In 2003 he founded Media & Strategy Consult, a media and strategy consulting firm headquartered in Munich. Today, Hans Gasser advises the leadership of a wide range of companies, including Austria Presse Agentur (APA), the national news agency, and he serves as special representative on projects and partnerships in the D-A-CH countries.

Mario Leissner, born in 1971, is a lawyer and entrepreneur. After studying and training in Germany and the USA, he advised the German and international real estate and fund industry for more than 25 years on the structuring and launch of funds, on regulatory law and on German and international real estate transactions. After several years as head of the legal and tax department of the market-leading Sal. Oppenheim real estate investment company, he founded the first continental European office of King & Spalding LLP, one of the leading international commercial law firms, in 2007. As the firm’s German Managing Partner and head of the German real estate and funds practice, which won several awards with him, he led the firm into continued market leadership in advising real estate funds. In 2022, he retired from operational professional activities.

Mario is considered one of the most renowned German lawyers (“Germany’s Best Lawyers” since 2015) with highest international rankings as well as one of the “leading minds of the German real estate industry” (immobilienmanager „Hall of Fame“). He is now selectively active as a supervisory board member, non-executive director and consultant.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Schausberger*, born 1950 in Austria, is a university professor for modern history at the University of Salzburg. Between 1996 – 2004, he was the state governor of Salzburg.  Following his political career, today he leads the European Project Analysis & Conception GmbH EPAC as the managing director. He is the Chairman of the Institutes of Regions of Europe IRE, a member of the Regional Commission of the European Union, Senator h.c. of the Paracelsus Medical Private University and Professor at the Western Hungarian University Sopron.

*) The membership rests during the period of the activity for the European Commission.

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