General Atlantic Team
Our global team is dedicated to helping our portfolio companies become market leaders domestically, regionally, and globally.
Head of Munich Munich
Joern Nikolay ×
Joern Nikolay is a Managing Director and leads General Atlantic’s business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as part of the EMEA team. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2008, Joern was an Associate at TA Associates in London. Before that, he was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company in Düsseldorf, and an Analyst at Morgan Stanley in Frankfurt.
Operating Partner Munich
Achim Berg ×
Achim Berg is an Operating Partner and part of General Atlantic’s Operations Group, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s EMEA investment team and portfolio companies. He also serves as President of BITKOM, Germany’s Federal Association of Information Technology, Telecommunications, and New Media. Before joining General Atlantic in 2016, Achim was Chief Executive Officer of arvato AG, a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann SE. Earlier in his career, he held a number of senior management positions at Microsoft, including Corporate Vice President of the Windows Phone division, General Manager of Microsoft Germany, and Area Vice President of Microsoft International. Prior to that, Achim served on the Executive Board of T-Com and worked at leading technology companies, including Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, Dell Deutschland GmbH, and Bull AG.
Christian Figge ×
Christian Figge is a Principal at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2012, Christian was a Research Assistant at the Technical University of Munich with a focus on empirical entrepreneurial finance topics. Before that, he worked at BC Partners and L.E.K. Consulting where he concentrated on the business services, healthcare, and industrial sectors.
Vice President Munich
Felix Burgdorf ×
Felix Burgdorf is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in EMEA. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Felix was a Director at EQT Partners in Munich where he focused on Private Equity investments, covering the German-speaking region and Italy. He was also a member of EQT’s healthcare practice. Prior to that, he worked at Goldman Sachs in investment banking in London and Frankfurt, Germany.
Vice President Munich
Christian Osterland ×
Christian Osterland is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland across all sectors. Before joining General Atlantic in 2015, Christian was an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in London.
Christopher Apfel ×
Christopher Apfel is an Associate at General Atlantic. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Christopher was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company.
Julia Denig ×
Julia Denig is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in EMEA. Before joining General Atlantic in 2019, Julia was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich, Germany.